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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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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.


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
PRICE: $59.95
SALE: $44.96
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles
PRICE: $79.95
NITE IZE DoohicKey Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE DoohicKey Multitool
PRICE: $5.95
NITE IZE S-Biner #2 - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner #2
PRICE: $2.95
LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool
PRICE: $89.95
LEATHERMAN SideKick Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN SideKick Multitool
PRICE: $44.95
SUUNTO A10 Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUUNTO A10 Compass
PRICE: $16.95
BLACK DIAMOND Flex Tech Tips - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Flex Tech Tips
PRICE: $9.95
NITE IZE S Biner Ahhh - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S Biner Ahhh
PRICE: $4.95
LEKI Cristallo SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Cristallo SpeedLock Trekking Poles
PRICE: $119.95
SALE: $89.96
LEKI Quantum SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Quantum SpeedLock Trekking Poles
PRICE: $99.95
SALE: $74.96
LEKI Sierra Antishock Pole - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Sierra Antishock Pole
PRICE: $89.95
SALE: $67.46
SUN COMPANY Triple Gage Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUN COMPANY Triple Gage Compass
PRICE: $9.95
BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles, 2013
PRICE: $159.95
BRUNTON Echo 7x18 Pocket Scope - Eastern Mountain Sports
BRUNTON Echo 7x18 Pocket Scope
PRICE: $20.00
SEA TO SUMMIT Accessory Carabiner, 3 Pack - Eastern Mountain Sports
SEA TO SUMMIT Accessory Carabiner, 3 Pack
PRICE: $6.95
NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #2 Key Ring - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #2 Key Ring
PRICE: $3.95
BLACK DIAMOND Jivewire Keychain Biner - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Jivewire Keychain Biner
PRICE: $3.95
NIKON Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
NIKON Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars
PRICE: $129.95
BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Solo Trekking Pole, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Solo Trekking Pole, 2013
PRICE: $89.95
BUSHNELL Off Trail 8x25 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
BUSHNELL Off Trail 8x25 Binoculars
PRICE: $69.95
SWISS ARMY Climber Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
SWISS ARMY Climber Knife
PRICE: $32.95
LEATHERMAN Crater c33x Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Crater c33x Knife
PRICE: $21.95
SWISS ARMY Classic Knife with Toothpick - Eastern Mountain Sports
SWISS ARMY Classic Knife with Toothpick
PRICE: $17.95
CHUMS Triple Play Keychain - Eastern Mountain Sports
CHUMS Triple Play Keychain
PRICE: $6.95
NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #4 Key Ring - Eastern Mountain Sports
NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #4 Key Ring
PRICE: $4.95
BLACK DIAMOND Ultra Distance Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Ultra Distance Trekking Poles, 2013
PRICE: $159.95
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles, 2014
PRICE: $139.95
BLACK DIAMOND Distance FL Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Distance FL Trekking Poles, 2013
PRICE: $129.95
LEKI Women's Lhasa Lite Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Women's Lhasa Lite Trekking Poles
PRICE: $139.95
SALE: $104.96
BUSHNELL Off Trail 8x32 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
BUSHNELL Off Trail 8x32 Binoculars
PRICE: $119.95
LEKI Thermolite XL Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Thermolite XL Trekking Poles
PRICE: $139.95
SALE: $104.96
LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool
PRICE: $99.95
NIKON Sportstar 10x25 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
NIKON Sportstar 10x25 Binoculars
PRICE: $99.95
LEATHERMAN Juice Cs4 Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Juice Cs4 Multitool
PRICE: $69.95
SWISS ARMY Spartan Wood Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
SWISS ARMY Spartan Wood Knife
PRICE: $34.95
LEATHERMAN Style CS Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Style CS Multitool
PRICE: $22.95
BUCK KNIVES Metro Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
BUCK KNIVES Metro Knife
PRICE: $19.95
BRUNTON TruArc 3 Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
BRUNTON TruArc 3 Compass
PRICE: $13.00

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