Hiking packing list – hiking equipment for pleasure hikers

Hiking equipment

Hiking packing list – What equipment do you need for your hike?

This hiking packing list is intended for pleasure hikers. The hiking equipment is sufficient for a day tour. You can do this well in one backpack accommodate. Usually these are tours that we take in Germany or Austria. But we are also up Hiking trails traveling in other countries. Most of the time our hikes are shorter. Our hike to the Dürnberger Moor in Styria is typical of our hikes. We take the mountain railway to mountain peaks like in Vorarlberg. There we do circular hikes with no incline. This is possible, for example, in the Almenwelt in Lofer. Since we take time on our hikes to enjoy nature, they take longer than stated in the hiking guide. So we have leisure to see things along the way. Take photos and video recordings. Enjoy the nature. You can find what we need for this in our packing list.

Hiking equipment varies depending on the type of hike

You will not need all hiking equipment on all hikes. The hiking packing list should serve as a checklist. Here you will find everything you need for your hike. This way you can check if you have packed everything for the hike you are planning. Check the weather forecast before your hike. Then you can decide what clothes you need.

Hiking accessories to order online

If you need parts of the hiking equipment, you can order them online using the links. If you buy through it, this enables us to provide the information in this blog for free. As a result, the products from our hiking packing list no longer cost you.


Sankt Lambrecht - From the monastery to the castle. Hiking equipment on the hiking checklist.
Hiking in Sankt Lambrecht - from the monastery to the castle. With the hiking packing list you are well prepared.

Hike Packing List - Outdoor Gear List

In this list of outdoor equipment you will find everything you need for hiking. You can use it as a backpacking checklist. Or do you want to check what else you need?

hiking clothes

This hiking checklist contains equipment for ALL weather and trail conditions. You can use the packing list for multi-day hikes, but also as a packing list for a day hike. Think about what you need for the duration of your hike. There are differences between what you need for a packing list for hiking for 5 days and what a packing list for hiking for a day tour looks like. Before starting the hike, find out what conditions you will face on your hike. Then you can pack your backpack accordingly. You don't always need all the equipment. However, expect weather changes. It is better to be prepared for it.

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Farm building in Sankt Lambrecht, which hiking equipment is the best here?
Hiking trails are not always paved


Backpack hiking for a day tour

You shouldn't forget these things in our hiking packing list. The size of the backpack depends on the hiking equipment you take with you. A small backpack is sufficient for short tours. For longer tours it has to be bigger. Safety equipment should always be there. Especially on rougher hiking trails or on mountain hikes, you quickly bend and injure your leg. Anyone who has ever walked with bubbles knows how uncomfortable it is. A blister plaster helps.

For orientation you need suitable information material, a GPS device and a compass. We experienced how important such a person is on our mudflat hike. The same goes for a headlamp. You can always be stopped on the way. If you get into the dark on your hike, it is good to have both hands free. You should take enough drinks with you. A hydration bladder is ideal for this. On hikes we stick to the motto “Don't leave anything that wasn't there before”. That's why we always have garbage bags with us to take our rubbish back home with us. They have no business being on the hiking trail.

Take food with you on your hike

A hike isn't perfect if you don't stop for a snack along the way. So you should also think about these things:


Petar in the midst of wild lupins – you can find out what his hiking gear is all about here


Packing list for hiking – What do you need for hiking in which season

Whether you should pack this hiking equipment depends on the weather and the time of year in which your hike takes place. In autumn or winter you will of course need a hat, gloves or a scarf. The packing list for hiking on summer vacation looks different. In summer, a baseball cap and a scarf protect against sunburn. As well as a sun hat, sunglasses and sun protection. Changing a shirt is pleasant on hikes that are more strenuous. If you like to hike quickly, maybe you like hiking sticks? A rain cover for the backpack is very practical. Then you can also pack your camera securely in the event of a thunderstorm.


Monika and Petar Fuchs recommend the hiking packing list
Monika and Petar Fuchs recommend the hiking packing list for your hiking gear


What else belongs on the hiking packing list?

Whether you need these things from our hiking packing list depends on your interests. It also plays a role whether your hike leads into the mountains. It is often cool on the summit while it is hot in the valley. You don't have to have an outdoor watch. She is a nice toy. If your tour takes you over rough mountain trails, you need safety equipment. When hiking after rainy days, the paths are often muddy. Gaiters protect the legs from dirt. You move in nature. A tick tweezer does a good job here, as does a seat cushion with which you can sit on even the hardest stones Picnic.



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Packing list for hiking in preparation

With this hiking holiday packing list you won't forget anything important, regardless of whether you are looking for a packing list for hiking on a multi-day tour or a packing list for hiking on a day tour.

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Hiking packing list – hiking equipment for pleasure hikers

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.