Conditioning Hiking Series - Equipment Q&A

Required - bring your day pack along with your ten essentials for review and to ask any questions you have regarding gear prior to hitting the trails this summer!
Lecture
Day Hiking

Bring:

  • Day Pack

  • Ten Essentials: The Classic List

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Extra clothing
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • First-aid supplies
  • Firestarter
  • Matches
  • Knife
  • Extra food

Ten Essential Systems

  • Navigation (map & compass)
  • Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  • Insulation (extra clothing)
  • Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  • First-aid supplies
  • Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  • Repair kit and tools
  • Nutrition (extra food)
  • Hydration (extra water)
  • Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
  • Clothing

    • Synthetic (no cotton)!

    • Hat

    • Gloves or mittens (plus extra)

    • Socks (plus extra)

    • Boots or footwear suitable for the terrain

    • Extra clothing

    • Raingear

  • Trekking poles (if desired)

  • Map & directions

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Water

  • Personal items - Keys, drivers license, money, emergency contacts, cell phone in a zip type plastic bag

  • Toilet kit (toilet paper, zip bags, hand sanitizer)

Ten Essentials: The Classic List

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Extra clothing
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • First-aid supplies
  • Firestarter
  • Matches
  • Knife
  • Extra food

Ten Essential Systems

  • Navigation (map & compass)
  • Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  • Insulation (extra clothing)
  • Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  • First-aid supplies
  • Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  • Repair kit and tools
  • Nutrition (extra food)
  • Hydration (extra water)
  • Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
Required: one activity scheduled, all must attend
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