We see people on trails all the time carrying nothing but a small water bottle. Did you know there are actually ten essentials for survival that you are expected to carry in the backcountry? These essentials are supposed to apply even for short day hikes. Below, I’ve analyzed them as daypack essentials, with suggestions for what is necessary, what isn’t, and some small extras you can add to ward off many disasters on the trail.
Some inadvertent deaths are unavoidable—wrong place, wrong time. But most aren't. Staying alive requires perceiving threat, feeling dread, and responding. Here's some tips you should know to stay alive in some dangerous situations.
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