This summer is an opportunity. Parks, trails, and the wilderness is open for anyone to hike, jog, camp, or just sit and listen to the birds. For experienced hikers who have been stuck inside in response to COVID-19, this summer marks even more of a reason to make their escape from everyday life.
Day-to-day and overnight, hiking accessories are a fundamental component to being able to survive and hike comfortably. It’s not enough just to bring with you a high-quality waterproof outdoor bag. Especially if you intend to have a multi-day journey and camp overnight, some products are going to make things a lot easier to make happen. Here are Living.ca’s top picks.
Camping 2-in-1 Fire Starter
Travel light – that’s what any dedicated hiker will tell you. For beginners, they often find out the hard way why travelling light is key. Taking with you all sorts of lighter fluid and things to help manufacture a fire are not efficient. All you need is a 2-in-1 fire starter to generate some sparks.
A Monoprice hydration reservoir saves time on the trail. Carry up to 3 litres of water in your hydration reservoir, sipping it from a wide-mouth, self-sealing valve opening. Constantly carrying a water bottle or having to stop and remove a water bottle from your backpack isn’t efficient. Reservoirs like these are relatively inexpensive and save you time cumulatively over one’s journey.
Camping Compressed Towels
Coming in a pack of three, these are no-water-needed camping compressed towels. When opened, they turn into a 24×12” towel, are reusable, and can be used over and over again throughout a hiking trip.
Waterproof Storage Bag
If you’re traversing through a body of water or are concerned about wet conditions affecting valuables like your smartphone or any other tech you’re carrying, take with you a waterproof hiking bag. They’re portable and practical, and are made to withstand wet conditions from rafting, boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, and cycling.
Collapsible Bowls and Cups
To pack light and save space in your hiking bag, a collapsible bowl or collapsible cup with handle’s great for hiking across extended multi-day periods. They are very easily washable and aren’t going to take up any more space than they need to. They may also be of help to gather rainwater.
Before you head out on your go-to hiking trail or exploring some of Canada’s natural wonders, Living.ca is the right place to visit for some key hiking essentials, accessories, and more. To Canadians looking to make their escape this summer away from the cities and the COVID-19 pandemic, shop online with Living.ca to save time, effort, and to tap into sales and deals you won’t find anywhere else.
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