A hiking gear list could be very handy, especially if
A proper hiking gear list does depend on the type of hike you are planning to take. If it is a multi-day hike or only a one-day hike, you will need different things. I would like to give you a list of important gear to considered:
- Hiking bag - Ladies up to 65L
- Sleeping bag- Down: is very light but must not get wet.
- Good hiking boots with ankle support and Gore-Tex for water proofing
- Matches or lighter (waterproof matches if you like)
- Mug, Plate, Fork, knife and spoon. A Spork (Spoon and fork combined in one) also works well.
- Insect repellent
- Hiking poles, to reduce up to 30% of impact on knees. It does take time to get used to but if you are serious, it is worth it!
- Water bottle
- Sleeping mattress – The inflatable type is by far the most comfortable.
- Dry bag – To secure you valuables so they don't get wet.
- Spare shoe laces
- Medical kit – An elementary kit will do for small hikes but for longer hikes, this must be supplemented with prescription medication
- Extra shoes – When considering an overnight hike, take more comfortable (light) shoes to use in the evening.
- WATER BAG (2-6L) - This could really make your life a whole lot easier when making camp during long distance hikes. This could help you to transport water from a stream, instead of using small water bottles walking back and forth the whole time.
- Cable ties
- Emergency blanket
- Rain gear – make sure it is waterproof and not only water resistant
- Bio degradable cleaning soap for pots and dishes
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, bio degradable soap,
- Hat / beanie
- Gaiters (Boot covers) - Protect your legs against scratches from plants and also keep water out of your shoes.
- Pocket knife - A good quality multipurpose pocket knife.
- Hiking tent
I am sure there are many more items that could be added to the list. This is only some idea of a hiking gear list.