I love to do day hiking. It is a very nice recreational activity that will help your body move, clear your mind, and connect with nature.
Luckily, I am currently living in Cebu which has a lot of day hikes options to choose from.
Recently, I went on an 8-hour hike, and I had this crazy realization….while I was struggling, while I was out of breath, and while I can’t even feel my legs anymore because I was so tired…..
I FELT SO ALIVE.
I wanted to give up but I found myself pushing so hard until we reached the end of our hike. I NEVER FELT SO ALIVE for the longest time.
I think that’s what I’ve been craving while being too comfortable in this slow-paced life.
I craved discomfort that will push me hard to do things I thought I couldn’t do. To experience things out of my comfort zone.
So I encourage you to seek discomfort from time to time. Maybe all you need a day hike like me.
So for all my sisters out there, I will be sharing with you some of these day hike essentials for women list that we need (for sure need)!
Day Hike Essentials for Women
I believe this is the most important thing during a hike.
What I have is a pair of Merell hiking shoes, and to be honest with you, the shoes didn’t do any good to my feet. Hahaha. During my recent hike, I was in so much pain especially during our descent.
So I’m going to buy a new pair of hiking shoes, and I am eyeing for a Salomon hiking shoes. I believe this is an affordable option that will help me during hikes. For sure, I will buy one of these:
- Salomon Women’s X Raise GTX W Hiking
- Salomon Women’s X Ultra 3 GTX Hiking Shoes
- Salomon Women’s Sense Ride 4 W Trail Running Shoe
Personally, I do not have socks that are suitable for hiking. And maybe if I have, it will be more comfortable to do trekking. So I guess, we all need a good pair of socks that is suitable for hiking.
Always bring a water bottle with you. Remember to keep hydrated especially on day hikes!
Day pack bag
To keep all you things in one place. I use a simple backpack from Quechua Day Pack Mini Bag. This bag just serves me right! The size is just perfect for a day hike!
Here are some options:
We need food to provide the energy during the hike.
Here are healthy trail snacks you can bring:
- Dried fruits
Of course, you can bring any food you want that will make you a happy hiker!
Of course, we need to protect our skin. Always put sunscreen, not only on day hikes!
I am currently using Belo Sunexpert Sunscreen SPF 50.
Other sun protection you can bring is a sunglasess, a cap, or a bandana!
Optional: Safe hiking items
- Headlamp or flashlight
- first aid kit
- Hand sanitizer & Mask
- Tissue Paper
I would love to know what are your recommendations of day hike essentials that we can bring during day hikes?
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