Hiking and Camping Gears

Hiking and Camping Gears

Hiking Adventures: Sharing Hiking Tips, Gears, and Apparel

"Let's wander where the wifi is weak"

I like how hiking shows me the wonders of nature. People would go hiking to explore and be with nature. I share the same passion but I love it as it also feeds my mind and soul. 

Here is a list of our favorite travel and hiking gear tried and tested. Let's go!

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Women Hiking Pants - Roll-up

1. Research hiking trail and route

We love using www.alltrails.com, we have used this website countless times for most of our Hikes in California.  It provides directions, a map, how many miles, elevation,  weather, how to get there, photos, and most importantly reviews from recent fellow hikers. Most information we need is here and based on our experience the site is reliable, however, you should always check other websites for more information and do some more comparisons. 

Reminders: Know your limits, pick your hiking trails wisely.

2. Dress Appropriately

It is crucial to Check the Weather this is one way of determining the kind of clothes you need for your hike. We love hiking clothes that are lightweight and breathable. When it comes to our tops we're very flexible as long as it's moisture-wicking and not pure cotton.

Hiking watch sports watch - durable and waterproof

3. Start Early
We love starting early as they said "the early bird gets the worm."  Being early means more parking, more time to take pictures, more time to get lost, more time for snacking, and my favorite part, the trail is quieter and the air is cooler. Who doesn't like the cool and fresh air in the mountains?! 

We've noticed after our hikes the steering wheel is blazing hot. Keep your car cool by placing a Sunshade in front of the windshield. 

Safekeeping your car keys is an essential responsibility of a god hiker. We love using a Carabiner to keep our keys safe.

Talking about pictures, I love to take snapshots of our hiking trails, not just for blogging purposes, I also find it very helpful when we're lost and backtracking tracks using the images I've taken along the way. I've used this camera for a long time, it's great for beginners. We've also gotten used to our LG phones which take great pictures.

Hiking shoes, hiking boots, waterproof

5. Safety First

We take our time as for us it's not a race. Stay on the trail. Shortcuts are great as long as it's an official route, always practice Safety First. 

Staying on the trail also means checking the path. Look for danger signs like crawling animals, rocks, and tree roots. We rely most of the time on our hiking boots as it has personally saved us from slipping, twisting our ankles, and even tripping on a tree root.

We also make sure to tell one of our family and friends which trail we're going for that day. 

The Ultimate Hiking Tip: Invest in a great pair of hiking boots. We love our Columbia boots and have no regrets.

These boots have powered us through steep hikes and muddy paths.  You'd be surprised how good it feels to have your ankles supported by this pair of footwear as you're treading up/down rocky, slippery slopes.  It's been a couple years of hikes and they're still looking pretty good through the wear-and-tear.  A must-have for adventurers, for sure.

6. Do not throw your trash

Seriously! If you can't do this better stay at home. If you can't clean up your own mess do not hike. This is basic common sense do not litter and not even leave fruit peels. Try to avoid picking flowers along the way as tempting as it can be and even breaking branches. Leave the hiking trail the way it is, it's also how you show your respect and gratitude to nature. 

7. Bring a Backpack 

We have been doing more short hikes meaning these are hikes that can be completed in a day or day-hikes. We carry a small backpack with us that holds all the necessary hiking items we need for the day.

Day-hikes Essential items to bring:
1. Something to hold your trash as you can't throw your trash anywhere.
2. Sun protection like sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, and a hat.
3. Water jug
4. Candy, Snacks, or meals

For emergency purposes:
Map & Compass
Base layers or a light foldable jacket
First Aid kit
Swiss army knife
Gear repair kit
This is my thing! I carry with me a "white flower liniment" (topical medicated rub)  for pain relief, dizziness, insect biles, or stuffy nose. It's one of those Chinese rubs sold in drugstores.

8. Hike with good manners

Spread some good vibes
We always like to say Good Morning, Hi, or Hello to fellow hikers. 

As Always Safety first
Let bikers go first, and horses too.

Immerse with nature
Hike with an open mind, leave your headphones in your car. Enjoy the tall trees, the animals, and the fresh air.

For Hiking Groups
Please lower your voice, we don't want to hear your problems. 

For man's best friend 
Please keep your dog on a leashed

9. Camping Gears 

Camping is a great way to unwind, be with nature, and be away from stress or air pollution. We love the simplicity of camping under the stars and waking up to a foggy forest. 

Here are some basic camping gears you need:


Camping tent - 4 persons
Ozark Trail Family Cabin Tent (Gray/Orange, 4 Person (22 Piece Combo Set)

I'm all for spending for quality but always within my budget.  This affordable tent (found at Walmart) has kept us dry, withstood the wind (when I thought it was going to blow us away), and comfortably fit a party of 3 with room to spare.  It says it fits 4 persons but we haven't had a 4th member join us yet; however, it definitely would work.  On top of that, it was easy to put up.


Camping Chair or Beach Chair - Foldable

My husband is 5'7 (or 170cm), about 150lbs (68kg) and he likes it.  I'm smaller and I LOVE these chairs.  Easy to open, even easier to pack, they're a welcome addition to our travel pack.


Caming flashlight hiking flashlight with zoom lens
GearLight LED Flashlights S1050 [2 PACK] - Powerful High Lumens Zoomable Tactical Flashlight 

Compact, bright, and light (on the wallet).  What more to like? 


Backpacking Asia - Women backpack 30 L

This backpack fits a LOT.  No joke.  And it's comfy to carry too.  I have a spare filled with emergency supplies and paperwork at home.  Absolutely reliable.  Two hiker thumbs way up.

10 . Spread the love
Try to invite your family and friends on your next hiking trip. 

Sometimes we go for longer trips abroad and we like to travel light. This is by far the most convenient luggage we both have, just perfect for a 3-5 days trip, even two weeks as we brought this one to our Europe trip, and it fits perfectly inside the cabin compartment. 

Here are basic travel essentials you might need:


Minimalist Wallet

Stylish and pocket-sized, it looks great when you're trying to flash your ID like a secret agent.  The name is Bond.  Vaga Bond.


How to Start a Traveler's Notebook

Record your travel adventures: flight schedules, bus timings, accommodations and everything you need to remember for your trip.  It's a blank, wide-ruled notebook; be free to write your experiences, travel notes and anything under the sun.


Travel Pill Organizer

And of course, gotta keep track of them meds.  It's colorful, travel-friendly, and fits a lot of stuff - even jewelry, ehehee.

Have fun and be safe ^__^


This is a personal blog. The opinions and views on topics like hotels, statistics,  products, places, hiking trails, and services are genuinely our own. We do not represent any of them, please verify the products and services with the organization, manufacturer, or provider.

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