Day Hike Tips: What to bring for a day hike

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What to bring for a day hike

Did you know that more serious accidents and mishaps occur during day hikes than extended multi-night trips.  When hiking for more than one day most hikers "pack well" knowing they will be out for several days - so they hit the trail prepared.  Day hikers on the other hand just assume they are going out for "a couple of hours".   Does Gilligan's Island ring a bell.  Weather can change in a matter of minutes as storms creep over the mountain range.  Temperature can drop 20, 30 or 50 degrees just as fast.  Hike an hour or two into the backcountry and then get hurt ... now what? 

Robert Baden-Powell said it well, "Be Prepared".


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What to bring for a day hike:

  1. Rain gear
  2. Two full water bottles per person (Do not drink from mountain streams.)
  3. Lightweight jacket, hat and gloves
  4. High energy trail snacks and lunch
At least one person in the group should carry:
  1. First-aid kit, including an Ace bandage
  2. Insect repellent
  3. Matches and fire starter
  4. Sun screen (15+)
  5. Knife
  6. Extra food
  7. Whistle and mirror
  8. Good map(s) and a compass





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