There’s a “weekend warrior” in all of us and for those of us lucky enough to live in such a wonderful place, we like to get out and explore our backyard on the weekends. It’s important to head out prepared though. So what should one pack for a short weekend hike? Here’s a great article with tips on How to Pack for a Day Hike. The top items one should have with them, no matter how short of a hike you plan on taking, are things such as a map, sunscreen, a jacket or raincoat, a headlamp or flashlight, some sort of first-aid kit, matches or a lighter, an emergency shelter, a multi-tool, food and plenty of water. Remember, a day hike can sometimes turn into an overnight adventure so you need to be prepared for anything. Knowing How to Pack for a Day Hike can be important should you find yourself in a situation where you become injured or lost and need to spend a night in the wilderness. The items you choose to pack can be essential to your survival so take note of this list and put together your pack for your next day hike.
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