Hiker’s Friend

Hiker’s Friend adds some camping-related items into Minecraft, providing a more immersive survival experience. The add-on includes Sleeping Bags, Camping Chairs, Lanterns, Walking Sticks, and Ice Picks.

When starting a new world, you’ll be given a guidebook with a basic idea of creating each item. Though it might be easier to use our images below, we’ve discussed each item in more detail.

Sleeping Bag

The first new item you can create from Hiker’s Friend is the Sleeping Bag. To create the Sleeping Bag, place a Bed inside a Crafting Table. The color of the Sleeping Bag will be determined by the color of the bed that’s placed inside.

Sleeping Bag Recipe
Sleeping Bag Recipe

You can also dye a Sleeping Bag by either placing Dye alongside it in a Crafting Table, or holding a Dye and right-clicking the Sleeping Bag while it’s placed down.

Like with regular Beds, Sleeping Bags can be used to set a spawn point. However, unlike Beds, you can sleep in them at any time of the day, even if it’s sunny. Instead of skipping to the next day, Sleeping Bags will skip time ahead by around 6 hours or so, even allowing you to turn day to night.

Camping Chair

Another functional item is the Camping Chair. It can be created by placing 2 Sticks in a Crafting Table, alongside 4 Wool blocks. Again, the color of the Camping Chair will be determined by the color of the Wool placed inside.

Camping Chair Recipe
Camping Chair Recipe

Once placed down, you can change the color by right-clicking it with a Dye. Camping Chairs are purely for decoration and to improve the coziness factor of your campsite, although they are functional and you can sit in them.

Lantern

The add-on also adds a new type of Lantern, though it can’t be placed down in the game world like the existing ones. Combine a Lantern and Iron Ingot to craft this new item in a Crafting Table.

Lantern Recipe
Lantern Recipe

Instead, you can only hold this lantern for immersion, it is designed to look like a camping lamp. When holding it, you can interact with the lantern to turn it on or off, giving you a realistic and holdable light source.

Walking Stick

Another holdable item is the Walking Stick. To craft it, place 3 Sticks on top of each other in a Crafting Table.

Walking Stick Recipe
Walking Stick Recipe

Firstly, the Walking Stick can be used as a weapon, with it having an Attack Damage value of 7, which is around the same as a Diamond Sword, making it a little too powerful for how easy it is to craft. The player also receives a movement speed and a jump boost when holding the Walking Stick.

Ice Pick

The final item added by Hiker’s Friend is the Ice Pick, and this too can be held and used as a weapon. To craft the Ice Pick, place 2 Iron Ingots, 1 Gold Ingot, and 1 Stick in a Crafting Table.

Ice Pick Recipe
Ice Pick Recipe

Like with the Walking Stick, this tool also gives an Attack Damage value of 7, making it a formidable weapon. However, where the Ice Pick shines is that when standing near a wall, you can climb it using the Ice Pick, by holding down the interact button.

Hiker’s Friend Download

The button above will take you to the Minecraft Marketplace page for the Hiker’s Friend Add-on. We don’t promote stealing & reposting addons or mods. Instead, Minecraft-Guides aims to provide a consistent explanation and directory for exploring add-ons.

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