I place hiking in my top ten all-time favorite activities to do. I find the action to be therapeutic, peaceful, calming, and downright beautiful. Autumn, to me, is the perfect season to get outside and explore. It’s the ideal temperature, it’s gorgeous, and the trails are less frequently traveled. Now that we are happily a few days into fall, it’s about time to pack up my pack with my hiking essentials.
My hands get quite cold under the cool shade of the pine trees. I don’t always hike with them on, and I don’t always wear them through the entire duration of a hike, but I do like to have gloves on hand so that if they do start to feel like icicles, I can easily slip them out of my pack and onto my hands. Keeping them cozy and warm while I take in the fantastic scenery around me.
No one loves the feeling of dehydrated cracked lips. This feeling drives me insane when I am trying to be one with nature on a hike. For this, I always make sure to toss in a silky smooth hydrating SPF lip balm.
You can never go wrong with zipping one of these into your hiking pack while I have rarely ever used on a hiking excursion. I do still carry on with me for that just in case moment that might pop up out of nowhere.
First Aid Kit
There have been quite a few times where my first aid kit has come in handy when on hiking expeditions. Not so much for the band-aids or ice packs, but rather for headache relievers. When a terrible headache emerges out of nowhere, I am so grateful that a measly headache does not foil my hiking plans.
While I will admit that I am not always perfect at applying it every time I step outside for a grand adventure. I do make sure that I at least include it in my pack on the off chance that I remember to smear a bit on before heading out.
When the thought of stepping outside and walking along with the trees glimpses into appearance. I want nothing to stop me from getting out there for as long as possible. Therefore I do always make sure that within my hiking backpack, I include a snack of some sorts.
Depending on where I am going and how long I plan to be out my pack varies, but for the most part, you can always count on me to have gloves, Chapstick, a flashlight, a first aid kit, sunblock, and a snack with me on the trails.
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