Have you ever wondered what is in a hiker's backpack? Today I'm sharing with you a beginners guide to packing your backpack with essentials for hiking. These are 10 items you will want to have with you when you hit the trail this summer. I hope this list of essentials helps you when planning what to bring on your next day hike. I want to encourage you to get outside and explore with your family this summer. Many local parks have walking trails to enjoy. It is amazing how life changing a little hiking can do.