Day hiking is supposed to be fun and safe. And part of the fun is a light pack for easy walking but at the same time you don’t want to go unprepared (and compromise our safety). I know, packing can be overwhelming and often times you won’t really know where to start. Sometimes we get tempted to just shove in our bags whatever we think is important. Here is my take on the essential things to bring for your next day hike in the Philippines.