Preparing for a hike allows you to enjoy nature in a comfortable and safe way. You need to think about where you are going, what you want to see and what to bring in order to get the most out of your hiking experience. Here are our tips for preparing for a hike.
Plan your route
It's important to plan your route for two main reasons. First, it makes it less likely that you will get lost. Nobody enjoys it when a hike ends up taking double the time because you don’t know where you’re going. Second, you can plan a route that goes through areas of natural beauty, allowing you to see the best views available in your area.
Get the right equipment
There are a few things that can make your hiking experience more enjoyable. Bringing sun protection to prevent any burning and insect repellent to keep the bugs away will mean you will have less risk of discomfort. In addition to this, a basic first aid kit with some bandages, antibiotic ointment and blister plasters will mean you are prepared in case anything does go wrong.
Bring snacks and water
You need to keep your body fuelled up on a long hike. Bring snacks suchs as an energy bar or a banana as well as some water to make sure you stay hydrated and have the energy needed to power through the rest of your hike.
Dress to impress
You need to be ready for whatever the weather throws at you. Wear enough layers to ensure that you are warm enough and bring a waterproof in case the heavens open. As well as this, wear appropriate walking boots with a quality pair of socks to ensure your feet don’t feel the strain.
Our hiking socks here at STRIDIES were specially designed for maximum comfort when on an outdoor adventure. Our Comfit Arch along with Seam3Toe and Natural Breathe technologies make them perfect for you to wear when you hike. Not only that, but whenever we sell a pair of socks we donate a pair to homeless shelters across the UK, meaning that buying socks from us does not only help you conquer the wilderness, but it helps those in need too!