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The Ten Essentials For Any Backcountry Trip or Hike

Pack the essentials for any backcountry trip to stay prepared. This is a systems approach based on the experience of mountaineers.




First aid: including foot care and insect repellent (as needed)

Lightweight Medical Kit: https://amzn.to/3gQHvKb

Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen

Sunscreen options: https://amzn.to/3gRbEZN

Navigation: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger

Amazon's Choice compass: https://amzn.to/38NL80G

Headlamp: plus extra batteries

Knife: plus a gear repair kit

Fire: matches, lighter, tinder and/or stove

Shelter: carried at all times (can be a light emergency bivy)

Low Cost Lightweight Emergency Bivy: https://amzn.to/3gV7ssf

Extra water

Extra food

Extra clothes