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Trailblazer Outdoors Day Walk Check List

Trailblazer Outdoors Day Walk Check List

 (for safety, survival and basic comfort)



 Map (with protective Map case) or Waterproof Map

Compass – Good quality Silva or Recta

GPS (optional)

 Sun protection


Lip balm



 Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)



Extra batteries

 First-aid supplies

 First-aid kit – Try Lifesystems

 Repair kit and tools

 Knife or multi-tool


 Enough food for 24 hours


 Water bottles or Hydration system

 Emergency shelter

 Bothy, tarp, bivy, survival bag and/or reflective blanket

 Signalling – Whistle

 Extra Desirables




Trekking poles

Insect repellent


Toilet paper

Sanitation trowel

Hand sanitizer

Two-way radios

Cell or satellite phone

Energy food (bars, gels, chews, trail mix)

Energy beverages or drink mixes

Notepad or sketchpad with pen/pencil

Quick-dry towel

Bag for collecting trash

Post-hike snacks, water, towel, clothing change

Spare Boot laces

Trip itinerary left w/friend + under car seat



 Warm weather clothing options

 Wicking T-shirt

Wicking underwear

Quick-drying trousers or shorts

Long-sleeve shirt (for bugs, sun)

Sun-shielding hat - Tilley

Insulating fleece jacket or vest



Cool weather clothing options

 Wicking long-sleeve T-shirt

Wicking long underwear

Hat, cap or headband (synthetic or wool)

Gloves or mittens

Insulating fleece jacket (or vest) and pants

Waterproof Jacket (or soft shell and waterproof hat)

Over Trousers (or soft-shell pants)



 Walking Boots or shoes suited to terrain

Socks (synthetic or wool)


Sandals/Trainers (for river fording/ trip home)

Waterproof Socks


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