Equipment list before planning a hike
If you are planning a hike, it is important to have the proper hiking gear. Take equipment according to your personal need and the nature of the activity. The checklist below is provided for reference.
- Place light items at the bottom, heavier items in the middle, and the heaviest ones on the top. Put less frequently used items first and frequently used ones on the sides. Be sure weight is equally balanced on each side.
- It should not exceed one third of your body weight. The maximum weight is 40lb.
2. Hiking shoes - ide toe box hiking shoes with deep and thick lugs on outsole are preferable.
4. Shirt - Wear sun protective/moisture-wicking/breathable long-sleeved shirt with collar to avoid sunburn on your arms and the back of your neck.
5. Trousers - Sun protective/moisture-wicking/breathable loose-fitting trousers are preferable.
6. Towel/cooling towel/arm sleeves
7. Outer garments & windproof jacket/rain jacket
8. Hat, sunglasses, umbrella, gloves
9. Spare clothing
10. Hiking stick
11. Compass & map (countryside series published by the Lands Department)
12. Illumination device
14. Food & emergency food: Bring portable and conveniently packaged food with high calories, e.g. glucose, raisins, and other high energy food.
15. Water bottle & water (drinking water refilling stations in Country Parks)
16. Personal drugs & first aid supplies
17. Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
18. Mobile phone & battery/charger & charging cable (Mobile Network Services in Country Parks)
For more details, please refer to the AFCD Enjoy Hiking website