Trip Essentials

Trip Essentials

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  1. Current map of the area and compass. Know how to use them!!!
  2. Large orange coloured plastic bag - useful as emergency shelter, signalling device or rainwear.
  3. Flashlight and spare batteries (keep batteries warm in cold weather).
  4. Extra food and water.
  5. Extra clothing that is stored in a watertight plastic bag - rain and wind clothes, toque and gloves, sweater and warm pants (NOT Jeans!), and proper footwear.
  6. Sun/Insect protection - sunglasses, sun-screen, hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants.
  7. Sturdy pocket knife.
  8. Windproof/Waterproof lighter and matches.
  9. Candles and/or firestarter (efficient fire-building in adverse weather MUST be learned before you venture out!)
  10. Check weather forecasts and travel concerns prior to departure. When boating always wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
  11. First aid kit - (training is required to develop skills needed for proper first aid.)
  12. Whistle, small lightweight ground insulation, projectile-type flares, tarp, space blanket, flagging tape, notebook and pencil.

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