10 Things to Take on a Day Hike


1. Phone – For listening to music, taking pictures, or in case of an emergency. Remember to start with your phone fully charged.

2. Portable GPS Device – The last thing you want is to get lost. This could be a huge help. Always consider bringing a paper map of the area, too.

3. Snacks & Water – Bring plenty of food and water. Remember to stay hydrated!

4. First-Aid Kit – Just something small with the essentials, for emergencies. Be sure it includes a pocket knife and a whistle.

5. Layered Clothing – Mountains have their own weather system that can change without warning.

6. Friends or Pets – Ask a friend to join you, or bring your dog along.

7. Small blanket or towel – For sitting on, or for using after swimming (depending on your trail).

8. Wet Wipes – I like to bring a travel size of these for easy cleaning.

9. Chap stick – If you breath with your mouth open while hiking, this will help with those chapped lips 😉

10. Daypack – A nice hiking daypack to keep everything together.


Always remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. And don’t forget to put on sunscreen before you hit the trail.

Be safe out there, and happy hiking!


Much Love,


PS – Please check out my book: UNIQUELY UNLOCKED


Author: Suzie Bosko

Born in Fremont, California and now living in Utah, Suzie M. Bosko is an author, blogger, former prison wife, survivor of narcissistic abuse, and lover of the outdoors. She also manages InmateBlogger.com, a website dedicated to giving inmates a voice through the therapeutic power of writing. She believes in letting the incarcerated share their opinions, struggles, and inner thoughts as a way to kickstart their rehabilitation and growth. Please leave a comment, or you may email suziebosko@gmail.com.

One thought

Please Leave a Comment...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s