The best equipment for an outdoor treasure hunt

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Credit Photos : Rachel Claire

Taking part in an outdoor treasure hunt is a superb experience. To make the most of this adventure, it’s essential to be properly equipped to deal with all eventualities, just as you would for any hike. Here’s a list of the best equipment to have before embarking on an outdoor treasure hunt, to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

  1. Sturdy, functional backpack
    A sturdy and functional backpack is essential for carrying your belongings throughout the treasure hunt. Choose a comfortable backpack with enough space to carry water, snacks, a first-aid kit, your papers, money and your phone. Choose a bag with adjustable straps and organised compartments to make it easier to carry and access your belongings.

  2. Comfortable, sturdy hiking boots
    Good hiking boots are essential for your comfort and safety during an outdoor treasure hunt. Choose sturdy shoes with good grip for all types of terrain. Make sure they offer good ankle support and are comfortable for long-distance walking.

  3. Weather-appropriate clothing
    Dress for the weather conditions and take along clothes that keep you comfortable throughout the treasure hunt. Choose light, breathable clothing for hot days, and thermal and waterproof layers for cooler or rainy days. Don’t forget to wear a hat, sunglasses and sun cream.

  4. Compass or navigation app
    Having a compass or navigation app on your phone can help you find your way efficiently throughout the treasure hunt. (The phone option is more risky if you run out of battery, network, etc.) Familiarise yourself with how to use it before you start and learn to read the directions to point you in the right direction. This will help you avoid getting lost and save you time searching.

  5. First aid kit
    Carry a first-aid kit containing basic items such as dressings, disinfectants, bandages, painkillers and other essential medical supplies. You may need it in case of minor injuries or incidents during the treasure hunt. Again, make sure you know what’s in your kit before you leave, and know how to use it.

  6. Energy snacks and adequate hydration
    Take plenty of energy bars and water with you to avoid hunger pangs and dehydration during your hunt. Opt for light, protein-rich snacks to maintain your stamina throughout your outing. Make sure you drink water regularly, especially on hot days or during intense physical activity.


By equipping yourself with the right tools and equipment, you’ll be ready to face any challenge on your treasure hunt. Make sure you have all these items with you before you start your adventure to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.