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Trailblazer Outdoors Day Walk Check List

Trailblazer Outdoors Day Walk Check List

 (for safety, survival and basic comfort)

 Essentials

 Navigation

 Map (with protective Map case) or Waterproof Map

Compass – Good quality Silva or Recta

GPS (optional)

 Sun protection

 Sunscreen

Lip balm

Sunglasses

 Insulation

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

  Illumination

 Headtorch

Extra batteries

 First-aid supplies

 First-aid kit – Try Lifesystems

 Repair kit and tools

 Knife or multi-tool

 Nutrition

 Enough food for 24 hours

 Hydration

 Water bottles or Hydration system

 Emergency shelter

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

 Signalling – Whistle

 Extra Desirables

 Watch

Camera

Binoculars

Trekking poles

Insect repellent

Headnet

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

 

Clothing

 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

Buff

  

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)

  

Footwear

 Walking Boots or shoes suited to terrain

Socks (synthetic or wool)

Gaiters

Sandals/Trainers (for river fording/ trip home)

Waterproof Socks


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