Hiking Gear A hiking trail always excites you with lots of adventure. But can hiking be a memorable experience without good hiking gear?
Here follows a series of gears that a distinct hiker should have and should not have in the whole trip and some tips as well that would make your trip more cheerful:
Be cautious of all the Gimmicks and Gizmos!
To lessen travel discomfort, you can select portable Dutch oven, back-country espresso machine, portable saws, collapsible chairs, nesting pots, travel-design towels and so on.
Nowadays, there are many outfitting stores that provide you with many of these items intending to lessen the discomforts caused during traveling to some remote or dismal places. However, all these things can give you more opportunities to end up stuffing your pack up using things that are not needed.
It is certain that all these hiking gear things are specifically designed for traveling. But just wait as you start filling up your pack and lifting it! The purpose is to travel with light weight.
You may be laboring with a heavy burden filled with many sorts of trinkets, which may include a first-aid kit that is worth starting a third-world hospital, while a skinny wanderer may breeze past you carrying a slender pack that may be of half the weight you are carrying. This is unfair, you may whine.
Instead of learning the lesson in an arduous way, listen to the first rule for lightweight hiking: be ready with your hiking gear and be aware of all the gimmicks and gizmos that may find their way into your pack.
These alluring promises of providing homely comforts during the trial will remain as mere empty promises. The real matter of life during the trial is regarding simplicity. Hiking gear meant for luxury must be left and allowed to remain at home. Of course, you can soon get them back.
Lightweight hiking is nothing but avoiding as much hiking gear as it is possible. Even though you have been as light as possible during your travels and hiking trips, do not forget to re-evaluate the hiking gear every time you leave for any trail.
Just think if there is anything that you have always taken during your trips but never ever have used. Those things that you really do use, but could go without? Also think about all those accessories you do not require.
For example, nesting pot sets seem essential only for a backcountry goodie. You may like taking with you a great spice set, many pans, and pots for various cooking purposes, and of course a spatula for preparing pancakes.
However, these items may exert such a weight on your hiking gear that they may haul you down. It would be better if you can buy one-pot concoctions. If possible, dump the rest of the things and carry only one.
Sharing with your Partner
It is worth noting that traveling with a partner allows you to travel lighter than when you used to travel single. Do you know why?
Ask this question to yourself: Is a Swiss army knife having a portable chainsaw and the fourteen screwdrivers that it carries really required by BOTH of you?
You can certainly replace it with something lighter and simpler. And it would be better if you are going to share the hiking gear that both of you are already carrying.
There are certain other things that you may share with your partner: tent, a water filter, first-aid box, matches, guidebook, pots, and a stove.