Mountain Climbing and Hiking are a great way to be active while enjoying the outdoors. In addition to a cardiovascular workout, you get to take in all the beauty of Mother Nature while you do it. And breathing in heaps of fresh air is always a surefire way to get you rejuvenated. The best thing about hiking and climbing is that people of all skill levels can take part in it. Whether you are a beginner more comfortable on shorter easier to walk trails, or someone looking for a challenge like scaling the face of a mountain or going on a week-long hike in the wilderness, you are bound to find a skill level that suits you best. In order to start enjoying treks outdoors you will need to proper gear and equipment, and as always we have you covered.
It is important to stay hydrated when performing any physical activity and hiking is no exception. Even if the weather is mild or cool, you need to drink water to replenish all the fluid you lose while exerting energy. A nifty device to bring along with you on the trail to prevent Dehydration is a Camelbak. A Camelbak is designed like a smaller backpack that carries a rubber bladder that holds water connected to a tube that leads over the shoulder strap for the hiker to drink out of. This enables you to not have to stop for water breaks, use unnecessary plastic bottles, or carry a separate canteen.
It’s also important to wear the right clothing depending on weather conditions, location, and season. For colder more rugged excursions, try out some thermal lined products from Mountain Hardwear or Patagonia. For warmer weather, a t-shirt, shorts, and comfortable walking shoes should suffice. Once you have your outfit all sorted, you are ready to take on the outdoors!
Did you know?
Camels actually store fat in their humps, not water.