Wilderness hike is the sweetest and enjoyable, and while going, you should be doing proper preparation on things that you are going to use to help you enjoy more and protect you from danger during hiking. There are some few things that when you are going for a hike in the wilderness, you should carry along and below are just some of the items that can save you overcome some tricky situation.
Walking stick is very important when it comes to traversing of the land and also finding a better balance, and it is used not only for navigations only so you should consider carrying when you are off to wilderness hiking. In the wilderness, there are attacks that can be caused either by man or beast, so when you are going for a hike there, you should be carrying with you a very strong walking, and also your height can help you choose the best for yourself.
Basic first aid kit containing some tools that can help you in treating injuries or prevent infections or stop bleeding in the cut areas that might affect you during the hike is essential to carry. There are so many first aid kits available for you, but you are only encouraged to go for one that will contain all the required tools needed for the hike.
An essential thing that you should be carrying during your hike is a daypack that contains in it a cell phone for communication when anyone is not around you, a canteen of water, a fire source and at least a three days packed food and with the food you should be considering the number of days you are going to stay there. In your backpack, pack some important navigation tools like a GPS unit that will help you trace your way in case you lost your way, a traditional compass and also the maps of the area which will also assist in locating where you are in case you miss your way.
Mirror, whistle, and an air horn are types of signaling devices you should not leave behind when you are going for a hike that is mirror will help you signal plane or people and when the sun is low, you use the whistle and an air horn because these devices are designed to reach people from a distance. For safety, take multiple signaling devices that will grant many chances of rescue in the wilderness.