Going for a long walk or hike through the mountains can be a really enjoyable outdoor activity. However, it can be not so fun when you forget to take with you these often forgotten walking essentials.
1. Insect Repellent
This is something not everybody forgets but when it is
forgotten about can end up being the most vital piece of equipment. Going on
long hikes through woodland or across vast country landscapes can leave individuals
vulnerable to the dastardly insects such as mosquitoes and horse flies that can
leave you itching fir days. Insect repellent is the most vital healthcare
accessory that you can have on your possession for a long walk or hike and you
should always have some on your possession when you are hiking.
2. Blister Plasters
More important for long distance walks, blister plasters can
be as vital as dertmining whether or not you can finish your hike. You may get
a blister have way through a long hike and think you will just be able to cope
with it for the rest of the hike. However, the pain and discomfort can become
excruciating and with blister plasters with you, you will have nothing to
remedy this pain. Small and medium blister plasters from CarePlus can be the
perfect solution to your discomfort.
3. Hiking Socks
If you are not wearing a pair of well-cushioned comfortable
socks for a long walk, blisters are almost guaranteed. Sometimes all it is takes
a pair of high quality socks to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable hike. Our
DarnTough cushioned hiking socks are perfect for any distance on any terrain.
4. Lightweight Waterproof Jacket
Rain can be almost guaranteed when walking in England, and
if you do not have a good quality waterproof jacket, you are in for torrid time.
However, if the weather is constantly changing from clear skies to rain, a
lightweight and packable waterproof jacket can be the answer to ensuring an enjoyable
walk. Our Packaway waterproof jackets from Mac in a Sac are the answer for any
walk with the possibility of rain.
This might not be regarded as an essential piece of
equipment but can certainly be a noticeable omission when things start to go
downhill. Gaitors are just that extra bit of waterproof protection round your
ankles to ensure your feet stay dry and avoid the muddy elements that you can come
across in woodland.
6. Waterproofing equipment
Not a piece of equipment that you will need on the walk
itself, but having the right waterproofing equipment, making sure your clothes
stay waterproof before your walk or hike can make a huge difference to the outcome.