Preparing a hike or camp in Cebu is very easy because you don’t need to bring a lot unless you have a lot of essential things to bring. You only have to prepare for the heat of the sun and the coldness of the night. I could still remember my first hike, trek and traverse at Osmena Peak to Kawasan Falls. I just wore my slippers, pullovers and I brought my backpack and my duffle bag. I think I was more excited to go to Lambug than to hike.
That’s how I looked when we traversed Osmena Peak to Kawasan Falls. Odd. 😂
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What to Prepare
- Know your trail.
- The weather.
What to Bring
- Extra clothes
- Enough water and ion drinks
- Food, chocolate bars and trail foods.
- Your essentials (tissue, wet wipes)
- First aid kit or personal medicines
- Trash bag
- Raincoat and rain cover for your bag. Weather
What to Wear
- Polyester or synthetics shirts and arm sleeves protector
Cotton shirts may do but once it gets wet, it takes forever to dry up. But it’s recommended to use a polyester or any synthetics shirts for your hiking.
The arm sleeves protector is for your protection from the heat of the sun, long bushes and thorns.
Same as the arm sleeves protector, leggings will protect you from the heat of the sun and long bushes along the trail.
- Trail shoes/sandals/slippers
Once you already know the trail, you will know what to wear. You can wear sneakers or sandals if it’s just a plain trail. If you’ll pass by a river then I recommend to wear sandals or water shoes that can work in water and dry trails. But overall, if you are a newbie and you just casually hike and just want to experience hiking, then rubber shoes, sneakers or sandals will do.
If you want to check out the hiking shoes (2017), check this link out – http://www.yourhikeguide.com/recommendedhikingshoes/
- Water resistant tent/Outdoor tents
- Cook set
- Enough food 😀
- Rain coat
- Flashlight or headlight
- More water
After all these, you are now ready for your first trek, hike & camp! 🙂 Eventually, you learn to invest hiking gears for hour regular hike. Gears do not need to be expensive to enjoy hiking.