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THE TEN ESSENTIALS

Some our Outing Leaders remind you to bring along the Ten Essentials. You probably have been doing this all along, but here is a list for you to check out. Also a couple links are provided in case you want to read more on the subject. Happy Trails!

 
1. Map
2. Compass
3. Flashlight or headlamp (be sure to have an extra set of batteries that fit your flashlight or headlamp)
4. Extra food (enough for one extra day)
5. Extra clothing
6. Rain gear (jacket and pants)
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
10. Fire starter which can be candles, chemical fire starter or backpack size fire logs

You can explore this topic much more by visiting these two links:
http://www.isu.edu/outdoor/ten.htm
http://trails.sierraclub.org/know-how/before-you-go/ten_essentials.html