Hiking Checklist: what to bring on a hike

What should you bring on a multi-day hike? Whether you are an experienced hiker or new to adventurous hiking, good preparation is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. In this blog post, we share a complete checklist of essentials to bring along on a multi-day hike.

Do you have other plans this summer? We also have a Summer Holiday packing list and a Roadtrip packing list

Checklist: Essentials for a Successful Multi-Day Hike

Navigation and orientation 

  • Detailed maps of the area and a compass
  • GPS device or smartphone with navigation apps
  • Altimeter and barometer (optional)

Sleeping gear

  • Lightweight tent or hammock with rainfly and guylines
  • Sleeping bag with appropriate temperature rating
  • Sleeping pad or air mattress for insulation and comfort
  • Pillow (inflatable or stuffed with clothing)


  • Thermal underwear and base layers
  • Hiking socks (synthetic or wool)
  • Quick-drying pants and shirts
  • Fleece jacket or insulating layer
  • Waterproof and breathable rain jacket and pants
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Gloves and beanie (depending on the season)

Foot care

  • Sturdy and broken-in hiking shoes or boots
  • Blister patches and foot powder
  • Spare laces

Food and drink essentials 

  • Sufficient water (water bottles or hydration bladder)
  • Water filter or water purification tablets
  • Lightweight cooking gear (stove, fuel, cooking pot)
  • Nutritious and lightweight food (dried meals, energy bars, noodles)
  • Mug, utensils, and plate

Long-lasting Power Bank

  • Consider bringing the convenient Xtorm XR202 Power Bank to charge your electronic devices during your hike. With its high capacity and portability, it's ideal for longer adventures in the forest. Easily charge your phone, camera, and other devices even when there's no nearby power outlet.
  • Also, consider the Xtorm XR105 Power Bank with a built-in solar panel. With this portable solar panel, you can charge your power bank anywhere, as long as the sun is strong enough. This provides a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to charge your electronic devices during your multi-day hike in the forest.

First aid kit

  • Bandages, adhesive plasters, and antiseptic solution
  • Painkillers and medication (if needed)
  • Anti-blister treatment
  • Tick removal tool
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF

Personal hygiene 

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toiletries (depending on personal needs)

Safety equipment 

  • Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries
  • Whistle for emergencies
  • Multi-purpose knife or pocket knife
  • Paracord or rope
  • Emergency blanket

Other essentials 

  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Trekking poles (optional but useful for uneven terrain)
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing beautiful moments
  • Binoculars for observing nature up close
  • Maps of the area and a flora and fauna guide (optional but interesting)

A multi-day hike offers the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature and embark on new adventures. By following this checklist of essential items, you will be well-prepared for your hike. Enjoy your hike, stay safe, and let nature inspire you on this unforgettable adventure!


                      Xtorm Hiking Gear

                      Xtreme Power Bank Rugged 35W - 20.000 mAh - Outdoor - Waterproof with Flashlight - Quick Charge 3.0 Xtreme Power Bank Rugged 35W - 20.000 mAh - Outdoor - Waterproof with Flashlight - Quick Charge 3.0
                      XR202 Xtreme Power Bank Rugged 35W - 20.000 mAh - Outdoor - Waterproof with Flashlight - Quick Charge 3.0

                      35W / 20.000 mAh

                      20.000mAh internal battery Charges 4 devices at the same time Integrated Flashlight The Rugged Power Bank 20.000 is the ultimate survival gadget to keep you going during your outdoor adventures. It allows you to quickly fast charge your mobile devices, wherever you are.IP65 Water ResistantThis power bank has been designed and tested to be IP65 water resistant, meaning you don’t have to worry about unpredictable weather or accidentally dropping the power bank in shallow water. Perfect for any situation when exploring the outdoors!Recharge your phone 4xDon’t let the compact design fool you, this power bank packs a powerful 20.000mAh battery that’s large enough to recharge your phone at least 4 times. You can also easily charge other small electronic devices such as a digital camera, GPS or drone.Fast charge any deviceThe power bank features a USB-C Power Delivery port capable of 15W and a 35W in-/output, as well as two regular USB ports with Quick Charge 3.0. So the power bank has 4 USB outputs. This means you’re able to fast charge almost any smartphone – Android devices, as well as Apple iPhones. Even the power bank itself can be fully recharged in just 3.5 hours!Powerful integrated flashlightHaving a powerful flashlight integrated into the power bank means you always have an emergency flashlight at hand when you need one.
                      Xtreme Solar Power Bank Charger - 5.000 mAh Xtreme Solar Power Bank Charger - 5.000 mAh
                      XR103 Xtreme Solar Power Bank Charger - 5.000 mAh

                      10.5W / 5.000 mAh

                      5000mAh internal battery Charges 1 device 1.1 Watts SunPower® Panel The Xtorm Solar Charger 5000 is a rugged outdoor solar charger, built to last. It gives you the freedom and energy to go anywhere you want, making it perfect for all your adventures.Powerful featuresThe solar charger is equipped with a 5000mAh lithium-polymer battery, powerful enough to charge a smartphone at least once. The Solar Charger itself can be recharged in two ways, either via USB-C or by simply taking it outside and let the built-in solar panel do its work. Made for adventureThe Solar Charger is splash-proof, drop-resistant, and has a powerful integrated LED flashlight, making it the perfect solar charger for all your outdoor adventures. With the large internal battery and powerful solar panel you will always have some extra energy at hand, wherever and whenever needed!Solar recharge timeA wide variety of factors have an impact on how fast the sun is able to recharge your Solar Charger, like the season, location, time of day, and of course cloudiness.To give you a clear picture how much free power you can expect from the built-in solar panel, we provide 2 different scenarios below to illustrate the difference in charging speed. How long it takes to fully recharge your Solar Charger:1. On a mostly sunny day in spring or summer fall, it takes around 6 days2. On a mostly sunny day in fall or winter, it takes around 12 days As you can see, we haven’t given an example of how long it takes to recharge on mostly cloudy days. This is because, unfortunately, solar charging is really not effective enough in these conditions.At Xtorm we use the high efficiency SunPower solar cells to provide as much power as possible from a small surface area. Are the charging times listed above not as fast as you would like? Don’t worry, at Xtorm we have solar chargers and panels in all sizes. Check out our other products to see which suits you best!
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