Video: How to pack for a summer day hike

Hello, outdoor lovers,

This vlog (video blog), a straight-up “how-to” chat, is a bit of an experiment. If you like this kind of post, let me know! I’ve got a lot of ideas for future “chat” videos. If you don’t like this type of video, let me know … but be nice.

People who are already avid hikers won’t find this very informative, and I understand that people have different opinions about what people should pack for a day hike — but in this video, I simply share what I like to bring! If you have suggestions for me, please leave them in the comments below. And here are some great sources that can help you plan for a day hike:


Aislinn Sarnacki in Baxter State Park, all packed up for a day hike.

Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at