Planning for a Hike

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The Paleo diet involves more than just a focus on a diet that is based on the way cavemen ate. It’s about daily physical exercise, and while there’s nothing wrong with working out in a gym, getting exercise outside is one of the best ways to burn calories. Hiking is perfect for Paleo dieters because it is fun, inexpensive, and burns calories.

Hiking is a great way to get exercise like cavemen did. This outdoor event is both pleasurable and enjoyable if you get the right hiking trail. In essence, hiking comes with other health advantages that include engaging your body in physical exercise that promotes wellness. But for the best experience and for safety reasons, you must plan your hike.

When planning for a hike, the first thing you should do is to decide how long you are planning to have the hike. This helps you to identify and pack the right items for the time that you will be away. The second decision you need to make is whether you will be going solo or with a companion. Going solo has its advantages such as quiet time to meditate. However, if you are a beginner, it is recommended to have a buddy to take you around. This is not only safe, but it also enhances bonding. The third step is determining your starting level by picking the location of your hike. And lastly, you should let other people know about the hike. 

After making these decisions, the next course of action is to know what to wear. Hiking dress codes depend on the nature of trails that you have chosen. For instance, if you are going to hike in a mountainous region, it is recommended to wear a protective set of shoes and clothing. These include boots, good pairs of socks to fit in the boots, pants, and a jacket. Having an understanding of the terrain is important because it enables you to know whether you should carry warm clothing or get light clothes for your trip. If you are going to spend a night during the hiking expedition, you need to have a sleeping bag, carry cookware, food, a good tent, and a roll mat. 

The quality of hiking experience depends on the nature of things you carry. Packing the right items enhances the quality of the experience. Since hiking is all about walking, it is advisable to get a sizable backpack. This bag should have enough space to carry most of the important items for the hike. Ensure that your cell phone is fully charged for the duration that you will be away. A good cell phone with applications such as compass, distance tracker, a map, and so on will help your entire experience. You should not forget to leave behind a camera for capturing great sites and moments. 

Depending on the location, you should carry sunscreen and bug spray if it is that time of the year when bugs are out in full force. You should never forget to carry first aid box. Other essentials include a pocket knife, and an extra set of sunglasses.
James Christopher, Creative Writer

 

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