Things to take on a day hike

These are the basics that you more than likely use all of for a few hour to all day hike.
  1. Day pack
  2. Knife
  3. Flashlight or head lamp. Possibly both.
  4. Water bottle (full)
  5. Extra water bottle (full)
  6. Beef/Turkey Jerky
  7. Trail Mix
  8. Protein Bars
  9. Extra pair of socks
  10. Hat with rim
  11. Handkerchief (2 at least)
  12. Yoga mat
  13. Hand sanitizer
  14. Any braces already needed (knee, ankle, etc.)
  15. Multi purpose tool
  16. Sun block
  17. Big spray/lotion
  18. Matches, lighter, and/or fire starter
  19. Energy!