Explore The Wild
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Explore The Wild

The weekend is upon us and everyone wants to take a break from the everyday life and the hectic lifestyle we are living! We need a “me” time. There are so many activities that we can do, especially exploring the wild. Alone or with your friends, it’s always fun! There are so many beautiful locations to see and explore once you are outdoors. Please make sure to go out there and shake off that entire hectic work schedule and don’t afraid to lead your adventures and make memories.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced explorer , survival gear is a must have before doing any activity. Think ahead and make sure you are safe. Keep in mind that you must have some essential items that would help you have a better trip. Here is a list of some things that would help you have a great time outdoors.

Comfortable shoes

If you are an avid hiker then you must know how important it is to have comfortable shoes. Remember that if your shoes are not comfortable that’s a disastrous recipe for blisters, socks help too, a lot. Make sure that you wear some good quality shoes so your trip is more fun. Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX, Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof, The North Face Ultra 110 GTX, are good shoes just to name a few.

Cameras and Cellphones

With the new technology that is out there today, make sure you have your camera and or your phone with you to capture the moment. It’s so interesting how everything is moving so fast lately that we can barely keep up with technology and trends but a digital phone or digital camera would allow you to transfer all your videos/photos to a computer and store them. You might never know when you need them. Take pictures of moments, friends, family and make few galleries to share with them on your social media profiles! You can also write a blog or make a journal in case you are not too comfortable with technology.

Maps and GPS’

It’s very crucial to know where you are, especially if you get lost. Trees look the same when you are in the middle of nowhere so please make sure you have a map and a GPS to know your way out. Track your path with your phone and make sure you are not spinning in circles. Maps are amazing in providing insights on locations, hills etc. Topographic maps are best. Record your tracks and have a outdoor friend with you; there is a reason why they suggest to never go out alone, in the wild.

First aid kit

Just by having the kit makes you feel great. Don’t get injured but if you do, make sure you have the basics. Here is a list:

plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes
small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings
at least two sterile eye dressings
triangular bandages
crΓͺpe rolled bandages
safety pins
disposable sterile gloves
tweezers
scissors
alcohol-free cleansing wipes
sticky tape
thermometer (preferably digital)
skin rash cream, such as hydrocortisone or calendula
cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings
antiseptic cream
painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin, or ibuprofen (READ LABELS)
cough medicine
antihistamine tablets
distilled water for cleaning wounds
eye wash and eye bath

These items should always be on your bag in case of emergencies. In case an injuries occurs you will be grateful that you have the kit with you..

A good backpack

Consider spending good money on a sturdy and comfortable backpack. There are many articles that discuss in details what you should look for when buying a backpack and for what purpose. Today, they have backpacks for hiking, mountaineering, camping etc. Pick a good bag that is lightweight but can carry more.

Hats

Avoid sun burns and carry a hat with you. If you are hiking in a shaded area that’s great but if you are in a sunny and hot location a hat will protect your skin from the sun and keep you cool during summer or the rain and keep you warm during winter. It’s stylish!

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