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To all who are new to the community welcome to Lets Drift. We are a community of curious guys who love adventure and exist to help you find what sets your soul on fire.

For 3 years we have been exploring and organizing hiking adventures around Nairobi and neighboring places.

One of our top commitments is to make adventure affordable for anyone and I am proud to say that Lets Drift is the most affordable travel platform in Kenya, giving our members the opportunity to drift as many times as they can for only Ksh 1,000 a month. Yes, only 1k!

Because most of our members are starting to experience and taste the outdoors, we have realized that many of us don’t know much about adventure essentials, and our guide Sam and I decided to pull a list of things that every Drifter needs to have.

Some are important while others are not a must. However, buying and understanding some of these things will take experience and time so don’t postpone your drift because you don’t have ‘synthetic socks’. It’s an adventure anyway!

Here is the list of Drifting essentials

Very Important


Comfortable shoes

Plenty of water

First-aid kit

Cash/credit card

Food & Snacks - Pack snacks like energy bars, jerky, and nuts that you can eat easily on the trail. Some people like to bring a sandwich for lunch. Fruits like bananas, apples, or Oranges are a good refreshment. For water, you can usually start with about two liters for the day, adjust the amount depending on the distance and intensity of the hike.


Hiking poles

Quick-drying pants/shorts

Long-sleeve shirt (For protection against sun, bushes & bugs)

Lightweight fleece jacket/pants

Socks (synthetic or wool)



Warm hat



Power bank



Garbage/Trash bag

Health & Hygiene

Hand sanitizer

Menstrual products

Prescription medication




Insect repellent

Toilet paper


Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)





What did we forget? You can let us know in the response and we will definitely appreciate.

Thanks for reading through, we hope you are better informed in choosing your drifting essentials. If you need support on buying any of these you can always reach out to us in any of our socials here

Stay curious.