Hiking Tips

Day Hike

  • Hydration – 1 quart of water for every hour
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Cell-phone / back-up battery source
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Extra Clothing (synthetic is best)
  • Extra snacks/food
  • Sun protection
  • First-aid kit
  • Navigation (Map/Compass)
  • Whistle (signaling for help)

Mountaineering – the New Ten Systems Approach

  1. Hydration
    • Water bottles/hydration system
    • Water filter or water treatment system
  2. Nutrition
    • Extra snacks/food
  3. Illumination
    • Flashlight or headlamp
    • Extra batteries
  4. Sun protection
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip-balm
  5. Insulation
    • Extra clothing – synthetic is best
  6. First-aid supplies
  7. Navigation
    • Map
    • Compass
    • GPS
  8. Repair kit/tools
    • Multi-tool or Knife
    • Duct tape
    • Repair kits for mattress, tent, stove
  9. Emergency Shelter
    • Tarp, Bivy, Tent, reflective blanket
  10. Fire (for emergency survival)
    • Lighter or waterproof matches
    • Fire starter

Take proper precautions when starting any campfire

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