Hiking and camping has been scientifically proven to be good for you.
Studies have shown that merely a walk in the park can calm the mind while changing the way the brain works to improve mental health. People who spend time in parks cope better with stress, feel happier and have more self-esteem.
But there is a thin line between an unforgettable trip to the mountains and a disappointing one. Having the right gear can make all the difference.
The following list includes everything you may need while you’re hiking or camping for a day or a week – from boots and socks to GPS and headlamps.