6 Hiking Essentials You Will Probably Forget

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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.

5. Gaiters

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. 

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