Tag Archives: hiking list

The Ultimate Dayhiking Checklist

Dayhiking is one of the simplest and most liberating ways to immerse yourself in nature: You can rack up wilderness solitude, views, and exercise without carrying a heavy pack or planning for an overnight. But while many hikers bring nothing more than a water bottle, boots, and snacks, it’s best to come prepared for any […]

Necessities for a day hike packing list

As well as the 10 essentials for hiking, there are also a number of other hiking necessities that you’ll want to take with you for your day hike.  1. Day pack Obviously, a day pack is an essential item on a day hike packing list. You will need a way to carry everything that you […]

The Ultimate Backpacking Checklist

A backpacking trip can be the experience of a lifetime—as long as you’re properly equipped. Using a backpacking checklist is the best way to take stock of your kit before heading out. Our handy list covers the essentials for anything from an overnight to a week out in the wilderness. This list is meant for […]

Safety Tips for Hiking with Kids

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor adventure. But before you and your kids hit the trails, make sure you know (and follow!) these hiking safety tips.  Before you go, let someone know your plans.Whether you’re planning a 10-mile hike in a remote forest or a 2-mile jaunt around the local park, let someone know […]

Hiking in Leggings – How to Pick the Best Hiking Tights

If you are one of those girls that live in their yoga pants, then you already know and appreciate the level of comfort that leggings offer. It’d hard to think of a physical activity where leggings aren’t the superior clothing choice, and they seem to have become a common piece of a hiking apparel. One […]

Three-Season Gear Checklist

Clothing Outerwear waterproof/breathable jacket waterproof/breathable pants fleece/synthetic jacket or wool sweater waterproof gaiters (optional) synthetic hiking pants synthetic shorts Base Layer midweight long john top midweight long john bottoms long sleeve T-shirt synthetic T-shirt synthetic briefs synthetic sports bra Accessories wool or fleece hat midweight wool or fleece gloves Footwear camp footwear (optional) waterproof hiking […]

How Beginners Can Cut Pack Weight, Not Comfort

When I went on my first backpacking trip at age 11 in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, I made just about every rookie mistake possible when it comes to pack weight. Because I was in charge of my own packing list, I brought heavy pajamas, a sweatshirt, too much food, and for some reason, a stuffed animal. […]

Plan your hike like your life depends on it – because it does

I’ve been bushwalking most of my life and I prepare for every hike as if it’s my first.  If I don’t, it might well be my last. There’s no high better than drinking in our jaw-dropping island nation. Its rugged beauty, its remoteness and its danger are breath-taking.  Perfect for an Insta or FB. But […]