Whether you are taking a short day hike, or camping overnight, you need to carry the Ten Essentials to ensure that you can look after yourself if conditions change, or if you injure yourself or become immobile, so that you can stay in good condition until help arrives.

These items don’t have to be the most expensive in each category. A simple paper map and compass, and a cheap LED flashlight or headlamp could help you get back to the trailhead if you get lost and run out of daylight.

Read more at our Ten Essentials page!

The Ten Essentials

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