Hiking Gear List

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Hiking clothing and gear is so expensive. Where can I find bargains?

Hiking Gear List

Okay! We've got you psyched about hiking. Now it's time to get in gear. An online store such as SierraTradingPost.com is a great place to start. Once you place an order from them, you receive periodic emails that inform you about their spectacular sales. If you have a GMail account, use Google checkout and receive further discounts.

Here is a checklist of items you will need to pack for a hiking trip:

  • One pair hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Make sure to break them in before your trip!
  • One or two pairs of long pants
  • Underwear or long johns: It can get cold up there!
  • Two or three t-shirts. One should be long sleeved
  • One pair of shorts
  • One or two wool or fleece turtlenecks
  • A hat for sun protection
  • A backpack
  • Hiking socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • A water bottle
  • A water purifier: Some stream water is not suitable for drinking!
  • A waist back that has items you will readily need. Some waist packs even have a pocket for your water bottle.
  • Trail Mix or other types of high carbohydrate snacks.



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