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 gears tried and tested. Let's go!


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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.



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 most favorite part, the trail is quieter and the air is cooler. Who doesn't like cool and fresh air in the mountains?! 

We love durable and functional gears and our watches have been with us for years - that's what matters most! Both watches are waterproof, have a backlight, and a versatile timepiece for all kinds of sports and outdoor activities.

PARKING
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. 

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

CAMERA 
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 takes great pictures.

CAMERA



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 ankle, 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. 

HIKING SHOES

Hiking shoes, hiking boots, waterproof

Hiking tip: Invest in a great pair of hiking boots. We love our Columbia boots and no regrets.




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 fruits 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.

BACKPACK


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
Whistle
Headlamp
Flashlight 
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 we love

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. 


TENT

Camping tent - 4 persons

OZARK Trail Family Cabin Tent (Gray/Orange, 4 Person (22 Piece Combo Set))


SLEEPING BAG



PORTABLE CHAIR


Camping Chair or Beach Chair - Foldable


FLASHLIGHT

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



BACKPACK

Backpacking Asia - Women backpack 30 L



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. 

LUGGAGE


Have fun and be safe ^__^


Disclaimer

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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