Here is the go-to checklist for a Venture Outdoors day hike. Use these for your next adventure with us or to help plan a trip for your family and friends.

The Venture Outdoors Essentials
  • Signed Assumption of Risk Form (one for each participant)
  • Water (in a hydration bladder or water bottle)
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Non-cotton layers (hiking pants, shirts, socks and jacket, extra clothes, NO jeans)
  • Cold weather gear (hat, gloves, layers, jacket)
  • Hiking boots (already broken in) or walking/running shoes
  • Snacks/energy bars
Nice To Have
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat with a brim (to keep the sun, rain or water from your eyes)
  • Small daypack/fanny pack
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Walking stick or trekking poles
Beyond The Essentials
  • Map with waterproof case
  • Field guides or guide book(s) and pen/pencil/sharpie and journal
  • GPS
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Bear spray
  • First aid and emergency kit
  • Camera/phone
  • Binoculars
  • Money