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Trekking Poles & Hiking Accessories

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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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

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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.


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SWISS ARMY Classic Knife with Toothpick - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Trek Pole Tip Protectors - Eastern Mountain Sports
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KOMPERDELL Mountaineer Titanal Powerlock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
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SWISS ARMY Rambler Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
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SEA TO SUMMIT Accessory Carabiner, 3 Pack - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Traverse Ski Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN Supertool 300 Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Trail Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Syncline Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN MUT Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEKI Quantum SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
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MOUNTAINSMITH Glissade 7075 Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
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SWISS ARMY Spartan Wood Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN Style CS Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
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SUUNTO A10 Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
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NIKON Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN Brewzer Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN Style PS Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
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SWISS ARMY Tinker Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Jivewire Keychain Biner - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEKI Cristallo Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Powder Baskets - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Ultra Distance Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN Crater c33x Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
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GERBER Curve Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Freeride Basket - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BUSHNELL Off Trail 10x28 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
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