Hiking Equipment

Walking Equipment

Walking in Madeira you have to be prepared for the unknown due to the terrain and weather. The higher you go in altitude the more equipment you need. Likewise the lower you are to sea level less equipment is needed.

To help you get a better idea of what to take with you I will list the things of importance that I use.

  1. Boots
  2. Rucksack
  3. Money
  4. Bus Guide
  5. Survival Bag
  6. Watch with Altitude Meter
  7. Mobile Telephone
  8. Fleece Coat
  9. Waterproof Coat
  10. Waterproof Leggings
  11. Water
  12. Sun Hat
  13. Sun Glasses
  14. Hand Towel
  15. Rain Hat
  16. Head Torch
  17. Normal Torch
  18. Mini LED Torch with Dynamo/Solar no batteries (See photo)
  19. Torch App for Android Smart phone or Tablet
  20. Map
  21. Compass
  22. Food
  23. Walking Stick
  24. Camera
  25. Bus Timetable Buy Now
  26. Cigarette Lighter To light a fire
  27. Whistle
  28. First Aid Kit
  29. Knife
  30. Gloves
  31. Neckerchief
  32. Garmin GPS
  33. Pedometer
  34. Small Mirror
  35. CD Disc in place of above
  36. String for Laces
  37. Safety Pin

This is not a fully exhausted list. You might be able to think of some more items.
But it will give you some idea of what to take with you.

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