“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” ~ John Muir
We only get to enjoy this diverse and beautiful planet for a limited amount of time, and we should make the most of it while we can. We should explore and go on adventures when the opportunity presents itself. However, you want to have the basic amenities handy to ensure that you can remain as comfortable as possible. Going on an adventure? Make sure you have these six packing list must-haves.
Benefits of Going on Adventures
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain
The two main benefits of going on an adventure are learning more about the planet and the ability to get exercise.
With 262 unique countries out there and enough different cultures, climates, and landscapes in our own country to spend a lifetime exploring, adventures present the opportunity for you to learn more about the world and expand your horizons. This can make you a far more open-minded and accepting individual, especially to people from different backgrounds. You will also likely develop an appreciation for nature, making you see the world through a much sunnier mindset.
When you go on an adventure, you will need to hike and stay active. This can lead to you burning calories and improving your heart health. You may gain confidence from losing weight and even gain more energy to give you the momentum to take your adventures to new heights.
5 Adventure Packing List Must Haves
“Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan.” ~ Anonymous
Before you take off into the unknown (at least unknown to you), you need to prepare yourself with the essentials. These items will keep you healthy, comfortable, and safe so that you can focus on your new surroundings.
High Quality Water Bottle
You can get parched while hiking or biking around your travel destination, so you need plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Hydration can make the experience less enjoyable, and you can even end up passing out if it gets too bad.
Stay hydrated with a large, high-quality insulated water bottle that will keep your water cold throughout the day. It should also be made out of durable material and easy to carry.
Food provides much-needed energy while on the trail. However, food can get cumbersome. Trail mix, a mixture of nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, pretzels, and other treats, offers one of the best options to curb hunger and stay motivated. Trail mix doesn’t weigh very much, it is easy to store, it’s healthy, and it’s delicious.
Make your own or buy some at the store. Just make sure when looking for healthy snacks to buy you have your snack secured in a bag that won’t spill open.
A utility tool gives you multiple different tools in one convenient product. Some of the most common things you will find on a utility tools include:
- -Bottle opener
- -Nail file
You never know when these items will come in handy. Don’t believe me? Imagine trying to open a beer during your adventure without one!
Solar Power Phone Charger
Your phone can keep you connected to people in the case of an emergency. Almost as important, you can use your phone to take pictures. Nothing can hold up to your memories in your own head, but the pictures will allow you to look back and remember this special moment.
The sun can dry out your skin, causing wrinkles. It can also cause cancer. That’s why you want to keep sunscreen on you at all times. Apply liberally every couple of hours to ensure that you don’t allow the sunscreen to wear off. You will be grateful when you see your sun-kissed tan the next day instead of lobster red, peeling skin.
First Aid Kit
We must respect nature as much as we admire its beauty. However, nature can pack a punch. If you fall or hurt yourself somehow during your adventure, you need a first aid kit to patch yourself up so that you can keep on going. First aid kits contain:
- -Cold pack
The items you pack will depend on your specific adventure. You need to take into consideration the duration of the adventure, the climate, the landscape, and your favorite personal comforts. However, these six items give you a solid foundation for just about any day trip. Have fun, and don’t forget to share your adventures with others!