Ten Essentials for a hike

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Ten Essentials for the outdoors

  1. Map & Compass
  2. Sun protection
  3. Flashlight/headlamp (be sure to have an extra set of batteries that fit your flashlight/headlamp)
  4. Extra food and water (enough for one extra day)
  5. Extra clothing
  6. Rain gear ( jacket and pants-always carry rain gear even if the sun is out)
  7. First aid supplies (be sure to include an extra day of any medication you are taking or might need in an emergency)
  8. Pocket knife
  9. Matches (stored in a water tight container in addition to matches or a butane lighter) (NR = not required)
  10. Fire starter (can be candles, chemical fire starter, backpack size fire logs) (NR)