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. The following are some of the important things you should be carrying when you are going for hiking at the wilderness.
You should be carrying a trusty walking stick which is the best tool for you during hiking or when out on trail and they are designed to help you to traverse the land so that you find a better balance and also their use is more than just for navigation use only. The wilderness can sometimes be filled with negative things that may threaten your life, and they can be both men and beasts so these walking sticks are very strong to help you even during self-defense and when choosing your walking stick, your height will determine which one to go for.
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. In your backpack, pack some important navigation tools like a GPS unit that will help you trace your way in case you lost your way, a traditional compass and also the maps of the area which will also assist in locating where you are in case you miss your way.
The last thing to carry is a signaling device which includes whistle, a mirror and an air horn which can help in drawing attention to yourself or call for help even from a far distance, for example, looking at the mirror, you can easily give signals to the planes in the sky or other people that are present around you but during sunset, whistle and an air horn will help a lot. For signaling devices, you are advised to carry multiple of the that in case of many failures you can have other options.