When I go hiking, or walking I always carry stuff for my dog, but tend to forget about my safety.
The Times Union‘s blog Outdoors has a great post with photos about items you should carry in your backpack. They even break it down to things you should carry all year, just in the winter and just in the spring/summer.
Out of all the items on their list, I carry four: water bowl for dog, bandana (which I’m usually wearing), lip balm, and $5. I think it’s time I add a few more things to my backpack.
Check out the blog post, written by Gillian Scott, for what you (and I) should be carrying to make sure for a safe hike.