Nov 08, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
I'm going to go up to Allison Mines with a friend on mine soon. It's my first time going hiking. Do you guys have any tips for me? Like what to wear and expect, and what to bring?
Trail_Runner saidI cannot express enough taking a first aid kit. More than once I've helped out people in the middle of no where that were not doing anything they considered dangerous or high risk, however ended up gashing something open and had no first aid kit. Layer your clothing.
Be prepared for all weather situations! Hypothermia is another big thing you see out in the wild due to people thinking they were going on a casual day hike but end getting rained on, soaked to the bone, then almost going into hypothermic shock.
If you have a smart phone, download Accuterra and learn how to use it before you go. Its an amazing app that will cover your maps, GPS, compass, etc.
Main Hiking Gear:
Food and water (plenty of water)
Fleece or Wind-Block jacket
Hiking boots / scrambling shoes
Pack (that fits the hike/climb)
Knife or multi-tool
Water bladder or bottles
TP (in ziploc bag)
Emergency supplies, including a first aid kit (DON'T FORGET THIS!!!!)
Optional: Trekking poles
Optional: Water filter
Optional: SPOT Locator
Optional: Satellite Phone (expensive)