Choosing the right gears for
hiking is a very important. Below are the basic equipments, gears for
various season and various kind of hiking activities:
waist belt (Day trip:25 -30 liters )
or 1:25,000) - Survey
and Mapping Office - Free Map
First aid kit
Bread and fruits
e.g. apple, orange etc - Gives you energy
Water (>1 liter/day)
- Quenches yoru thirst and avoid heat strokes
and sunglasses- Protects you from the sun
raincoat- Protects you from the rain and shield you from the heat
Warm weather and fog are the common characteristics of Spring. Many people
has gotten lost in thick fog. Therefore, carrying a compass, map and mobile
phone will prove helpful when you can' t see the trail. Also carry an
extra jacket as temperature may also drop dramatically. Many plants disperse
their pollens in Spring. If you have an allergy problem, please take your
medication before going on the trail. Wear long sleeves and long pants
when you are walking in rural trail.
In the Summer, Hong Kong is very hot and humid. Heat stroke is the most
common problem. Heat stroke happens when your body temperature is too
high. In order to prevent heat stroke, please carry a retractable umbrella
with a reflecting surface or colour e.g. silver. Please bring plenty of
water and a wet towel.
(November - February)
The best season for hiking is autumn, Common gears
will do fine in most of the situation. Extra clothes are essential in
winter as the weather can get very cold.
Please wear a pair of plastic soled shoes and bring ropes. Do not carry
Please bring a water resistant bag, swimwear (of course) and lifevest.
Please bring a pair of gloves, cutter, long sleeve shirt and pants