Checklist (For Outdoor Activities)

The Ten Essentials (for safety, survival and basic comfort)

1. Navigation

  • Map (with protective case)
  • Compass
  • GPS (optional)

2. Sun protection

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses

3. Insulation

  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat

4. Illumination

  • Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
  • Extra batteries

5. First-aid supplies

  • First-aid kit

6. Fire

  • Matches or lighter
  • Waterproof container
  • Fire starter (for emergency survival fire)

7. Repair kit and tools

  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Kits for stove, mattress; duct tape strips

8. Nutrition

  • Extra day’s supply of food

9. Hydration

  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Water filter or other treatment system

10. Emergency shelter

  • Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
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