Hiking, Camping, Backpacking

Beat the Heat: The Definitive Guide to Hiking during the Heat

The last thing you want to do on a hot, humid day is go hiking. But you’ve made plans that you can’t cancel at the last minute.

You’re dreading the heat and aren’t sure whether you’ll be able to complete the trip at all.

If that’s the case, don’t worry! What if we told you that you could go on a hiking adventure and prevent the heat from ruining your trip?

Here’s what you can do:

Drink Water before You Start Your Hike

First things first, you need to keep a water bottle with you at all times. We recommend purchasing a sports water bottle, so you don’t end up recycling plastic ones. Plastic ones aren’t eco-friendly, and after some time, you’ll have to discard them.

Using a sports water bottle is ideal because these bottles are made of superior-quality materials. They will last for years to come.  

With that in mind, you should drink a glass or two of water before starting your hike. You’ll have to hike a few miles before setting up camp so drinking water will help significantly.

Avoid Caffeine

Coffee may be how we like to start our mornings but when it comes to hiking, it’s best to avoid it completely. This also includes energy and alcoholic drinks. Caffeine increases fluid loss and alcoholic beverages dehydrate your body.

It’s best to stick to juices and water. You can mix juice with water as well.

Drink Water Every Hour

hike is strenuous

If the hike is strenuous and you have a long way to go, make sure to drink at least a glass of water every hour. Set a reminder on your phone if you have to. It’s easy to forget these things when you’re having fun or distracted.

Don’t Skip Sunscreen

Make sure you don’t forget to apply sunscreen on yourself. Your arms, face, neck, and legs need protection from the UV rays of the sun.

Go with SPF 40 or 50 for maximum protection. The SPF levels of sunscreens make a significant difference because they protect you from UVB radiation.

Wear a Cap

If you don’t want the sun in your eyes, we recommend wearing a cap for protection. It’ll also make it easier for you to see clearly.

Buy a Light Hiking Backpack

The heat can make you want to give up. It goes without saying that our body slows down due to the heat. And this can make it difficult to carry your backpack.

That’s why we recommend going with a backpack that’s light but durable and reliable.

This is where we come in! Our StrongLites, UltraLites, and Daypacks are lightweight and affordable. They’re from super quality materials, ensuring comfort and durability.

We also offer free shipping for customers based in the U.S!

So, what are you waiting for? Place an order today!

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