Now that you have a reason to get out there and get hiking (see here), I can start talking about what you will need and some essentials that I never go without. So depending on what you are trying to do and how far you want to take the hike will make what you should bring vary.
There are things that you really should never go without and they include:
- Plenty of water
- Plenty of food
- A lighter or matches
- A tent and some extra clothes for warmth
- A Compass
- Your phone and portable charger
These are all things that you really need to have on you in case you end up getting lost or some other type of emergency happens. You wouldn’t believe how cold it can get in the night time outside even if it is the middle of July. Even deserts get cold at night and if you aren’t prepared with a set of warm clothes you could be in for a very miserable and potentially very dangerous night.
Everything that I listed up there are especially needed if you are trying to bring a lady out for your hikes and are trying to impress. If you end up getting lost and aren’t properly prepared for it, you can be sure this will be the last place you ever take her. On the other hand if something does happen to go wrong and you take charge and make sure she is alright, you are golden my friend.