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The Ten Essentials (plus five)

These items should be carried on any hike, camp, or backpack:

  1. Extra clothing

  2. Sun Glasses

  3. Extra food and water

  4. Map in waterproof case

  5. Compass

  6. Flashlight with extra batteries and bulb

  7. Matches in waterproof container

  8. Firestarter or candle

  9. First Aid kit

  10. Pocket Knife
Also recommended:
  1. Toilet paper or tissues

  2. Paper and pen or pencil

  3. Large trash bag for rain protection

  4. Sunscreen

  5. Insect repellent

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last edited by Bruce Hamilton 971026