Monday, November 28, 2016

5 Tips For Hiking In The Rain

01.   CHOOSE THE RIGHT TRAIL
On a raining day, there is no point for us to hike a few hours to the summit and in the end, not being able to enjoy the view. Most of the view will be heavily cover by fog that time.

I will not recommend you to hike on a trail which require you to cross over a stream, flash flood usually occur during this time.

Riverside trail, waterfall trail is good choice, the water volume will increase hence greater the view.
Forest hike will give you breathtakingly view when the fog comes.
02.   CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLOTHES
layers that keep you warm even if you do happen to get wet, starting closest to your skin and working out:
  • ·         Non-cotton underwear
  • ·         Non-cotton long underwear
  • ·         Non-cotton insulating layer
  • ·         Waterproof shell layer
  • ·         Wear a kampung addidas, it’s a Borneo local folks plastic shoes, which they use for farming. Its good to use on a raining day, or on a waterfall hike, don’t have to worry about getting wet.  
03.   CHOOSE THE RIGHT GEAR
Use trekking poles when hiking in the rain, this will be great for balance, crossing streams, and brooks and going up and down hills.

Use self-locking plastic bags to keep such items as lighter, food, camera, first aid kit, books, maps, journal, and mobile phone dry.

Use waterproof stuff sacks for your gear, especially clothing. Use them in different colours to indicate what type of gear is in each.
04.   FOOD AND WATER PREPARATION
Bring food that can eat on the go like cereal bar, chocolate bar, keep snacks handy in your larger exterior pockets, for easy to access.

Drink from a water bladder, so you can have food and water on demand. No hassles on cooking the food, or getting that hard to reach bottle out from backpack.

You will need your energy while hiking in the rain. Body and outside temperatures changes require more energy while hiking and staying warm.
05.   KEEPING YOUR STUFF DRY
Make sure your backpack comes with a rain cover, if not always carry a big black plastic garbage bag to put all your dry clothes in. 

If you have extra cash to spare, you can get a quality dry bag, always put your gear inside your daypack in dry bags, pouches or ziplocks. 

1 comment:

Photo Cut Out said...

All of your tips are very effective . Great thanks for shared .