GIFT Ideas For Traveling Hikers

From the rugged coast of Maine to the beauty of Alaska, the United States is full of incredible backpacking destinations.

You’ll need to pack special items required depending on the area.

If hiking in California, you’ll most likely need a bear canister for food storage.

Hiking above 11,000 feet, no open flames without a shut-off valve.

Besides specialty items, you’ll need basic camping and hiking gear.

For backpackers, weight is just as significant as the size of the tent.


Backpacking Tent

You can find some deals, but we recommend not choosing the lowest option.


Hiking Backpack

Whatever sleeping bag you decide on, note that men’s and women’s sleeping bags are cut differently. 


Sleeping Bag and Pad

Dedicated backpacking meals are easy to prepare with a Jetboil.


Backpacking Stove and Fuel

Having the proper footwear is crucial for a comfortable and safe experience.


Hiking Boots or Hiking Shoes

Paper maps offer a reliable navigation. They don’t require batteries or charging. GPS devices offer accuracy and convenience regarding real-time navigation.


Maps, GPS, or Both

Firstly, freeze-dried meals. They are easy to prepare and weigh less than packaged foods. Secondly, protein bars and trail mixes.


Backpacking Food

Typical items include: – Band-aids – Antiseptic wipes – Painkillers – Anti-inflammatory    medications


Backpacking Safety First Aid

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