Last updated on February 25th, 2023 at 12:59 pm
This blog will detail the items that I always bring on my day hikes. I hope this helps you remember some items you may have forgotten!
Day Pack Options
Back pack, fanny pack, whatever you are comfortable with!
The 10 Items
- BEAR SPRAY IS A MUST. DO NOT FORGET THIS, I WANT YOU ALL ALIVE, THANK YOU (location dependent, needed in majority of Canadian hiking destinations)
- SPF: wear this before you go out, I would reapply as well so I bring it with me or I am a tomato, exhibit A (on the left).
- Water: 1-2 bottles
- Electronics: phone & camera
- Snacks/food: pack lots of snacks and/or a lunch, i.e.:
- Cheese, crackers
- Gummy snacks
- Fruits & veggies
- Trail mix/ nuts
- The list is endless, whatever you like!!
- Extra clothing/if you’re not wearing these items:
- Outerwear; hat, gloves, neck warmer
- Socks: TRUST ME, you don’t want to fall in a river like me and walk 9km in wet socks.
- An extra sweater/layer if you get cold
- Toilet paper/ baby wipes: you never know, I speak from experience… a story for another time
- Hand sanitizer: for the above mentioned toilet emergencies OR COVID related
- First aid kit (basic): bandages, polysporin, ibuprofen
If you will be doing overnight hikes with camping involved, I am no expert on this type of packing. I know you will need a tent, but otherwise, please consult appropriate personnel.
Joanna Neander is the author and creator of Plan Before Land. She is dedicated to creating detailed travel itineraries from around the world. Joanna’s most visited continents include, North America, Central America & Europe. Asia coming soon! Join along on Joanna’s travels!