Essential Items for Wilderness Hiking
There is no an interesting experience and enjoyable like going for a wilderness hike but going there prepared is the most important part that will make your hike more enjoyable and to prevent you from being in any trouble during hiking. The following are some of the important things you should be carrying when you are going for hiking at the wilderness.
Walking stick is very important when it comes to traversing of the land and also finding a better balance, and it is used not only for navigations only so you should consider carrying when you are off to wilderness hiking. The best thing that will help you decide on the best walking stick is your height, and since there can be dangers that can be faced in the wilderness, these walking sticks should be very strong to help you defend yourself when you face any from either man or beast.
There are challenges like, infection, injuries and bleeding that you can encounter with during the hike that is why it is advisable to carry along with you a basic first aid kit containing tools that can help you during these challenges. There are so many first aid kits available for you, but you are only encouraged to go for one that will contain all the required tools needed for the hike.
A three days packed food, fire source, canteen of water and a cell phone which will help you get reception when non is available around you should be packed in a daypack and carried along during the wilderness hike and for food, do not consider how long you are going to stay in the wilderness. A GPS unit is a tool that can be used in tracing your way in case you get lost in the wilderness, and there are other tools that can be used in case it fail to function like traditional compass and also the map of the area that should be packed in a backpack when you are going from the hike.
Signaling devices are also essential in drawing your attention and also to help you find help from a far distance, and these devices includes whistle, a mirror, and an air horn, for example, mirror can work with the sun rays to signal planes or people that are in that area but does not see you but in any case sun is low, that is where the whistle gets into the body. For safety, take multiple signaling devices that will grant many chances of rescue in the wilderness.