“Travel light but sufficient” should be the key principle on every hiker’s mind. Whether hiking an impressive trail or mountaineering, it is prudent to always have a backpack full of all the items needed for the activity. Some of the must have hiking products include the following; a water purifier, medical kit, sleeping bag, mini stove, mosquito & insect repellent and of course high quality hiking boots. Other necessities include navigation tools, a flash light (plus extra batteries) and appropriate clothing. Below are some of the best hiking products available in the market:
LifeStraw Personal Water Purifier
Staying hydrated during a hike and more so drinking clean water is very important. The award-winning LifeStraw water purifier has been used by millions of people all over the globe. It surpasses EPA standards for water filters by removing a minimum of 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria and a minimum of 99.9% of waterborne protozoa parasites. Weighing at only 2ounces and with the ability to effectively filter up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without the help of chemicals, the LifeStraw Personal Water Purifier is the ultimate hiking buddy for your water filtration needs.
Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stove
This camping stove from Etekcity combines portability, durability and convenience all into one product. It can stand high temperatures and weight as it is made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel. The Etekcity Camping Stove has a compact and collapsible design which is ideal for camping and hiking adventures. The stove is compatible with any 7/16 thread single butane or butane–propane mixed fuel canisters. Additionally, this Etekcity camping stove adheres to the “Leave No Trace” policy since it burns clean without leaving any debris or soot behind.
Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather Sleeping Bag
At a very reasonable price, this mummy bag is superbly crafted to cater even for the most extreme weather conditions. The Double batt and offset quilt construction ensures that all potential cold spots are eliminated while the semi sculpted hood will surround your head with warmth. It is made of 100% polyester plus a 100% polyester fill. The Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather sleeping bag has up to 60 ounces of insulation in addition to its ComfortSmart Technology which ensures durability and comfort. Furthermore, this sleeping bag is considerably light and comes with a stuff-sack storage.
Sawyer Products Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellent Lotion
Effective against mosquitoes and ticks, this repellent is odorless, sweat resistant and non-greasy. Made by the world renowned company, Sawyer Products, it comes in a lotion form with an over 11-hours effectiveness per application. This Controlled Release repellent contains a family friendly 20% DEET formula which translates to a reduced DEET absorption by up to 67% per application. The Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent can be used in conjunction with sunscreen.
Adventure Medical Kits: Adventure First Aid Kit 0.5
Always pack a small, lightweight medical kit with enough supplies to last the whole hiking expedition. The Adventure First Aid Kit 0.5 comes in handy, weighing at only 3-ounces and packing sufficient supplies for cuts, insect bites and scrapes. The supplies are placed in a waterproof inner plastic bag that is in turn placed into a coated nylon outer casing. The After Bite Wipe helps in treating insect bites while the included Mini Rescue Howler Whistle helps in preparing for wilderness emergencies.
With the above items you are guaranteed to have worthwhile hiking experience, however, always remember to bring along enough food supply and clean water.