• Southern Ontario Hiking Resources



To plan a smart daypack -include:

  • insect repellant
  • sunscreen
  • plastic zip-lock bags
  • plenty of water (2 L -more if humid)
  • plastic bag to sit on for lunch
  • lunch in a zip lock bag
  • camera or smartphone
  • energy snacks -nuts, seeds, raisins
  • extra clothing -fleece
  • waterproof matches/lighter
  • hat -to wear, not pack
  • cell phone -check reception
  • sunglasses
  • GPS with trailback -know how to use
  • poncho/rain jacket
  • extra batteries
  • emergency blanket (space blanket)
  • duct tape for emergency repairs
  • small first aid kit
  • hanky/toilet paper
  • pocket knife -hang on pack exterior
  • tensor bandage
  • hiking pole -to carry if used
  • trail guide and maps from ToHi


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