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Versatile Hiking Accessories

Whether you’re taking a three-day hike or a leisurely day trip, hiking outdoors requires the right hiking accessories. Tackle challenging trails with trekking poles or go bird watching with top of the line binoculars.
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Hiking Accessories & Tools

No outdoorsman is ready for the outdoors without a trusty pocket knife. Our selection of hiking equipment features a variety of multi-tools and accessories for all of your outdoor needs. MOREMORE

Performance Hiking Equipment

Don’t sweat extended hikes into the wild outdoors. With hiking accessories from EMS, you can explore the outdoors at your leisure without worry. Check out hiking equipment from EMS today. BACKBACK

 
 

The 10 Essentials of Hiking

Ten things to bring on every hike


1. Map and compass/GPS

A map not only tells you where you are and how far you have to go, it can help you find campsites, water, and an emergency exit route in case of an accident. A compass can help you find your way through unfamiliar terrain-especially in bad weather where you can't see the landmarks. Either one without the other is significantly less. While GPS units are extremely useful, always carry a map and compass as a backup.

2. Whistle.

Carry a whistle with exceptional loudness to be used to aid in rescue.

3. Extra water.

Without enough water, your body's muscles and organs simply can't perform as well. Too little water consumed will not only make you thirsty, but susceptible to hypothermia and altitude sickness.

4. Extra food.

Any number of things could keep you out longer than expected: a lengthy detour, getting lost, enjoying time by a stream, an injury, or difficult terrain. Extra food will help keep up energy and morale.

5. Rain gear and extra clothing.

Because the weatherman is not always right, dressing in layers allows you to adjust to changing weather and activity levels. Two rules: avoid cotton (it keeps moisture close to your skin) and always carry a hat.

6. Firestarter and matches.

The warmth of a fire and a hot drink can help prevent hypothermia. Fires are a great way to signal for help if you get lost.

7. First aid kit.

Prepackaged first aid kits for hikers are available at any outfitter. Increase your first aid skills by taking a class with the American Red Cross. Wilderness First Aid classes are also offered by many hiking organizations.

8. Knife or multi-purpose tool.

These enable you to cut strips of cloth into bandages, remove splinters, fix broken eyeglasses, and perform a whole host of repairs on malfunctioning gear-not to mention cut cheese and open cans.

9. Flashlight and extra batteries.

You will need a light to help you find your way in the dark and, if necessary, signal for help.

10. Sunscreen and sunglasses.

Especially above treeline when there is a skin-scorching combination of sun and snow, you'll need sunglasses to prevent snow blindness and sunscreen to prevent sunburn.


ZOOTILITY TOOLS PocketMonkey Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
ZOOTILITY TOOLS PocketMonkey Multitool
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PRICE: $12.00
SUN COMPANY ZiprComp Zipper Pull Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUN COMPANY ZiprComp Zipper Pull Compass
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PRICE: $8.95
MOUNTAINSMITH Glissade 6061 Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
MOUNTAINSMITH Glissade 6061 Trekking Poles
PRICE: $44.95
SALE: $29.99
CRKT Pazoda Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
CRKT Pazoda Knife
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PRICE: $24.95
NITE IZE S-Biner KeyRack+ Bottle Opener - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner KeyRack+ Bottle Opener
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PRICE: $6.95
NITE IZE S-Biner #2 - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner #2
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PRICE: $2.95
SUUNTO A10 Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUUNTO A10 Compass
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PRICE: $16.95
BLACK DIAMOND Trek Pole Tip Protectors - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trek Pole Tip Protectors
PRICE: $4.95
LEKI Wanderfreund Speed-Lock Trekking Pole - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Wanderfreund Speed-Lock Trekking Pole
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PRICE: $59.95
LEATHERMAN SideKick Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN SideKick Multitool
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PRICE: $41.95
LEATHERMAN Charge Titanium TTi Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Charge Titanium TTi Multitool
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PRICE: $149.95
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles
PRICE: $79.95
SUN COMPANY Triple Gage Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUN COMPANY Triple Gage Compass
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PRICE: $9.95
CHUMS Triple Play Keychain - Eastern Mountain Sports
CHUMS Triple Play Keychain
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PRICE: $6.95
NITE IZE S-Biner MicroLock Key Ring - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner MicroLock Key Ring
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PRICE: $4.95
SUN COMPANY Magnicomp Biner Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUN COMPANY Magnicomp Biner Compass
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PRICE: $6.95
NITE IZE DoohicKey Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE DoohicKey Multitool
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PRICE: $5.95
BLACK DIAMOND Freeride Basket - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Freeride Basket
PRICE: $4.95
BLACK DIAMOND Micron Keychain Biner - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Micron Keychain Biner
PRICE: $4.95
SUUNTO M-3G Global Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUUNTO M-3G Global Compass
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PRICE: $59.95
BLACK DIAMOND Long Flex Tips - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Long Flex Tips
PRICE: $4.95
NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #2 Key Ring - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #2 Key Ring
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PRICE: $3.95
NITE IZE S-Biner #.5, 2-pack - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner #.5, 2-pack
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PRICE: $3.95
LEKI Quantum SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Quantum SpeedLock Trekking Poles
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PRICE: $99.95
LEATHERMAN Skeletool CX Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Skeletool CX Multitool
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PRICE: $89.95
LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool
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PRICE: $84.95
BUSHNELL H2O 8 x 25 mm Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
BUSHNELL H2O 8 x 25 mm Binoculars
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PRICE: $59.95
LEATHERMAN Rebar Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Rebar Knife
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PRICE: $49.95
SWISS ARMY Rambler Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
SWISS ARMY Rambler Knife
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PRICE: $25.95
LEATHERMAN Crater c33x Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Crater c33x Knife
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PRICE: $22.95
SWISS ARMY Classic Translucent Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
SWISS ARMY Classic Translucent Knife
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PRICE: $16.95
SEA TO SUMMIT Accessory Carabiner, 3 Pack - Eastern Mountain Sports
SEA TO SUMMIT Accessory Carabiner, 3 Pack
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PRICE: $6.95
NITE IZE S Biner Ahhh - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S Biner Ahhh
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PRICE: $4.95
BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles, 2013
PRICE: $159.95
BLACK DIAMOND Distance FL Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Distance FL Trekking Poles, 2013
PRICE: $129.95
BUSHNELL Off Trail 8x32 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
BUSHNELL Off Trail 8x32 Binoculars
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PRICE: $119.95
LEKI Cristallo SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Cristallo SpeedLock Trekking Poles
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PRICE: $119.95
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Trekking Poles
PRICE: $99.95
BLACK DIAMOND Whippet Ski Pole - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Whippet Ski Pole
PRICE: $99.95
LEATHERMAN Skeletool Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Skeletool Multitool
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PRICE: $64.95

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