10 Essentials

The 10 Essentials

  1. Navigation: Topo map, compass, GPS/GPS app
  2. Sun Protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses/goggles, hat
  3. Insulation: Extra layers, wool hat, gloves/mittens, buff, hand warmers
  4. Illumination: Flashlight, headlamp, extra batteries
  5. First Aid: Bandages, antiseptic wipes, splint
  6. Fire: Lighter/waterproof matches, fire starter, saw
  7. Tools: Knife, zip ties, duct tape, whistle, multi-tool, cell phone, avalanche gear
  8. Nutrition: High energy snacks (jerky, trail mix, etc.)
  9. Hydration: Water/filter/purifier, cup to melt snow
  10. Shelter: Sleeping bag, tent/tarp/bivy/space blanket