Ten Essentials

The following is the list of the “Ten Essentials” that every solitary hiker is responsible for carrying at all times. They can save your life, or the life of another fellow traveler so be sure to check your pack for them before you go out — every time!

  • 1. Map
  • 2. Compass
  • 3. Sunglasses / sunscreen
  • 4. Extra food
  • 5. Extra water
  • 6. Extra clothes
  • 7. Headlamp / flashlight (with spare batteries)
  • 8. First aid kit
  • 9. Fire starter (matches, chemical heat tabs, canned heat, or a magnesium stick)
  • 10. Knife

Happy Trails!

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