hike_3647517To go for a hike, all you need is to put one foot in front of the other. That will go a long way to keeping you healthy and increasing your fitness. But a number of other things can make it a safer and more pleasant experience.  Here is TorontoHiking’s list of 10 essentials that hikers shouldn't leave home without.

Keep in mind that long lists of required items for a hike increases your pack weight, and hence fatigue and the chance of injury. We recommend a goal of keeping pack weight down as much as possible in order to hike longer distances with less effort.

Here is TorontoHiking’s list of 10 essentials that hikers shouldn't leave home without.