The most essential thing before a hiking trip is to purchase a great pair of hiking boots. Hiking in bad footwear is a bad idea and can be painful. Furthermore, wear your new footwear and walk around in it for a while before you go on your trip. This to minimize the risk of problems!
A solid tent and sleepingbag are also essentials for a good hiking trip. You need a good night’s sleep if you want to hike all day.
You have to carry all your stuff around so another essential thing is a good backpack. You will be carrying it all day, so make sure it fits you and your needs.
Last but not least you have to think about your clothing. You must pack according to the weather and climate. You need some wicking clothes because you are going to sweat.
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