By: Monty English
Looking for an exciting recreational activity that is both rewarding and fun? I believe that you can look at hiking. Hiking is not as dangerous as it seems. Some sees hiking as an activity that requires climbing and such. In fact, hiking can be as simple as just walking on the man-trodden path and enjoying the views.
Hiking is both be stress relieving and healthy. The reason is that hiking can get you to feel relax and you will definitely feel refresh after a nice trip. (That’s if you do not bring your phones for the trip!) It is also healthy because the activity is cadio in nature and can help burn fat and increase your metabolism.
Of course, if you want to go for a hiking trip, there are some things that you need to care note of. For beginners, go for simpler locations like a country side and it should be a place that you are easily located. The reason is that you will not get lost and you are also contactable if there is any emergencies.
You will also need to be well-equipped. The equipment that you carry must be suitable for the trip. For instance, waterproof hiking boots may be recommended if you are going to a place there it is expected to be wet and winter hiking boots is a must for winter trip.
Always have emergency supplies like torch, compass, maps, light flare and a first aid kit. You will never know what will happen along the way and these emergency items can help you if you are in need or in trouble.
Get a good backpack. A good backpack is very important and you should good one that is both light and expandable. Remember that you may end up carrying a lot of things and a heavy backpack is not what you have in mind. Expect to spend good sum of money for a good backpack.
Lastly, keep yourself healthy and fit. Prepare yourself for the trip by doing some light workout 1-2 weeks before the trip. It is important as fitness plays an important role in getting you to the place that you wanted to go.
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