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Hiking, climbing, walking and running – oh my!
If you just rely on your water bottle, how often do you really want to stop and pull it out to drink? Any activity where you just bring a water bottle, I think it’s safe to say you will be dehydrated to some degree.
With a hydration pack, you can go throughout your activity taking 2 to 3 small sips whenever you get thirsty. Not only does this let you move and hydrate at the same time, it makes it so you don’t over hydrate when just using a water bottle. Nothing’s worse than a sloshy, over watered belly and the cramps that come with gulping down water!
This Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack is the most recent edition of my favorite pack. I’ve had mine for 3 years and counting and have used it on every hike. The bladder in this pack is removable and fits perfectly in my backpacking backpack.
When you think hydration pack, the first name that probably comes to mind is CamelBak. You definitely can’t go wrong with this affordable brand!
While obviously a GPS watch isn’t a necessity, I have used mine almost every time I put on my running sneakers or hiking boots. GPS watches provide you everything you want
and need to know about your workout: pace, time, heart rate, distance, speed, elevation gain, and even a mapped route of your path.
Keep in mind that when buying a GPS watch, you really do get what you pay for. My mom bought a cheap New Balance GPS watch for $60 that, even though was affordable, was not functional. She tried my Garmin Forerunner once, and ended up buying the same one the next day.