You will need to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated on your hike. A good rule of thumb is to bring at least one gallon of water per person.
Bring enough food to keep you fueled throughout your hike. This includes snacks and meals. Pack more than you think you'll need in case you get hungry.
A map is essential for knowing where you are and where you're going. Make sure you have a map of the area you'll be hiking in.
A compass can be helpful for orienting yourself if you get lost.
5. First-aid kit:
A first-aid kit is a must in case of any accidents or injuries.
A multi-tool can be handy for a variety of tasks, from fixing gear to opening a can of food.
A headlamp is useful for hiking in the dark or in low-light conditions.
If you're planning on cooking meals on your hike, you'll need a stove.
A shelter can be helpful for protecting you from the elements, whether it's a tent or a tarp.
10. Extra clothes:
Bring extra clothes in case you get wet or cold.