All new to outdoor activities always have questions about what equipment to purchase. So, we decided to do a basic list – a suggestion that works with starting point–for those who are starting and enter the world of mountaineering, and want to do hiking and camping.
It is important to remember that having the right equipment to the appropriatesituations offers more comfort and safety to the activity. However, it is not everything. It is essential to know how to correctly use these materials and have knowledge of the environment that are visiting.
It is also recommended to the accompaniment of an experienced guide and responsible to meet the location, if you have little experience in still trails. Several factors help define which take equipment to an activity. However, when you leave home, be it for a walk or a campground, it’s important to be prepared for six main factors: cold, heat, light, dark, wet and dry. That is, if you go to a location in the mountains, or it’s winter, you will need equipment for the cold. On the other hand, if you are going camping in the summer, on the beach, such equipment may not be so required.
Its activity may take longer than expected and fall the night before your termination. How are you going to do if you don’t have a flashlight? Check the weather forecast for the period and to the location where you want to go can help a lot too. Another important tip for equipment and always test them at home, beforeyour use, not to be taken by surprise. It’s nothing nice find, in the storm, that the seams of your tent does not offer more fence; that your flashlight does not workwhen you’re in the middle of a hike and dark; or that your stove is cloggedwhen, at the end of an intense day of activities, you begin to prepare your meal.Of course unforeseen events happen, but having the appropriate equipment at the right time can prevent many disorders.
Check now the basic kit to make a trail and camping.
Of course there are hiking and C aminhadas. Duration, time of year and locationcan determine which equipment must be taken. However, we list here what are the minimum equipment required for any type of walk.
Backpack–A comfortable backpack, appropriate to the size that you need totake, you can avoid a day of discomfort, in addition to a bad back. It is important to pay attention to the types of backpacks for every situation. The Trail has several models, Courses & suitable for various situations:-cargo, mixed use and daily. For a few hours walk from a small backpack, for a trail of several days a freighter. Here’s how to choose the proper backpack and other tips. In addition to themodel, the way to get the backpack is also critical.
Canteen – keep yourself hydrated is very important on a walk, especially if it’s asunny day. The Trails & Directions backpack templates that have a special compartment to place canteens of hydration. If you use water available on-site, rivers,for example, it is important to know how to purify water. Is the simplest canteen,to the more elaborate, the important thing is that you don’t miss the water (or sports drinks or coconut water) during the tour. When we start to feel thirsty, ourwater balance (water) and electrolyte (sodium and potassium) has already beenaffected. A simple rule is to drink small SIPs (about 200 ml) every 40 minutes. Check out here some types of canteen.
Clothing – although the walk is on a beautiful sunny day, who goes to natural environments have to be prepared for sudden changes of weather. Therefore, we recommend that you always carry an anorak or parkha shelter, in case of rain orwind. Is indicated also always wear a jacket, especially in cold areas, to be used under the anorak, as this resists rain and wind, but offers little protection to the cold. A sports shirt, which does not wet, made of synthetic material, no cotton, can greatly help to avoid heat loss due to contact with the shirt wet with sweat. In addition, it is important to always wear comfortable clothing and pants that allow movements, and remain dry, without cotton tactel fabric, microfiber and the like. No go for a walk with jeans! Avoid cotton socks also, opting to sport socks.
Flashlight – another item that can not miss in the backpack of trails is a flashlight. Although the walk is short, it’s a lightweight equipment that can help a lot if some unforeseen event happens (such as loss of control, fork or even an accident) and the ride takes longer than expected. A good flashlight with bad batteries is useless weight, so always have new alkaline batteries for flashlight, as well as reserve batteries. And before you leave home, it never hurts to check if the flashlight is working. Check out the flashlight models offered by Trails & Directions.
Appropriate footwear – Currently there is a great variety of hiking boots on the market. Some lighter, other heavier, some with short barrel, others with long barrel, with protective coating resistant to water, other with breathable fabric. Whatis important to know is that if you go to a track must wear an appropriate footwear for that. The shoes used in the daily life of the city tend to be tailored to therequirements of the natural environment and probably not handle rough terrainfound on the tracks. But remember that it is important not only to be adapted to the external environment, but also the Interior, that is, your feet have to be comfortable in it. Check here how to choose the proper boot.
First aid kit – accidents happen, never ignore this sentence. The important thing is to always be prepared and have enough information to do well in situations like this. It is essential, therefore, to take a first aid for minor injuries or any malaise, and meet minimally the first aid procedures.
Hat and sunscreen – to protect themselves from the Sun, two essential items area hat and sunscreen. Even if the weather is cloudy or the Sun seems weak, it never hurts to have these items in the bag and avoid burns.
Toilet paper and garbage bag – two fundamental items for the consciousWalker. Respect nature and practice the principles of minimal impact on trails. Remember that you’re the stranger in that space, and so it should do everythingnot to change it. Press always your garbage back on a walk, even the toilet paper. And never evacuate near watercourses so as not to pollute them. It is recommended to stay away at least 30 meters and bury the waste solids. Many climberscarry a small garden shovel (plastic or metal) for this purpose.
Camping is a very enjoyable activity, especially if you have the appropriate equipment to avoid rough situations, and increase your comfort. If it is a camp that includes hiking, be sure to take the items already listed above.
Tent – is the essential item of camping. The Trails offers Courses appropriate formodels & each situation. You should always take into consideration if you are going camping in a place where the car arrives (in this case can take a heavier tent) or walk to the tent in the back (so you will need a lighter model). Check here how to choose the ideal tent for your camp.
Stove–is a key item for those who want to cook at camp, or even to make a hot drink for breakfast or in the evening. Various models and types of stoves on the market. Click here to learn about the different types and other tips. And don’t forget to bring the proper fuel in sufficient quantity for your tour, as well as cooking utensils.
Thermal insulation – Necessary to isolate the cold ground. Is used inside the tent, under your mattress, futon or sleeping bag. Find out about the models of insulators of Trails & Directions. An alternative to the insulators are the modern inflatable mattresses as well practical and comfortable.
Sleeping bag–Another essential item for campers. There are more and less resistant to cold. The choice of sleeping bag depends on the location or season you want to camp, and the weight and volume that is willing to carry. The Trails offers a lot of models Directions & quality, at competitive market prices.
Flashlight – is a fundamental item to light inside the tent and light when you make a meal at night, especially in places where there is no electric light. As I said before, in addition to the flashlight, always have new alkaline batteries for flashlight and batteries reserves. Consider also the use of chemical light, as emergencycanes. Check out the flashlight models offered by Trails & Directions.
Garbage bag – Bring all the garbage you produce during your camp and take it to a dumpster or into town. In the forests there is no garbage collection. Don’t forget that in addition to equipment, information is critical. Be a conscious and Walker meet on site the principles of minimal impact in natural areas.
With these basic kit tips we hope you have an excellent hiking and camping!
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