Hiking is a great way to be in the lap of nature, breathe in fresh air, rejuvenate and feel closer to yourself. However, if you miss on some must-have essentials, you probably will not enjoy it as much as you were supposed to.
To make your next hiking adventure one of the best experiences ever, do not miss to include these items.
This one is a savior in every scenario. Always, have a few packs of frozen food in your bag not only when you go for a hike but even if it's camping in the woods out of the city or any such place where you might get stuck. Frozen food comes handy when you get lost on your trail or for some reason or the other gets disconnected from your group. Feeding on these packs will give you the strength to rise and get back to your track.
You already are carrying a torch with you, why candles you ask? In the first place, if the battery of the torch goes haywire and you need to save on your phone’s charging, candles come handy. Secondly, with the help of match sticks and candles you can light a fire as an indicator to your friends to trace you in case of any unforeseen scenario. Lastly, if you are hiking with the love of your life, a candle light dinner with a glorious view of the mountains and the valley hurts no one.
Hiking involves a lot of uncomfortable walks and hops. Thus, when your tent is up, and you are finally ready to go to bed, you better slip in the most comfortable pajamas you have. The next day too requires a lot of effort, so sleep into something that will not let you do it with utmost comfort.
A polaroid camera
One reason that attracts the hikers the most is the undiluted beauty of nature. The stunning mountains, the glorious valleys, an eclectic range of birds and wildflowers around, the gorgeous sunrise and the magnificent sunset. DSLRs and top-notch cameras are a good deal, but the best shots deserve the vintage clicks. Thus, a polaroid camera to capture the best!
Waterproof bed pads for adults
In case you have any incontinence issues, bed pads for adults are your best deal. After all the tiring hiking you did for the day, worrying about your bed-wetting issue is the last thing you want to sleep with at night. Thus, carry a pack of waterproof bed pads to sleep peacefully and wake up on a dry bed sheet the next morning.
A first-aid kit
This is an important essential, and every pro hiker will suggest you to carry a first aid kit which is packed with bandages, a bottle of Dettol or savlon, medical cotton, and medicines for basic problems such as cold, cough, headache, stomach pain, body pains and others.
Also, do not forget to carry a few Biodegradable Kitchen Trash Bags as they come handy to store all the trash, and you can use a few for storing the biomedical waste.