What to take on a hike?
Despite the fact that people have to quite often collect things in a bag - something for a holiday, then for a business trip - to do it right is not always easy. Especially carefully you need to think about what to take in the campaign, because, being away from civilization, a person should have a lot of necessary things with him.
Features of laying hiking backpack
Before you decide on the fact that you need to take a hike, you should buy a hiking backpack. Its main conditions: capacity, durability and ease of carrying. For a long hike, a large backpack with a capacity of up to 70 liters, made of durable fabric, with a sewn bottom and wide shoulder straps will suit.
Some important rules for packing a backpack
- Heavy objects fall down or in the middle of the backpack, closer to the back.
- Closer to the back also fall soft objects.
- Fragile and volumetric stack on top.
- Essentials are better placed in pockets.
- Lay things in such a way that they do not rattle when walking.
Collecting a hiking backpack, remember the location of individual items so that when the need arises, you can quickly and easily get the thing. In addition, collecting a backpack, you should take a list of items taken with you.So it will be easier to notice if something is forgotten or lost.
Experienced tourists advise folding a rug into a backpack to give it shape. A blanket or sleeping bag is usually put on the back, then something heavy, like cans and cereals. It is better to put personal belongings in waterproof bags or cellophane bags.
To ease the weight of the backpack, agree with the people who go with you on a hike, about the essentials that everyone takes. So, there is no need to take each separately toothpaste, soap and shampoo. During parking, a bag of these items is hung on a tree for general use.
Among all that you can take on a hike, a special place is occupied by the list of dishes necessary during such a holiday. Here are some of the most important elements of this list:
- Metal or plastic mug. The advantage of a metal cup is that it can be put on a bonfire, a plastic cup is its lightness.
- Aluminum spoons.
- Plastic or aluminum plate.
- For a group of 10-12 people, it is enough to take 3-4 knives.
- Ladle, with a capacity of approximately 0.14 liters.
In addition to dishes, you need to take a hike and things like a saw, an ax, a frying pan and boiler.With the help of an ax and a saw you can always find firewood, build a place to sit or build a place for a fire. A frying pan and a cauldron are the two most important elements of a camp kitchen. Make sure that they are not sorry to put on a fire, because after such use, their appearance will not be the best.
First aid kit for a hike
Unfortunately, it is impossible to foresee all situations that can occur in nature, but there is a small list of drugs that need to be taken on a hike. Here he is:
- sterile and non-sterile bandages
- elastic bandage
- roll of bactericidal patch
- hydrogen peroxide
- Activated carbon
Be sure to ask about the individual tolerance of drugs for each participant in the hike. If someone from the group is constantly taking any medications, then it is worth not only to take care of their presence in your pocket, but also to warn the leader of the hike in advance about such a feature.
Additions to the "hiking" list
Going on a long hike, make sure that your shoes are not just comfortable and invisible on foot, but also strong enough for long walks.
Taking a tent on a hike is based on the number of participants.So, for a group of 12 people will need four triple tents. When settling for the night, you should also take into account gender characteristics, so that people feel comfortable enough. Do not forget to take a large film that can cover the tent in case of rain.
In addition, you will need matches or a lighter, a mosquito cream, a raincoat, a clock, toilet paper, hygienic lipstick and dry alcohol.