When you’re in the great outdoors, you sooner or later realize that you’re only as safe and prepared as your equipment. The ability to plan and think ahead are critical whether you’re heading out on an afternoon hike or a multi-day trek.
One of those main things you’ll do to prepare for any time in the wilderness is pack your bag with all of the essentials. If you’ve done it before, then it’s a fairly easy process. However, do you put the same thought and consideration into what you’re wearing? You must view the clothing you wear as additional essentials. If your clothing, particularly your shoes, are not prepared for the terrain and the weather, then you could be setting yourself up for failure before you even leave your home.
So, let’s take a look at what you should consider when purchasing hiking boots as well as what process to follow to break them in!