Trekking stuffs that we should not ignore in Trekking
In trekking we should carry the things ( trekking stuffs ) that we need but we should not carry the trekking stuffs more than minimum because our pack will be heavy and we will face trouble during our trekking. We try to explain some essentials when we trek, in brief. It is not necessary to have all of these equipments or trekking stuffs ,you should decide yourselves what you will carry with you and need you.
Map is very important equipment ( Trekking stuffs ) when we trek in new places because it gives all the geographical and political information about the place we are trekking.
Compass can give us the right direction of our destination and it keeps us going which direction we are going. The point of the compass shows North direction by which we can find out all directions wherever we go.
Bag plays very important role when we trek because bag should be medium in size. We should keep everything in the bag but we should not make it very heavy.
- Sunglasses with UV protection
A sunglass is very important when we trek in the sun light. If we go to the place where the snow reflects by the sun light we must have worn sunglasses to protect our eyes and walk on the snow.
Sunscreen lotion or spray protects us from sunburn which can damage our skin. It is very effective to save our skin from direct sun light.
- Extra clothing
We don’t have to forget to keep some extra clothes. When we trek, we become sweaty and our clothes become dirty soon. We have to change our clothes time to time and we don’t have much time to wash our clothes.
- Head lamp or flash light
When we are in the condition where there is no electricity, we should use head lamp or flash light. If we have to walk in the time of evening and night, we have to use our head light or flash light.
- First aid Kit
First aid kit is a collection of equipments which are used for medical treatment. It supplies the normal medical tools and medicines. If we have to face any medical problem, this kit will help us.
- Walking stick
If you have walking stick, it is very easy to walk.
Mat is needed to sit when we take rest on the way and to do yoga if we are yoga practitioner.
- Wind proof Jacket
We need wind proof jacket because when we trek in mountainous area there is a lot of wind.
- Trekking boots
Trekking boots are needed when we trek. We should choose the boots which are very comfortable to walk.
- Fire starter or Matches
To start fire it is needed. In hilly area there is so cold and if we have matches we can start fire and make our body hot.
- Extra food
Sometimes we should be in the place where the availability of food is not found.
- Sewing/repair kit
It is needed to sew our clothes, when they tear by some reason. It can be helpful to repair our bags and shoes.
- Pocket knife
To cut fruits and other things, we need pocket knife.
When there is no electricity in the lodges we have to use our candles.
- Raincoat or umbrella
If there is rainfall we should walk in the rain so we should ware raincoat at that time.
- Light towel
In trekking towel is also very important thing. It is used to wipe our body, hands and feet.
- Toilet paper
Toilet paper is used when we go to toilet. And sometimes it is useful in different situations.
- Water bottle 1 or 2 ltr
Water bottle is very important to carry water when we trek. If it is 1 or 2 ltr bottle it is not heavy to carry.
Few pairs of socks needed because socks become dirty soon when we trek.
If we want to keep our memory for our future we should carry camera.
- Washing items
We need to carry bathing and washing soaps to bathe and wash our clothes.
To see the time watch is essential.
To carry your money wallet is needed.
- Bungy cords
It is needed to hang your clothes to make dry.
You need to have wind proof gloves to trek in the high altitude.
When your lips become dry you need to use chapstick on your lips.
- Sun hat
Sun hat is needed to protect from direct sunlight on our head, eyes and face.