Packing list hiking
This hiking packing list is intended for pleasure hikers. The hiking equipment is sufficient for a day tour. You can do this well in one backpack accommodate. Usually these are tours that we in Germany or Austria Companies. But we are also up Hiking trails on the move in other countries. Most of the time our hikes are shorter. Our hike to the Dürnberger Moor in Styria is typical of our hikes. We take the mountain railway to mountain peaks, just like in Vorarlberg. There we do circular hikes with no incline. This is possible, for example, in the Almenwelt in Lofer. Since we take the time to enjoy nature on our hikes, they take longer than stated in the hiking guide. So we have leisure to see things along the way. Take photos and video recordings. Enjoy the nature. You can find what we need for this in our packing list.
You will not need hiking equipment on all hikes. The hiking packing list should serve as a checklist. On this you will find everything you need for your hike. This way you can check whether you have packed everything for the hike you are planning. Check the weather forecast before your hike. Then you can decide which clothes you need.
If you need parts of the hiking equipment, you can order them online using the links. If you buy through it, this enables us to provide the information in this blog for free. As a result, the products from our hiking packing list no longer cost you.
What do you wear?
This hiking checklist contains equipment for ALL weather and path conditions. Before starting the hike, find out what conditions you will encounter on your hike. Then you can pack your backpack accordingly. You don't always need all the equipment. However, expect changes in the weather. It is better to be prepared for it.
- Sports shirt *
- walking boots
- Hiking socks *
- Hiking pants * or Zip off pants *
- Pullover * or Fleece jacket *
- Hardshell jacket * or slicker
- Softshell jacket *
What has to be with?
You shouldn't forget these things in our hiking packing list. The size of the backpack depends on the hiking equipment you take with you. A small backpack is sufficient for short tours. For longer tours it has to be bigger. Safety equipment should always be there. Especially on rougher hiking trails or on mountain hikes, you quickly bend and injure your leg. Anyone who has ever walked with bubbles knows how uncomfortable it is. A blister plaster helps.
For orientation you need suitable information material, a GPS device and a compass. We experienced how important such a person is on our mudflat hike. The same goes for a headlamp. You can always be stopped on the way. If you get into the dark on your hike, it is good to have both hands free. You should take enough drinks with you. A hydration bladder is ideal for this. On hikes we stick to the motto “Don't leave anything that wasn't there before”. That's why we always have garbage bags with us to take our rubbish back home with us. They have no business being on the hiking trail.
- backpack 20 * - 30 l * or 35 l *
- First aid kit *
- Rescue blanket *
- Blister plasters *
- hiking map
- Compass *
- Hiking guide
- Headlamp *
- Water bottle or Hydration bladder *
- Utility knife *
- trash bags
- GPS device *
Packing list depending on the season and weather
Whether you should pack this hiking equipment depends on the weather and the season in which your hike takes place. In autumn or winter you will of course need a hat, gloves or a scarf. In summer, a baseball cap and bandana protect against sunburn. As well as sun hat, sunglasses and sun protection. Changing a shirt is pleasant on hikes that are more strenuous. Who likes to hike quickly might like hiking poles? A rain cover for the backpack is very practical. Then you can pack your camera safely, should a thunderstorm threaten.
- Outdoor pants *
- Cap * or Baseball cap *
- Scarf * or bandana
- Sports shirt to change
- sun hat or Headband *
- Sunglasses *
- Sun protection * and Lip protection *
- Walking sticks *
- Rain protection for the backpack *
What else do you need
Whether you need these things depends on your interests. It also plays a role whether your hike leads into the mountains. It is often cool on the summit, while it is hot in the valley. You don't have to have an outdoor watch. It is a nice toy. If your tour leads over rough mountain paths, you need safety equipment. The trails are often muddy when hiking after rainy days. Since Gaiter protect the legs from dirt. You move in nature. A pair of tick tongs does a good job here, as does a seat cushion that you can use to sit on the hardest stones picknick.
- Insulation jacket * for summit regions
- Camera *
- Outdoor clock *
- Binoculars *
- Crampons * (depending on the condition of the trail)
- Leg protection *
- Tick pliers *
- Lighter *
- Inflatable seat cushion *
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Source: Research while hiking
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