If you are ready to get out and explore some of the nation’s best National Parks this year, then you’ll need the right equipment to get you there. Whether you’re starting with a new RV from SunCamper Liquidators or ready to trade-in your late model RV for an upgrade, we can help. Learn these RV tips for must-have hiking equipment for your next adventure.
1. Hiking Boots & Wool Socks
If you’re planning on going hiking, you’re going to need a good pair of hiking boots. You can usually find supportive, water-proof boots at outdoor stores like REI and Hoopers. Additionally, add a layer of wool socks before putting on your boots to ensure your feet stay at the right temperature no matter what season you’re hiking in.
Whether you’re planning a day of hiking or an overnight trek, you should never leave without a backpack full of supplies. If you get turned around and spend longer on the trail than you anticipated, having the proper supplies can help you get back on track.
3. Navigation Tools
Take a map of your hiking area, a compass, and any other navigation equipment that might help you find your way back if you get lost. It’s important to take items other than your smartphone because many phones won’t get signal on the winding trails.
4. Portable Stove
Outdoor stores and even Walmart carry portable camp stoves that are ideal for throwing in a backpack to bring along for a day of hiking. This can help you enjoy a delicious and filling meal while you’re on the trail.
5. First Aid Kit
Accidents happen! Be prepared for anything and take along a well-stocked first aid kit.
6. Water Pack/Water Treatment Supplies
Water bottles are cumbersome and don’t always store enough water for a day’s hike. Instead, pack a water pack, which is a flat bag with a drinking tube available at most outdoor stores. This pack carries much more water than a standard water bottle. Additionally, make sure you bring along water treatment supplies in case you run out of the water you brought
7. Fire Starting Kit
It’s always a good idea to carry a fire starting kit with you on the trail. This way, if you end up spending longer on the trail than expected, you’ll still have a way to stay warm and cook your food or have a source of light if it starts getting dark.
8. Plenty of Food
There’s nothing wrong with overpacking food supplies for your hike. If the trail is especially grueling, you may get more hungry than you expected. Pack plenty of trail mix, jerky, and dry foods that can be cooked with heated water.
9. Repair Kit/Rope
Sometimes your equipment can break on the trail; pack a repair kit with the tools you’ll need to replace batteries and make minor repairs on the go. Don’t forget to take a fair amount of rope, as well.
10. Light Sources
Never set out on the trail without a light source, especially if you’ve never hiked this area before. The best types of light sources are headlamps, which allow you to keep your hands free, and anything that uses LED lights since they are longer lasting than other bulb types.
If you’re looking for an RV to take you to your hiking destination, contact us today!