The Ten Bare Essentials of Wilderness Travel:

Don't forget to put these Ten Bare Essentials in your pack:

  • Water

  • Emergency food

  • Topographic map, compass, GPS

  • Sun protection; hat, sunglasses, sun screen, emergency blanket

  •  Extra clothes - wool hat, gloves, socks, rain gear

  • Signaling devices: Whistle, signal mirror and cell phone

  • Flashlight with fresh batteries

  • Knife, firestarter

  • Matches, candle

  • First aid kit; include needles, medications, thread, safety pin

What To Take Into the Wilderness