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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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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.


BLACK DIAMOND Trek Pole Tip Protectors - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trek Pole Tip Protectors
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NITE IZE S-Biner #2 - Eastern Mountain Sports
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SUUNTO A10 Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUUNTO A10 Compass
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BRUNTON Nexus Avalanche Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN SideKick Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN SideKick Multitool
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BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles
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BLACK DIAMOND Jivewire Keychain Biner - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Jivewire Keychain Biner
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SEA TO SUMMIT Accessory Carabiner, 3 Pack - Eastern Mountain Sports
SEA TO SUMMIT Accessory Carabiner, 3 Pack
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ZOOTILITY TOOLS PocketMonkey Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
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NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #2 Key Ring - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles, 2013
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BLACK DIAMOND Trail Ergo Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Ergo Trekking Poles
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BUSHNELL Off Trail 10x28 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
BUSHNELL Off Trail 10x28 Binoculars
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LEATHERMAN Wave Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEATHERMAN Charge Titanium TTi Multitool - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEATHERMAN Charge Titanium TTi Multitool
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BLACK DIAMOND Ultra Distance Trekking Poles, 2013 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Ultra Distance Trekking Poles, 2013
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BRUNTON Echo 7x18 Pocket Scope - Eastern Mountain Sports
BRUNTON Echo 7x18 Pocket Scope
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SWISS ARMY Classic Knife with Toothpick - Eastern Mountain Sports
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SUN COMPANY Magnicomp Biner Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
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NITE IZE S-Biner #.5, 2-pack - Eastern Mountain Sports
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LEKI Women's Lhasa Lite Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Women's Lhasa Lite Trekking Poles
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BLACK DIAMOND Ultra Mountain FL Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Ultra Mountain FL Trekking Poles
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NIKON Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars - Eastern Mountain Sports
NIKON Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars
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LEKI Women's Jannu Aergon Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Women's Jannu Aergon Trekking Poles
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SWISS ARMY SwissChamp Knife - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Kids' First Strike Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Kids' First Strike Trekking Poles, 2014
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SWISS ARMY Huntsman Knife with Pouch - Eastern Mountain Sports
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NITE IZE S-Biner MicroLock Key Ring - Eastern Mountain Sports
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NITE IZE S-Biner SlideLock #4 Key Ring - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles, 2014
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BLACK DIAMOND Women's Trail Shock Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Women's Trail Shock Trekking Poles, 2014
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LEKI Cristallo SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
LEKI Cristallo SpeedLock Trekking Poles
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LEKI Cristallo Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Trail Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Trekking Poles
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SUUNTO MC-2G Global Compass - Eastern Mountain Sports
SUUNTO MC-2G Global Compass
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BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles, 2014 - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Trail Back Trekking Poles, 2014
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LEKI Quantum SpeedLock Trekking Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
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BLACK DIAMOND Traverse Ski Poles - Eastern Mountain Sports
BLACK DIAMOND Traverse Ski Poles
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