Brilliant Hiking Hacks Every Hiker Needs to Know

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Hiking is an experience filled with adventure, thrill and fun while extreme fatigue, blistered feet, and waterlogged phones can spoil the fun. Here are some amazing tips to help you have a great hiking experience.

Whether you are planning a trek to some local trail or the great Himalayas, these hacks will prove helpful. Thank us later.

1. Carry the first-aid essentials

Make sure that you always pack all essential first-aids, especially lots of band-aids to help when you get those blisters, small cuts, and bruises. Some of the essentials to pack include plasters, bandages, antiseptic cream, and a few aspirin as well as multitool or a knife.

2. Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes

For hiking it is very important that you wear sturdy shoes that fit you well and are very comfortable. Shoes that don’t fit you well can cause blisters and lost toenails.

3. Prevent blisters

To prevent blisters, apply petroleum jelly on necessary areas before putting on your socks. Another trick is to apply some tape to prevent friction and rubbing.

4. Use duct tape

When you are hiking or trekking, duct tape can be very useful and it has many uses. Whether you want to waterproof boots, protect painful blisters or fix cracked water bottles, duct tape can prove useful.

5. Know which plants and animals to avoid

It is very important to know what plants to avoid as there are many poisonous plants, and dangerous animals that you encounter on your way. Be it poison ivy, sumac or coyotes, snakes, mountain lions, or bears, any of these can be harmful and hence prior knowledge is a must.

6. Put your phone and other electronics in plastic bags

This, probably, is the most obvious hack but if it doesn't strike your mind at the right time, it can cause major damage to your electronics. If it starts to rain suddenly, which often happens on high terrains, your phone and gadgets are safe. 

7. Pack some snacks, and water

Make sure that you have enough water to sip through the way. Also, pack light snacks for a quick bite when you are hungry or feel low on energy. Pack some healthy and high-calorie snacks to replenish your energy along the way.

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