Tents, Tarps, Poles, Tie Downs, and Stakes
When you are going to hiking, you have to stop anywhere after sunset, then you need a camp where you can sleep or take rest. A good camper will choose a three or four seasoned water resistance tent that can endure hard rain and heavy shower.
Sleeping Bags and Sleeping Pads
Like camp, sleeping bags are available in different size and suitable for different temperature. So you have to research more for finding a suitable bag.
Headlamps, Lanterns, and Flashlights
it is an essential equipment to see in dark wood. If you are resident in North Carolina, you can go with Carolina lanterns, that are really durable product and easily portable in anywhere for its size.
Hiking Boots or Shoes
If you are planning for a long and hardcore hiking trip, your sneakers are not enough for traveling, you need shoes that will be the support, padding, and stability for your ankles as your cross rough terrain. So, do enough research before buying hiking boots.
First aid kits
It is essential for caring a first aid kit while you are going to hiking. Essential commodities of a first aid box are aspirin, bandage, gauze and other medicines that save you from any of troubles.
These are the basic camping gear, you can carry other essentials also.