Thursday evenings are mostly spent finishing packing my backpack for an adventure for the weekend. I usually begin packing earlier in the week, some of my stuff is even packed from another trip; but this helps me decide if I need to make a trip to the store if I am missing anything. Since I work full time, most of these hiking trips are day trips or a quick overnight trip; this in turn means that we leave either Friday night or Saturday before anyone thinks of waking up since it’s a weekend.
I used to run into occasions where I would forget an item or two that I should have packed or wanted to pack. Over the years I’ve compiled a list that contains everything I would potentially take on any kind of hiking trip, one night, two night, day, etc. Depending on what type of trip, I change the packing list to go with what kind of hike I will be going on. It was very interesting to see the items I always pack when I go on any of these hiking trips.
*By no means is this list everything I take on my hikes, these are just items that I noticed always join me on my adventures. There are plenty of other items that can be packed, check out what else is in my backpack.
|Osprey 65 L Backpacking Backpack||Osprey 10L Hydration Pack||Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Dia Daypack|
|Overnight backpack||Day hike backpack||Day hike backpack|
So you may ask, do you ever go hiking without a backpack? No, I honestly feel like somethings missing if I go hiking without a backpack. The items you carry in your backpack may even save your life if something happens. But what about if I go for a trail run? You will still need water, so any type of hydration pack where you can fit some necessities would go perfectly for that type of adventure.
|Garmin inReach Explorer+||Garmin inReach Mini GPS||Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Watch|
|Satellite communicator, maps and gps navigation||Smaller version on the Explorer+||Multisport GPS Watch, TOPO Maps, Garmin Pay, Music|
|Compass||Tom Harrison Maps||Protection Paracord Bracelet|
|Simple navigating tool||Topographic Maps||Compass, fire starter, emergency knife & whistle|
|Carabiner Sunscreens||Columbia Sun Protection Hat||taking it easy retro trucker cap|
|very easy to clip to pack||another hat option||Hat design created by our company, Twinted, Inc.|
|Osprey Hydraulics LT Reservoir||Nuun Electrolyte Tablets|
|2.5-3.0L are the best||mixes easily with water|
|Black Diamond Storm Headlamp||Flash Carbon Trekking Poles|
|battery operated, bring extra batteries||lightweight, collapsible|
|Adventure Medical UL Kit||SOL Emergency Bivvy|
|Ultralight Medical Kit||Emergency shelter|
|StarKist Salmon Creations||Honey Stinger Organic Waffle||To-Go Wrap||Extra clothes|
|I always pack a couple extras of these for the hike. Lemon Dill is the best one.||150 calories for 1 waffle, for it’s weight and size perfect as an addition||I always pack one or two of these depending on the hike||Depending on weather, always take extra clothes to change into or add on|
Hope you guys enjoyed this and get inspired to go outside to hike or backpack. Let me know if you have any questions or need ideas for what else to take on the trail.
Annette – Beyond Limits on Foot