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If you are looking for the perfect gift for the hiker in your life this hiking gift guide is just what you need. I’ve learned along with way that having the right gear can make your hiking experience so much better. Don’t let you favorite hiker go without these essential hiking tools.
Protect your feet from the elements of hiking with some good waterproof hiking boots. Don’t get caught in the rain and snow to be on the trail with wet feet. And protect yourself from the potential snake bites. Good hiking boots are a must for hikers.
A good hiking backpack is a must for a good hiking trip. A backpack with a hydration pack is super convenient. And make sure your backpack has plenty of pockets for snacks, first aid supplies and tools.
Trekking Poles are a must, especially for the hiker who needs a little knee support. Make going up and down the mountain a little bit easier with trekking poles.
We have tons of black bears in the Smokies. Most bears avoid humans and will run away from you. But it is a good idea to keep some bear spray on you just in case. Bear attacks are rare. Always remember to slowly back away from bears and never turn your back to them.
Always bring along a first aid kit during your hikes. Hopefully you won’t need a first aid kit. But it’s always good to have one just in case.
Lifestraw is the perfect little tool to have if you run out of water on your hike. Lifestraw can filter up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water.
Don’t forget to relax and unwind during your hike. Find a couple of trees and put up this portable lightweight hammock. Put your feet up and enjoy the sounds of nature.
Don’t let yourself get caught in the dark during your hiking. Bring along a handy headlamp so that you can keep the trail lit up.
I want to hear from you! What is some hiking gear that you can’t go without?