Taking a hiking trip in the Northeast can be an exceptionally great time for everyone who decides to go. The Northeastern parts of the United States and Canada have such beautiful camping areas, forestlands, national parks, and hiking trails, that it can be difficult to make a decision as to where you would like to go. No matter where you choose to go, you’re bound to enjoy your hiking, as the northeastern states do have some of the most beautiful hiking trails around.
There are plenty of things you will need to take with you on a hiking trip to the northeast, and depending on how long you plan on being in the wilderness, you will need additional supplies as well.
Unless you plan on only spending a day out hiking, you’re going to find yourself needing shelter. If you are planning on renting a cabin or you already have a trailer or camper ready, you will need to pack a tent along with all the other gear you are taking. Most tents are lightweight and can easily sleep multiple people, however, be sure to select a tent that isn’t too large; otherwise you can lose essential body heat.
Food and Water
While hiking, it’s important to bring enough food and water supplies for each person for every day that you plan on being out on your trip, plus some. Accidents can happen, including getting injured or lost, and you will definitely need to have extra survival food kits. Packing some water purification tablets is also a nice idea – in case you run out of water that you have packed, you can use these tablets to remove chemicals, bacteria, and organisms from water found in rivers.
Taking warm clothing with you on your hiking trip is important – if you were to get wet or the nights were to get cold while you are in your tent or cabin, then you would need means of staying warm.
A few more pieces of important equipment that you definitely wouldn’t want to leave home without are your navigational tools, such as a map, compass, and even a GPS navigator, if you have one. Purchasing a laminated or weatherproof map is a great choice, as it can survive a dip in a river or even a rainstorm. GPS navigators can he helpful much in the same way that you use a GPS navigator in your car.
Fire Starting Tools
While you might be wondering why you would need to carry fire starting tools with you while hiking. You may already be in a forest, but starting a fire can still prove difficult – especially in an emergency situation. Carrying matches or a lighter is important, and many survival gear kits, and some survivalist watches, also come with a built in flint and steel.
First Aid Kit
While this might seem like common knowledge, it’s amazing how many hikers don’t think they will need a first aid kit or simply forget to pack it in their emergency back pack. Even if you are an experienced hiker, you still need supplies to help keep you safe – including a supply of any daily medications that you take, in case you were to get lost or stranded.