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. There are some few things that when you are going for a hike in the wilderness, you should carry along and below are just some of the items that can save you overcome some tricky situation.
For balancing and traversing of the land during hiking, walking stick is the best for the work, and its use is not only for navigation so anytime you are going for hiking you should carry one along with you. The best thing that will help you decide on the best walking stick is your height, and since there can be dangers that can be faced in the wilderness, these walking sticks should be very strong to help you defend yourself when you face any from either man or beast.
There are challenges like, infection, injuries and bleeding that you can encounter with during the hike that is why it is advisable to carry along with you a basic first aid kit containing tools that can help you during these challenges. 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.
The next one that you should carry is a daypack containing your cell phone because you can need a reception if you don’t find one in the wilderness, a canteen of water, a fire source and also pack enough food to last you for at least three days and at this point you should not consider whether you are going to take long or short time at 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.
Signaling devices are also essential in drawing your attention and also to help you find help from a far distance, and these devices includes whistle, a mirror, and an air horn, for example, mirror can work with the sun rays to signal planes or people that are in that area but does not see you but in any case sun is low, that is where the whistle gets into the body. For safety, take multiple signaling devices that will grant many chances of rescue in the wilderness.