Now that you have all the basics in place, and are gearing up for the first trek, we have listed a couple of must-haves that every adventure enthusiast needs. Let’s start with the basic requirement; a good backpack! Yes, this is the very basic requirement of every trekker, camper or the adventure specialist. You need a good backpack to stock in all that you will carry. Opt for a lightweight, yet sturdy bag that will take the weight of all that you will keep in the it. There are a variety of backpacks available in the market. If you are a novice, we suggest that you stop by a store that sells the trekking supplies and take the assistance of the staff to pick one that suits your needs. Now that you are done with getting the right backpack, let us help you choose some must-haves that should be a part of the camping equipment.
The Coghlans Thermal Blanket is compact and an easy to carry blanket that does not take up much space in the backpack. If you are camping outdoors, this is a must because you can use the blanket to line the inside of the sleeping bag, making it warm and comfortable. Thermal blankets can also be used to wrap around you to generate the much needed warmth and heat in the cold temperatures.
This absolutely small, light and compact kit is aptly named the survival kit, because that is precisely what it does, helps you survive in tricky situations. The tiny pouch has a thorough collection of gear that ranges from an emergency light to a hand saw, a survival blanket, a signalling mirror to a fishing kit and sewing kit to name just a few items. All of these are packed in a lightweight, ripstop nylon bag with waterproof zipper and a copy of Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival pocket guide. This ultimate survival kit should be a must have in your camping gear just in case of an emergency.
This stove folds flat when it is not in use so that it is easy to carry around. A folding stove comes as a lifesaver when you want to cook a hot meal or just make a bowl of hot soup after that long and strenuous trek. Each can has a burn time for approximately four hours and allows you to cook a quick meal. You can pull the wick in the can to adjust the flame. The sturdy base allows you to place pots and pans firmly without tipping them over.
This Gerber Steady Multi Tool comes complete with blades, screwdrivers, and even a camera mount. The two foldable legs turn the Steady multi tool into a mini tripod that at 6 inches and 5.8 ounces fits perfectly in your pocket or bag. The design of the Steady is sleek and it is made out of 420J2 stainless steel, which makes it tough and durable while remaining visually pleasing. There is both a fine edge blade and serrated blade so any task is manageable. This multi tool has 12 equipment’s that include three different screwdrivers, a bottle opener, needle nose pliers, wire cutters and a serrated blade to name a few.
If you are a biking enthusiast and you are cycling up the slopes and camping out then we recommend the bike lock that secures your bike and other valuables when you are outside. The alarm rings a loud 110 dB alarm, if someone attempts to cut the cable or on a theft attempt. Its 1/2 inch thick cable is plastic coated to avoid scratching and extends up to 5 feet to easily secure to installations around it. It comes with a low battery indicator that alerts the user when the batteries run out, which are replaceable only when the lock is open. The weather proof alarm is suitable for indoor use also.
These warmers are not only windproof but also water-resistant, smooth and comfortable to wear. The Softshell fabric is a three ply laminate with a very tough and tightly woven stretch fabric on the outside with a cosy 3D fleece liner. The mesh panel on the nose allows you to breathe comfortable and yet protects you from the cold winds and chills.
The 38-piece survival kit gives you just about everything you need to survive in case you are lost, or hurt during a hike or when you are out camping. One of the absolute must-have in the camping gear, this survival includes a basic first aid box, a compass, a fire starter, waterproof match boxes, sugar sachets tea bags, soup packets, energy candy and lots more that can prove to be a life saver just in case you have a bad day at the camp site or your trek.
The Coghlan foot warmer keeps your feet warm in shoes or boots for up to 4 hours. These foot warmers are a must have if you are climbing or hiking on a snowy trail. These warmers are disposable and should be thrown away when it stops producing the warmth to the feet. Available in a pack of 4, these warmers are economical and provide relief from the cold weather.
When you are in the dark, a torch is certainly your best friend. The four brightness modes in this torch allow you to regulate battery drain and the torch includes an emergency SOS flashing mode that can be used to alert people in case of an emergency. Since it is triangular in shape, it won’t roll off easily like a traditional round flashlight would. A torch is one of the basic must-haves when you are out on a trek or a hike.
As an adventure enthusiast, these are some of the must-haves that should be a part pf your backpack when you are heading towards a trek or a hike.
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