Things for Essential Wilderness Hike
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. In the wilderness, there are attacks that can be caused either by man or beast, so when you are going for a hike there, you should be carrying with you a very strong walking, and also your height can help you choose the best for yourself.
Another important thing to take is a basic first aid kit which should not be left behind, and it contains some valuable tools that will help you prevent infections, assist you in treating injuries and stop excess bleeding when you are in the field. 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. In your backpack, pack some important navigation tools like a GPS unit that will help you trace your way in case you lost your way, a traditional compass and also the maps of the area which will also assist in locating where you are in case you miss your way.
Mirror, whistle, and an air horn are types of signaling devices you should not leave behind when you are going for a hike that is mirror will help you signal plane or people and when the sun is low, you use the whistle and an air horn because these devices are designed to reach people from a distance. For safety, take multiple signaling devices that will grant many chances of rescue in the wilderness.