Wilderness hike is the sweetest and enjoyable, and while going, you should be doing proper preparation on things that you are going to use to help you enjoy more and protect you from danger during hiking. There are some few things that when you are going for a hike in the wilderness, you should carry along and below are just some of the items that can save you overcome some tricky situation.
For balancing and traversing of the land during hiking, walking stick is the best for the work, and its use is not only for navigation so anytime you are going for hiking you should carry one along with you. In the wilderness, there are attacks that can be caused either by man or beast, so when you are going for a hike there, you should be carrying with you a very strong walking, and also your height can help you choose the best for yourself.
Another important thing to take is a basic first aid kit which should not be left behind, and it contains some valuable tools that will help you prevent infections, assist you in treating injuries and stop excess bleeding when you are in the field. There are so many first aid kits available for you, but you are only encouraged to go for one that will contain all the required tools needed for the hike.
An essential thing that you should be carrying during your hike is a daypack that contains in it a cell phone for communication when anyone is not around you, a canteen of water, a fire source and at least a three days packed food and with the food you should be considering the number of days you are going to stay there. A GPS unit is a tool that can be used in tracing your way in case you get lost in the wilderness, and there are other tools that can be used in case it fail to function like traditional compass and also the map of the area that should be packed in a backpack when you are going from the hike.
Signaling devices are also essential in drawing your attention and also to help you find help from a far distance, and these devices includes whistle, a mirror, and an air horn, for example, mirror can work with the sun rays to signal planes or people that are in that area but does not see you but in any case sun is low, that is where the whistle gets into the body. For signaling devices, you are advised to carry multiple of the that in case of many failures you can have other options.