Day Hiking Checklist Mandan ND

Parents on family hikes often act like pack mules, so be sure to divvy up the goods before heading out. Not only will this save your shoulders, it will give the kids a reality check. Hiking is more than a walk in the woods , but if you use our list, you'll have what you need without taxing yourself.

Litchfield Outdoors
(517) 542-3663
123 Marshall
Litchfield, MI
 
B Q Sports Inc
(718) 349-3529
601 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Tienda Mexicana San Juan
(252) 444-4727
15 Park Ln
Havelock, NC
 
Athlete's Foot the
(630) 898-0778
2400 Fox Valley Center Dr
Aurora, IL
 
Taco Motorsports
(972) 980-7280
4511 Eddie Rickenbacker S
Addison, TX
 
Hendershots Sporting Goods Inc
(301) 678-7165
110 W Main St
Hancock, MD
 
Sportsman's Warehouse
(920) 336-7000
1551 Lawrence Dr
De Pere, WI
 
Tri-County Sports
(301) 884-8711
Mechanicsville, MD
 
Barista Pro Shop
(603) 845-1200
13 Delta Dr
Londonderry, NH
 
Puma Store the
(954) 846-8333
12811 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL
 

Day Hiking Checklist

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Day Hike Checklist

Keeping short and sweet hikes short and sweet

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Day hikes are a great way to explore the natural surroundings. Whether you drive to a local trail for a few hours or hike from your campground, these treks can be short, sweet and very rewarding. Even if you plan on sticking to established paths, you'll need to keep your orientation wits about you. Just because you're on a popular trail doesn't mean you can't get lost . Don't forget to pack your map and compass alongside your common sense.

While forgetting essential gear isn't unusual, many day trekkers err in the other direction and take too much. Bring what you need, but remember that you'll be carrying everything - all day. Being loaded down with excess gadgets or rations will take the fun out of a hike faster than an angry grizzly.

Parents on family hikes often act like pack mules, so be sure to divvy up the goods before heading out. Not only will this save your shoulders, it will give the kids a reality check. Hiking is more than a walk in the woods , but if you use our list, you'll have what you need without taxing yourself.

Before You Go

  • Make sure all electronic devices are fully charged
  • Leave your itinerary with family, friends or park officials
  • Check the weather forecast

Pack in Your Day Pack

  • Map(s)
  • Compass and / or GPS device
  • First aid kit
  • Swiss army knife or multi-purpose tool
  • Extra food and water
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Matches (stormproof or in waterproo...

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