Day-Tripping Gear

 

Recommended

  • Backpack (always good to line the inside with a small garbage bag to keep contents dry or purchase an appropriate sized exterior, waterproof pack cover)
  • Rain jacket and rain pants (Gortex-type of material is light, packable, and breathable for activity)
  • Fleece or jacket
  • Food and water
  • Map and compass or GPS (and extra batteries)
  • Cell phone (enclosed in a small dry bag or zip-lock bag)
  • Emergency space blanket and tarp (in case you have to spend a night in the woods)

Optional

  • Hat and gloves
  • Flashlight with new or fully charged (and extra) batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Matches or lighter
  • Toilet paper and small garden shovel or a Wag Bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (enclosed in a small dry bag or zip-lock bag)
  • Trekking pole(s)
  • Knife
  • Duct Tape
  • Small hatchet
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water treatment system

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