Useful tips for newbies to hiking

If you are planning a trip, the mountains could be the place for you. Hiking is not only a form of exercise but also a way for you to understand yourself and explore early nature.

Once you’ve decided on hiking, you’ll probably ask yourself what we need to start a hiking trip. As you venture into the forest, here are a few things to consider.

1. Weather conditions

The weather plays a decisive role in the success of a hiking trip. Snowstorms, poor visibility, rain, fog, and other similar conditions are not ideal for pedestrians, and it can also cause accidents during the trip if you are not well prepared. Before you begin your journey, make sure you know what the weather will be like in the coming days so you’ll know what you should bring.

2. Which hiking gear are you carrying?

What you take with you depends on the number of days you plan your trip, where you plan to sleep and when. If you’re not planning on camping overnight (at least in a tent), here are the essentials for any long-distance trip that you can put in your backpack:

• Map

• Compass

• Water

• Food

• Raincoat

• Lighters or matches

• First aid kit

• Military knives or multifunctional tools

• Flashlight and battery

• Sunscreen and sunglasses

3. Orientation.

You should know how to use the compass – one is the real desk, not the compass on your iPhone! Experienced people can also easily get lost, especially in adverse conditions, and it is never enough to just rely on technology, especially when you are deep in the forest, where the phone signal extremely limited.

4. Choose a suitable camping site

If you are planning a multi-day trip, you will want tips for finding the ideal camping site.

• Tent placement: place the tent in a dry, wind-proof area, surrounded by trees, and at least 3 km away from the swamp.

• Avoid gravelly ground: Avoid places with dense vegetation (you won’t want to camp where there are river creatures there!). In the mountains, you should be careful with landslides of rocks, snow and blizzards.

5. Food and drink

In any case, finding natural drinking water is quite easy. Bring a topographic map and ask for information about water from the locals before your trip. The real challenge lies in considering whether or not this water source is potable. The best way to solve this problem is to understand the best water filtration methods.

For food, you should bring along the necessary amount of carbohydrates such as fruits, cereals, milk and bread. Carbohydrates provide energy for our bodies, and they, often come in the form of sugar. It would also be nice to bring chocolate or sugar candy, these things will quickly restore energy to you. If you hunt and hunt for meat that needs to be antiseptic before using it, it’s important to know how to light a fire or invest in a good picnic stove.