Hiking is a favored pastime, there is nothing quite like the wanderlust of getting lost out in nature. There are many kinds of hikes. Some are just for the day while others are for multiple days. Some are easy and some are hard. Some are flat and warm while others are alpine and cold. Hiking is also one of the great family activities – even more, if it’s possible to combine it with camping. But how should someone prepare for a hike and what equipment should be brought along?