Many of us, who are outdoor enthusiasts, know the high and adrenaline rush one gets from outdoor activities. Be it biking, camping, hiking, or running; these activities are bound to make you feel happy and relaxed. It’s a refuge for many, who are bored from their sedentary lifestyles and monotonous routines.
When I started out, I used to get outdoors without much preparation. It was only after the need struck that I realized the importance of a particular item. So, with time and experience, I kept adding to my collection of outdoor essentials. I am sharing items from my collection with you, and I am sure it will be of tremendous use. Here we go!
You can’t get out for an outdoor activity without a backpack, as you need to pack all the essentials in it. For this, you should buy a water-resistant backpack as this protects your stuff from rain and extreme weather conditions. Plus, there is no need to carry a cover separately on rainy days.
Don’t go by the name, as hiking boots are not suited only for hiking but many outdoor activities. You can wear them on a hike, for the camp trip, for hunting, cycling and many more. Hiking boots are very reliable, and they provide cushion against foot injuries.
People who backpack quite often, and like wandering into the wild, like to carry a sleeping bag with them. This helps them to spend the night anywhere, even with minimal amenities. They not only save on accommodation but find it more thrilling.
You never know when you may have to cut things, tighten nuts & bolts or open bottles & cans, so if you are carrying a multi-tool with you, your life becomes very easy. All tools at one place.
If you plan to go cycling into the wilderness or go hiking or camping, it’s good to always carry a compass with you for navigation. Don’t always rely on your phones or on yourself for directions. You don’t want to get lost in the woods and spend the night there.
Though you may have all the plans to return before sunset from your outdoor activity, it’s always safe to carry a flashlight with you. Just in case you are behind schedule and don’t make it back on time. Fenix flashlights are a good option to consider as they are robust and durable.
Insulated Water Bottle
An insulated water bottle is one that maintains the temperature of the liquid inside it. If you carry water on a hot sunny day, would you not want the water to stay cold? And, if you have packed coffee on a cool evening, I am sure you would like to sip it hot. An insulated water bottle would do just the same and save you some trouble.
If you are fond of going on long-duration outdoor activities and too far off places, you may want to carry a water filter with you. It’s true that water from mountain streams is often safe for drinking, but why risk your health? Safe drinking water is not always available, and a water filter is good for occasions where you have to drink water from natural sources.
There is always some risk of injuries involved in outdoor activities, and, in not all situations, can you expect help immediately. This is where a first-aid kit comes handy. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, make sure you own a first-aid kit and always carry it with you. Some knowledge and training of first-aid is also helpful.
We, millennials, are so busy on our phones that we end up draining our phone battery. We are either too busy clicking pictures or are active on social media or are navigating on our phones. So, it’s always good to own a portable charger, which you can take with yourself on outdoor activities, especially to long-duration activities like hiking or camping.
So, this is a checklist of items to own if you consider yourself to be an outdoor enthusiast. In case you couldn’t tick many items in this checklist, what are you waiting for? Get going and buy yourself these cool items for outdoors. After all, why should one compromise on the fun while being outdoors!