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5 Must-Haves for Your Hiking Daypack
If you are one of those people who can hear mountains calling to them, then this blog is a must-read for you. If you don’t go on a hike very often, this blog will still help you to make your tours comfortable.
No matter where you go, your backpack remains a constant for you. Therefore, I’ve listed down five must-have things for your bag pack. These things are important because they are very practical. Hence, they give you the confidence to deal with any situation during your hike.
Give the following list a read and find out what your bag pack is missing.
High Carb Food
When you are on a hike, circumstances can change with a blink of an eye. In such unforeseeable circumstances, food should be least of your worries. People usually carry a lot of food but not the “RIGHT” food. Instead of overburdening yourself, pack high carb and high protein food. For example, canned beans, dry fruits of all kinds, etc. This kind of food gives an instant energy boost, which is required for tough work like hiking.
A Reliable Device Charger
Imagine being stuck in the mountains or in the jungle, and all your communication devices are dead. Horrible, right? Well, now you can cut device charging from your hiking worries. You can easily get hiking solar chargers from Amazon. Some of the solar charges can charge up to five devices at the same time. The best part about these chargers is that they are excellent power banks. Therefore, if the sun doesn’t rise for days, you are still good with power.
This goes without saying that a first-aid is the most important of all. However, you’ve to be very careful about what to pack in your kit. If you are not alone, then I would advise you to ask people if they have any medical condition. Design your kid according to your requirements.
A fixed blade knife or a multi-tool is also very essential for a hiking trip. You may think that there is no place in your bag for a screwdriver, but you are wrong. These tools prove themselves more useful than you think. Therefore, not only should you make some room for a commando grade knife or a multi-tool, but you should also invest in them.
The last thing you want on a hike is to get lost. Therefore, do complete research about the place you are going to hike. I would advise you to talk to someone who has already been there. It will give you a clear idea about the real-time situation of the place. Moreover, never leave your camp without a map or a compass. This means that a navigation tool is also a must-have for your bag-pack.
Hiking is all fun and exciting as long as you are well prepared for it. Therefore, pack wisely if you want to enjoy your hike to its full potential.
Kuhl recently sent me Silencer Convertible hiking pants and a stealth short sleeve shirt to review. I jumped at the chance to wear the pants and shirt when we did the famous Fence Post Peak hike at China Date Ranch.
I love these pants! They are good looking, extremely comfortable, and they allow plenty freedom of movement.
Kuhl uses a new innovative softshell technology that creates more stretch without Spandex and will not sag or bag, so you look great in them. You can wear these pants around town!
The pants feature a 4-way stretch so you can climb without any worries. They have a full fit through the thigh, knee and lower leg.
The rip stop fabric helps resists rips. (The pants can rip if abused enough. ) No worries ripping the pants while hiking through brush, rock, especially limestone, is a different story and might cause rips.
The pants have a whopping nine pockets to store tons of small items. Most pockets have zippers so your gear will be there when you need it.
All of the buttons are metal buttons. No worries about losing a button out in the backcountry.
You can easily zip off the bottoms; you now have 10" shorts with plenty of pockets!
The pants also have a zipper at the bottom hem to make it easier to take the pants off, even over hiking boots/shoes.
Sizes and Colors
Waist sizes are from 28 to 42
Inseam: 28 30 32 34 36
Colors: Khaki - Raven - Storm Khaki - Carbon
For more information and to order
I love this shirt also. It looks good and feels good.
The shirt features wrinkle and order resistant with two chest pockets and there's even a hidden security pocket.
There's plenty of room to move as the shirt offers a wide back, for those with big lats.
The fabric is ELUXURITE 100% Polyester - 80 GSM
UPF 30 (Ultraviolet Protection Factor)
Sizes and Colors
Sizes: S M L XL XXL
Colors: Blue Depth - Black/Koal - Alpine Lake - Oak Moss - Pesto - Midnight - Polar Blue - Rustic Sun - Seaweed
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV