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Equipment for Adventure Travel

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Equipment for Adventure Travel

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Depending on the type of adventure travel you have chosen, you may be required to bring adventure travel equipment along with you on your adventure travels. Such equipment relies on the theme of your chosen adventure and the best person to advise you about the equipment you will require is your adventure tour operator. Nevertheless, below you will find the common equipment needed for various adventure travel themes.

First, there are general needs that every adventure traveler requires. For instance, in terms of adventure travel equipment, individuals should always bring along a small first aid kit to handle any small injuries. Plus, the appropriate clothing will be required for all outings. Additionally, you will want to make sure that you have any and all documentation that you may require so that you can enjoy your trip without experiencing anxiety because you don’t have everything you need.

Along with your clothing, you will need the basics for personal hygiene. Try to keep your equipment to a minimum because you might be required to carry it all around with you. You don’t want to be carrying five tons of personal equipment the entire trip; it would surely ruin the fun time you will have! Also, while you are packing your personal affects, be sure to pack your camera! You don’t want to go on an adventure trip and not be able to take any photos of all the exciting things you will be doing!

If your adventure travel is focused on a theme involving camping, you will need to bring your basic camping equipment. The adventure travel equipment that focuses on camping frequently includes a fanny pack, tent, tarp, sleeping bag, clothing (both warm and cool weather clothing), water, matches or lighters, compass, bug repellent, fishing equipment, cooking utensils, and a first aid kit. Such a list is preliminary and you will be better able to pack what you need after you have talked to your travel tour operator to determine what, if anything they provide in the way of adventure travel equipment.

If your adventure travel is focused on the theme of hiking, you will need to bring several things with you. The adventure travel equipment you will require depends primarily on the area you will be hiking, but the basics include the proper clothing, the proper footwear, the proper outwear in cool weather, a backpack, matches or a lighter, a canteen of water, and a first aid kit—just in case you incur any injuries on your trip. Again, in talking to your travel tour operator, you can better prepare yourself for your hiking adventure.

Alternatively, if you are planning a biking trip, the type of adventure travel equipment you need will again vary. Along with your bike, you will want to bring some tools in case your bike breaks, a spare inner tube, a tire patch kit, an air pump, and a spare chain. Thus, if anything happens to your bike during your adventure traveling you will be prepared to fix it on the spot and get yourself moving again!

Conversely, kayaking and canoeing require a lot of special adventure travel equipment. You will definitely want to discuss with the adventure travel agency or tour operator what it is you are required to bring with you on such trips. Rather than invest in a lot of costly equipment that you might not need, it is better to see what the tour operators will and will not provide you with. Therefore, when planning your trip, see if the tour operator will supply you with a list of required adventure travel equipment.