Hiking is by far the easiest way to get into the outdoors and have an adventure. Walking from A to B is how mankind has done it for many years, and now it has become a special activity in itself with our sprawling cities of concrete.
While walking is pretty simple, the gear you may need can often be confusing. Add to that, exactly what gear do you need? No one wants to blow hundreds of dollars on something that isn't going to be worth it, right?
HIKING GEAR- WHAT you actually need
OK, you will need 'some' clothes and sand shoes, but really, getting started requires very little. You can easily do short walks without all the technical stuff.
That's the honest truth.
But if you want to extend your hikes from a few short hours to longer, and range into harder terrain or deal with variable weather, you will eventually need to upgrade and get a few things.
day Hiking gear- the essentials
day Hiking gear- clothing
For a complete guide to what clothing to wear and how to layer them for the outdoors, check the post below:
day Hiking gear- extras
It goes into detail about the key layering items of clothing you need to be comfortable and safe!
overnight Hiking gear
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