Hiking is a totally new experience not even to newbie but to those also who are experienced in this sport. It’s full of excitement and there is always something new to try on. It not only keeps the body fit but it also soothes mind and gives a euphoric feeling of accomplishment. But there are some things which are very important and must be considered before planning any such expedition. Proper sports gear is one such thing which is essential for everyone. Without having proper hiking gear, things can go wrong while hiking.
Following are some important gears to consider while planning a campaign
Carabiners- this is the most important and essential thing which you will need if you are planning hike on Mountains. Carabiners are a kind of ring which is made of metal usually aluminum. This is used to hold the hiker while hiking. These can be used for many things which depend on how you use them. Make sure you have some extra clips during your hiking expedition.
Belay Device- Belay device is also a very important gear especially if you are new to hiking. It keeps hikers safe from falling from Mountain while hiking. It has two holes in which the hiking rope is inserted which can be used to jam.
Harness- this equipment is also used for added security during climbing. It is used to stabilize hikers using a rope. Most advanced harnesses these days have options to carry other equipments too.
Rope – Very basic but very important too. It can be said that it is the soul of hiking. The rope used in hiking is not an ordinary rope which is used regularly. Such ropes are very strong and manufactured especially for hikers to handle weights. Make sure you have a good one.
Shoes – Mountain surfaces are rough and uneven. If you are hiking at a wet place which is full of mud and spike shoes are recommended. Don’t use spiked shoes if you are hiking rocks as metal can’t be gripped on rocks. Treaded shoes will be great for such rocky places.
Helmet – Though most of mountaineers don’t like wearing helmet as wearing it hampers the feels and hikers feel bulgy, but helmet must be used for safety and can be a lifesaver in adverse conditions.