Catit Scratching
8 Purrfect Cat Scratchers for your Kitty
mouse pads
Best Gaming Mouse Pads for Stability & Precision
External Hard Drives
External Hard Drives to Backup your Digital Life
camping equipment
15 Pieces of equipment for New Campers
Slow Cooke
Easy and Convenient Programmable Slow Cookers in 2017

Must Have Essentials for Hiking

Intentionally comprehensive must have essentials for hiking so you don’t forget anything important.

hiking gear

BY Sarah Friedman   November 10 2017

Are you just getting into hiking? Then everyone is going to recommend that you pack the essentials when you go for a hike. But you may find it difficult when figuring the essentials that you need when you step into the backcountry.

It’s true, on a routine trip you may use only a few of them. Yet you’ll probably never fully appreciate the value of these 15 essentials until you really need one of them.

This checklist for hikers includes the required essentials to help people be prepared for emergency situations in the outdoors. Adapt those essentials based on weather and the remoteness of destination, as well as the experience and preferences of your group.

LE Headlamp LED

From $7.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

Lightweight and adjustable waterproof headlamp with 4 lighting modes.

TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack

From $79.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

Backpack for men, women and youth. It features a rugged internal frame backpack with a 4,000 cubic inch capacity.

Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks

From $17.81 - $104.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

A go-to sock for hikers who seek comfort, performance, and style.

Camping Cookware Mess Kit

From $21.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

Built to last cookware mess kit that allows you to enjoy the great outdoors without any worry.

I Go Compact First Aid Kit

From $7.63
BUY FROM AMAZON

It comes with 85 medical grade items in a compact, flexible, durable design.

TETON Sports Celsius XXL

From $69.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

Huge multi-season sleeping bag with a high-quality design and construction

Trek Light Gear Double Hammock

From $89.90
BUY FROM AMAZON

An extra-wide comfortable hammock that is a must-have for camping gear or outdoor gear collections.

Camping Towel

From $13.95 - $16.95
BUY FROM AMAZON

Super soft, extra absorbent & fast drying camping towel great for fitness, hiking, yoga, travel, sports, backpacking & the gym.

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

From $21.95
BUY FROM AMAZON

A portable, durable, versatile and leak-proof water bottle that is easy to carry and attaches to your bag for quick access.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

From $19.95
BUY FROM AMAZON

A must-carry tool for hiking, camping, travel, and emergencies.

SE CC4580 MilitaryLensatic/Prismatic Sighting Compass

From $10.13
BUY FROM AMAZON

Compass with a thermo-elastic liquid-filled capsule with floating dial. It is great for camping, scouting, hiking, and more.

URPOWER Tactical Flashlight

From $15.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

A super bright flashlight that is a good choice for cycling, hiking, camping, and emergency.

Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Hiking Shoe

From $89.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

Made of leather/synthetic this lightweight shoe is a great choice for casual hiking and trail running.

Cheerwing Self Help Outdoor Sport Camping Hiking Survival Emergency Gear Tools Box Kit Set

From $9.98
BUY FROM AMAZON

Multifunctional self-help survival kits box for outdoor, sport, camping and hiking.

2 Pack E-TRENDS Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulb

From $9.99
BUY FROM AMAZON

A must-have accessory for any outdoor lover.