When I started to go hiking on a more consistent basis, I decided that it would be a lot better if I were able to have some safety items in my backpack to make sure that I could be safer. I knew that many hikers each year had some kind of an emergency out on the trail. I wanted to make sure that I would be prepared for injury or even just getting lost.
I was able to purchase a specific type of first aid kit that I could use to make sure that I would be able to take care of potential injuries that I could have while I was out hiking. I also bought some maps of the areas that I frequently hiked and a Lensatic compass so that I could find my way if I got lost. I feel better carrying these items when I go hiking.