Tips & Tools for Planning a Day Hike

by Monica Bennion on August 16, 2015

DRINK YOUR WINE – WEEK 6
Take a Hike

Hike with ToteWhether you’re trekking through gentle rolling foothills or conquering steep and rugged terrain, celebrate your climb to the summit with some of your favorite Scott Harvey or Jana Wine.  But how, you ask?  Goodness knows you don’t want to lug around those heavy glass bottles or extra bar tools that get lost at the bottom of your pack.  Don’t worry, we have just the answer!

Our Tote & Able Canvas Canteens are ideal for any outdoor adventure, including hiking.  These lightweight and durable totes make taking along your favorite wine easy and mess-free.  Made up of a heavy weight cotton canvas with a BPA free, leak proof, and airtight liner which holds a full bottle of wine (750 ml).  They expel oxygen to preserve the quality and flavor of the wine.  Made in the USA, these canteens feature fun and delightful designs to match any outing.  The utilitarian totes are put together with rivets and grommets and come with a carabiner to attach to your belt or backpack.

Now that we’ve solved the problem of taking wine on a hike, you’re ready to hit the great outdoors.  Below we have some tips and ideas for planning your own day hike, wine and all.

PLAN A DAY HIKE

Hiking Guides2-3 DAYS BEFORE HIKE

  • Choose a favorite hiking spot or map out a new one (always hike with a buddy)
  • Watch the forecast and temperatures for any weather trends or expected storms
  • If you’re choosing a new hiking spot, make sure you plan for the distance, elevation gain and estimated round trip travel time (guidebooks and recent trip reports can be helpful).
  • If you’re using gear, make sure it is in proper working condition.
  • Put together a safety and survival kit
  • Leave your trip plan with a reliable person who will call the proper authorities should there be an issue.

Fill ToteDAY OF HIKE

  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Double check your gear, safety and survival kit and route plans
  • Pack a lunch, snacks and water
  • Pick a wine and fill your Tote & Able Canvas Canteen

DURING THE HIKE

  • Drink in all that Mother Nature has to offer, including foliage, wildlife and natural landmarks – and don’t forget to take pictures.
  • Hiking with WineSnack along the way for energy, and stay hydrated with water
  • At the summit, sit down, enjoy lunch and sip your wine (just be careful not to overindulge…you still have to get down the hill).

CLEAN UP AND DESCENT

  • Good rule of thumb:  Carry out what you carry in.  The only thing you should leave behind is a boot print.
  • Take your time on the way down.  Allow for elevation changes and watch your footing.
  • At the bottom (or when you have cell reception) let your “reliable person” know you are safe and on your way home.

BACK AT HOME

  • BathtubUnpack your gear and clean and prep it for the next hike.
  • To clean your Tote & Able Canvas Canteen, rinse the liner or use a bottle brush with warm soapy water.  Wash exterior with soap and water and let air dry.
  • Share your pictures with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.
  • Enjoy a long soak in the tub or spa…your muscles will thank you later.



Learn How to Get a Free Tote & Able Canvas Canteen



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