This coming fall / autumn season is a great time to explore the hiking trails in Canada. The changing colors of fall, the cool breezes, the ocean blue skies and the changing weather can offer up allot of wilderness entertainment.
And… like any good outdoor show preparation is key. Preparing to view our wilderness backcountry entertainment is no exception.
Have you ever gone on a long day hike and as soon as you pass the “point of no return” you noticed you forgot something. I have. Ug! It was a total “Duh” moment! I actually remembered the item but it was empty. The item was bug spray. On that day I was a gift to the mosquito gods.
That is why I have a list of “NOT to FORGET ITEMS” or “MUST HAVES” which I bring with me on every adventure or day trip when hiking in the wilderness backcountry of Canada.
Many of the items have a permanent home located in my day pack so I never forget them. The backpack is my wilderness “tool belt” designed for carrying my camera equipment, my “MUST HAVES” and other specific adventure items required for exploring in the backcountry that day.
Preparing well does not stop the unexpected but it does prepare you well for the unexpected.
So here is a short list of MUST HAVE ITEMS when hiking and walking for a full day in the backcountry of Canada.
This is my custom list of “MUST HAVE ITEMS”. This would be my selection based on my hiking and backpacking experience exploring hundreds of parks and thousands of wilderness trails in Canada.
There are many other items that some may have on their the list. What would be on your list?