The popularity of outdoor activities is increasing every year. Tourists more often began to get out on multi-day trips. For such a trip, careful preparation is required, since the guarantee of a successful campaign is a well-assembled hiking backpack. Many people often ask the question of what to take in a multi-day trip with you? After all, every thing has its own value and weight. If you donate an important piece of equipment for the sake of lightness of the entire load, you can face serious problems along the way. At the same time, a tourist cannot take everything with him, as he will have to carry all these things on his shoulders.
What determines the choice of equipment?
The choice of equipment depends on which route the person laid, at what time of the year the trip is planned, what the duration of the trip will be and what particular features the tourists have (for example, allergies or intolerance to certain foods, diseases).
I managed to create a small checklist that will help you in checking out the equipment you plan to use on the trip. Thanks to him, you will also be able to pick out for yourself the missing elements of equipment: clothes, shoes, medicines, etc.
The most important things to take on any trip:
- Information about your booking at a travel company or a nearby hotel;
- Camping backpack;
- Tourist foam or mat;
- Sleeping bag;
- Insurance policy;
- Camping tent.
What clothes should I take in a multi-day trip?
When choosing clothes, you should always take into account the weather conditions under which you plan to travel. In addition, it is necessary to remember about the features of the local landscape and nature. Only after careful analysis make a choice in favor of specific clothing.
I recommend to take on a multi-day trip clothes from modern synthetic fabrics that allow a lot of oxygen to pass through, but at the same time, keep your body warm in cold weather.
Check-list of clothes for multi-day trips:
- Spare replacement t-shirts (2-3 pieces);
- Fleece sweatshirt (2 pieces);
- Outdoor trousers (2 pairs);
- Waterproof hiking trousers;
- Waterproof jacket;
- Several pairs of socks (3-4 pairs);
- Hat or hat on the head;
- Thermal underwear for sleeping.
Multi-day hiking shoes
For a long trip, you should choose only special trekking shoes. She has a suitable grip to stand firmly on her feet, even on slippery surfaces, and also saves her legs from mechanical damage.
It is better to take high boots that can fix your ankles on a multi-day trip. Also take with you a spare pair of shoes and protective covers for shoes in rainy weather.
What shoes can be taken for multi-day trips:
- Special hiking boots;
- Sneakers for the replacement of shoes;
- Comfortable, lightweight shoes that can be worn during a halt or during an overnight stay in a camp.
Each tourist should have their own minimum set of dishes for the trip: a mug, a plate, a spoon and a fork. Other elements of kitchen utensils can be divided between other members of the hiking group so that you don’t have to carry it all alone.
What you need to take for the field kitchen:
- Cooking pot;
- Burner, matches, a lighter for a campfire;
- Small ax for cutting trees;
- Cutting board;
- Dry alcohol, which can be used to kindle a fire. Used when it rains;
Personal care items
The subject of personal hygiene is necessary to take a multi-day hike in order not to turn into a monster by the end of the journey. You spent the whole day on the road and you sang a lot of sweat, your hair was greasy. In addition, you should remember about the other participants of the campaign. No one will be pleased to go along with a sloppy man.
What personal care items worth taking on the hike:
- Terry towel of small size;
- Small mirror;
- Antiseptic for hands;
- Nail scissors;
- Hand cream and face (to eliminate the risk of skin chapping).
Need to take in a multi-day first-aid kit
Your safety should always come first. During a multi-day hike, anything can happen to you. You can get a sunstroke, fracture, minor cuts or severe bruises at any time. To provide first aid to yourself or your comrades you need to take a traveling first-aid kit with you.
The minimum set of drugs and materials in the first-aid kit:
- Bandages and harnesses for dressing wounds;
- Activated carbon;
- Antipyretic drugs;
- Hydrogen peroxide to treat wounds;
- Antiseptic ointment;
- Antiallergic drugs;