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Essential items you need to have before going on a trekking trip

The benefits of trekking are many. Trekking can make you physically and mentally fit. Even more, it will push you out of your comfort zone and make you more conscious. Before going to on a trekking trip, there are some essential items you need to prepare.
Many people have sustained serious injuries because they did not prepare well for their trekking trip. In this article, we are going to be looking at some essential items you must carry during your trekking adventure.

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Carry a detailed map of the area you are trekking. It is going to give you a sense of direction. In the event that you got lost, you will be able to navigate yourself to safety easily. It can also help you unveil any shortcut to your endpoint.

Headlight and Flashlight

A flashlight is essential for trekkers. It is going to help you see in the dark. Even more, it is going to work as a signal if you get lost.

Extra food

It is impossible to predict what is going to happen during your trekking trip. It is important that you bring extra food, in case there is a delay by, foul weather, you got lost or by emergencies. Bring more than enough food. The food you should carry should require little or no cooking.

Eye protection

Get a prescription contact lens or eyeglass that will protect you from the sun. Your eyes are likely going to be damaged by the elements if you don’t take measures to protect it.

First aid kit

Carry a first aid kit for minor injuries. Carry a lot of sterilized bandages.

Pocket knives

Knives can serve a lot of purposes, you can use it for first aid, cutting rope, food preparation and making repairs.

Whistle

A whistle can come in handy in the event of an emergency- when you are lost, hurt or when someone needs help.

Fire starters

These are useful especially in emergency situation. They are used to start a fire.

Water and drinks

Carry plenty of water. If you are not conversant with the area in which you are hiking, do some research to check if there are good water sources available. Remember to treat the water you get from any source before drinking it.

Final note

Carrying the items that are listed in this article is going to make your trip smooth and stress-free.