Hiking 101- Leave No Trace

Jun 24, 2022 Posted by: Thermacell Repellents

We’ve rounded up a few essentials to help you plan your perfect hiking adventure.  Including the 7 principles of Leave No Trace©,  an organization focused on helping you explore the outdoors sustainably every time you get outside.


Know Your Trail

Snowy mountains to blazing desert trails, in order to have the perfect hiking day you need to be prepared for what's ahead of you. Check the weather forecast and don't forget that altitude changes a lot. Light layers are always a good idea when it comes to weather, wind, and sun. If you're hiking somewhere high and dry, go for the running shoes. If your trails entail rivers and puddles, hiking boots are a must. Although snacking is permitted, your food should be factory sealed if you are in bear country (just to be on the safe side).

What to Pack

  • Based on what you know about your trail, it’s time to pack your bag! Heres what you’ll need in besides what we’ve already covered: 
  • First and foremost, a waterproof hiking backpack 
  • The most reliable navigation - a physical map 
  • Make sure you stay hydrated with a lightweight reusable water bottle 
  • First aid kit in case of emergency 
  • SPF to protect your skin 
  • Packaged snacks to keep your energy up 
  • A portable Thermacell to clip to your backpack

Leave No Trace

Leave no trace is one of the most important principles of hiking. In order to minimize your impact on nature and respect wildlife, take only photos, and leave only footprints. This is made easy with the refillable, reusable Thermacell. Take it with you from peaks to valleys and stay protected from your least favorite part of nature so you can enjoy all your favorite parts.

Curious to learn about the 7 Leave no Trace Principles, you’ll find them all here at Leave No Trace ©: www.LNT.org

  1. Plan Ahead & Prepare 
  2. Travel & Camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly 
  4. Leave what you find 
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate to others 


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  1. Are your products considered toxic?
  2. Are the products safe for bees and other wildlife?
  3. Are products safe to use around pets?
  4. Are the active ingredients safe?

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