Top Outdoor Essentials. BE PREPARED!

Posted on October 16, 2008. Filed under: -- Top 10..., -- Uncategorized, . More Resources For YOU!, Pictures | Tags: , , , , |

By Molly Greaves

(here I am yesterday in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Today I’m back in Austin, comparing our hills for theirs!)


1. Water. Don’t leave without it. On a hot summer day, you can lose more than a liter of sweat per hour.

2. Energy Bars or Snack. Clif and Mojo bars are great tasting and great sources for energy.

3. Map, compass, GPS (if you have one).

4. Multi-purpose tool. The uses are endless: remove splinters, fix broken gear, slice cheese for lunch =)

5. Sunscreen. Sunny OR cloudy, you should always wear sunscreen. Higher elevations increase your risk for burns.

6. First-Aid Kit. Know what to pack…

7. Fire Starter. Carry waterproof matches and fire starter in a sealed container. Try cotton balls dipped in Vaseline.

8. Whistle. Great signal for help. If you have kids with you, allow each one to have their own.

9. Insect Repellent.  Unless of course you like bug bites.

10. Digital Camera OR any old camera will do the trick.

11. Flashlight.

12. Extra layers of clothing.

13. Good attitude. DON’T LITTER!


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