Day Hiking Checklist Papillion NE

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.

TOROCO INTERNATIONAL
(402) 909-1692
4317 N. 129th Ct. Bldg # 12
Omaha , NE
 
TOROCO INTERNATIONAL
(402) 909-1692
4317 N. 129th Ct. Bldg # 12
Omaha , NE
 
Play It Again Sports
(402) 393-3003
7928 W Dodge Rd
Omaha, NE
 
Roberts Sales Co
(402) 267-3414
12501 Adams St
Weeping Water, NE
 
Freeform Board Sports Inc
(402) 477-4188
61st & O St
Lincoln, NE
 
Stay Sharp Entertainment
(402) 419-0042
341 S 27th
Lincoln, NE
 
Vinny's Indoor Skatepark and Pro Shop
(402) 339-3399
Papillion, NE
 
Sporting Edge the
(308) 236-9877
5003 2nd Ave Ste 4
Kearney, NE
 
Decosta Sporting Goods
(402) 331-6771
85341 St
Omaha, NE
 
Bowler's Choice the
(402) 573-0020
10154 Maple St
Omaha, NE
 

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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