Mariette Beaudoin. Hiking. April 24th , 2018.
Clothing and waterproof gear. Take at least one pair of complete clothing depending on the number of days you are hiking for. Your clothes should be resistant to absorbing water (i.e not jeans) and it is better to take a number of thin jumpers than a thick jumper. Also please remember 80% of heat is lost through your head - so a hat is a must. In addition most importantly buy some good quality waterproof gear. A good raincoat (not thin) and waterproof leggings is essential to keeping dry and safe on a hike. This hiking gear is very important for a hike.
Also more than just helping to keep your balance on your hike a hiking stick is an important gear that you should also remember to bring along. In case of a fall or any untoward accident that may make walking or moving on again difficult this simple piece of hiking gear will be useful to create some rapping noise against rocks or any hard surface to call rescue people or any other passing person‘s attention and get help soon. You can find this clean and simple-looking gear either in the sports stores or by simply rummaging through your backyard.
Shoes. Since mountains have an uneven surface you will have to wear cleat-like hiking boots that have spikes and tread marks under them to allow you to have a firm footing over the rugged surface. Shoes like these will prevent you from slipping while mountain hiking.
You also must take precautions when hiking up and down a hill. On the ascent you should loosely lace your boots around your ankles to provide ample room for movement. When going downhill you need to avoid jamming your toes by placing your heels in the back of the boots and tightly tying your laces around the ankles while leaving them loose at the toes. Use a hiking stick or trekking pole. These sticks help with balance and stability when going up or down an incline. They also provide an additional support to your legs reduce the knee pressure and help you support the upper body especially when you embark on a long trek.
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