10 Essentials for Trail Safety

From the article Danger on the Trails

Gary Robbins
Photo: Brice Ferré
  1. Headlamp
  2. Signalling devices: A whistle will pierce the air and work when your voice becomes hoarse. A mirror to reflect the sun/flare
  3. Fire-starting kit
  4. Spare clothes – ask yourself if you can stay warm for 20 minutes if you must stop moving
  5. Knife
  6. Shelter, emergency bivvy (way better than a space blanket)
  7. Food
  8. First-aid items
  9. Navigation aides: Compass, map
  10. Communication, cell phone and device that works when you are not in cell range

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