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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Someone suggested in a trip report the 10 essentials!

What might exactly be the 10 essentials?

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Hi Jen
I stole your topic someone suggested this site it sums it up quite well
http://www.rmsar.bc.ca/tips.htm
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Great well that is awesome, I did a quick scan to see if you might have but I guess I didn't look hard enough!

Well I guess we will be prepared for sure for the hikes to come!
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Essentially there are two components to the "essentials"

1) Things to prevent you from getting into trouble - in this category lie sunscreen, hat, water, food, map, compass, headlamp

2) Things to keep you alive when you DO get into trouble. Extra clothes, headlamp (again), extra food, first aid kit, firestarter, telling someone where you are going fall into the latter category.


There don't have to be 10, it's just a handy number. You can take 8 and still cover the bases or 20 and still get into trouble. It's more about knowing what to do, how not to get into trouble and what to do if you do. Taking a FA kit won't help much if you have never taken a 1st aid course or if you faint at the sight of blood. Taking cellphone won't help if you fall down a gully and lose coverage. Having all "10 essentials" on the list above still won't help you if you fall through a cornice or get eaten by a bear.
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I take a survival blanket, a 4 in 1 whistle(whistle with waterproof match container, mirror and compas), a knife, fording binoculats, that can be used at a magnifying glass to start a fire and an orange poncho.

Dru, have you reached 25,000 posts on that other site let(the rock climbing one). The last I saw you were still at 24,999.

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Good information from everyone here. The best of the 10 essentials is common sense. Use your grey matter when on the trail. Always pack extra clothes in case you get cold, wet, or have an injury and have to spend a night on the trail. Watch for sudden weather changes.

Make sure you carry a map or guidebook for the area you are in.

Make sure someone knows where you will be going, and when you are expected back.

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i htink a must have on all muti day trips is t.p.

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i htink a must have on all muti day trips is t.p.

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The only "real" essential Of course, you can use snow when in a pinch...butt tis a bit chilly.
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snow, or large, high-fiber content leaves, preferably the plush ones... the leaves of the lemonweed are particularly good in this regard. avoid anything with spines or the potential to induce a rash.
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snow, or large, high-fiber content leaves, preferably the plush ones... the leaves of the lemonweed are particularly good in this regard. avoid anything with spines or the potential to induce a rash.
...and this would not be the time to forget about "leaves of 3 let them be" [:0]
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