Your Packing Checklist For Hiking Holidays

If you have a hiking holiday coming up, it’s important that you start planning and preparing well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Hiking holidays

As well as booking your accommodation, finalising your travel plans and organising which trails you are going to explore, you will also need to think about the more mundane tasks such as packing. Leaving the packing to the last minute is a sure-fire way to begin your hiking trip stressed out and under pressure, which is never ideal.

When you reach your destination, you need to be sure that you have everything you need with you. Many hiking trails are miles away from shops where you can buy supplies so it’s always wise to bring what you need and plan in advance. Be sure to check the weather conditions before you go to ensure that you pack appropriate clothing and protection for your trip. You should also spend some time researching different routes to ensure you find trails that your group will be able for, allowing everyone to have a great time on your hiking holiday. 

Let’s take a look at some essentials that you need to include in your pack for your next hiking holiday.

Appropriate Footwear

As any walker knows, the footwear you pack for your hiking holiday can make or break your entire trip. With the wrong hiking boots or shoes, you could end up with blisters that will prevent you from having any fun on your trip and may even result in you having to pack up and go home early. Be sure to choose footwear that is appropriate for the weather that you are likely to encounter. And, if you are bringing brand new boots, make sure that you spend a week or two breaking them in before you go so they are comfortable when you’re out on the trails. 

Staying Safe

When it comes to keeping safe on the trails, there are a number of things that you need to ensure you have in your pack. First of all, a first aid kit is crucial in case anyone in your group is injured or becomes ill on the trail. Sun protection is vital when you’re hiking in Australia and you should be sure to reapply to stay protected throughout the day. You should also carry creams and lotions to help with bites, stings or burns. Finally, you should always have a fully charged phone or other means of communication in case you run into any problems when you’re hiking. 

Rain Gear 

Whether you’re destined for the mountains or you’re heading out on a coastal walk, you need to be sure that you are ready for whatever the weather may do. Even if the weather looks perfect on the forecast, it’s still important that you pack decent rain gear. If you have a problem on the trail, someone gets injured or you get delayed for any other reason, you could end up spending more time outdoors than you expected. If it starts to rain, the wind picks up or you get cold, a rain layer will be vital in keeping you warm and dry while you wait for help to arrive.

Prepare Your Pack For The Trails To Get The Most Out Of Your Hiking Holiday

Organising a hiking holiday can be a lot of fun and as the countdown to departure begins, things start to get exciting. Take the time to prepare everything that you are going to need well in advance of heading off so that you have more peace of mind when you’re on the trails. Safe in the knowledge that you have everything that you need to stay safe and comfortable, you and your group will be able to relax and enjoy your hiking holiday to the fullest.

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