Whether you’re going out at day or night, you should always be as safe as you can. For those who are going hiking, soon or not, here are some suggestions for items to bring along.

  1. A Compass and map
  2. Sunscreen
  3. Jacket
  4. Flashlight (and extra batteries)
  5. Water bottles
  6. First aid kit

For those staying the night in the wilderness:

  1. Bring an extra day’s supply of food
  2. Lighter / matches
  3. Sunglasses

Suggestions provided by:

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/day-hiking-checklist.html

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