So you want to start hiking? Before you head off on a shopping spree and buy needless equipment, I have put down the bare essentials to enjoy your first hike. These are the things you will always need in a hike or backpacking expedition. Of course, depending on circumstances, you might need more.
My first high-altitude mountain and the experience that started it all. Making a girl like me from the UAE want more and attempt to do the seven summits.
We talk about how to better plan our trips. But about Food?
Here are some things I have learn from a few years hiking in the UAE and abroad. Some through some funny and other painful experiences.
We are human and we make mistakes. Sometimes we are in a rush or we just learnt to take ‘hiking’ for granted, thinking nothing bad will happen, because it didn’t in the previous trip. Of course, we should always still try to plan as best as we can and learn from any mistakes we made to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Here are some of the things that have happened to me that I learn from..
Everyone should always a carry a first aid kit. Whether to treat existing medical conditions, treating blisters or other injuries and illnesses that might come up while hiking.
I started hiking a few years ago by joining some meetup.com groups that arranged trips in the UAE and Oman. Back then there were only a handful of groups doing it. Now every other day I seem to find a new one.