We at Ramblers Worldwide Holidays have provided items to include on your foolproof checklist.
The first item on the checklist – have several checklists! Create an equipment checklist and a separate food checklist. Make sure your food checklist is broken down by meal – don’t just stuff some protein bars and fruit into a bag, or soon you’ll be wishing for your walk to be over!
Second – remember Tupperware and zip lock bags! Zip lock bags are brilliant for keeping food dry, and save on weight and space in your pack. Next, don’t neglect a deck of cards. You would be surprised by how often a rainy night has been cheered up by an impromptu game of poker!
Perhaps most crucially of all: tape. It’s the item people seem to leave out the most, yet the biggest life saver of all. You would be amazed how often walkers find a rip in their pack, or the heel of their walking boot suddenly comes loose – and a roll of strong duct tape is the perfect quick fix to save the day!