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By: Snowpack Outdoor Experiences  09-12-2011

10 Essentials for Backpacking/Hiking Trips

The 10 Essentials are all about peace of mind. During a routine backcountry trip you may have no need for several of these items. But if something unexpected occurs, you don't want to be caught without them?they could even save your life.

The 10-Plus Essentials

Map (in a watertight case)

Compass (plus an optional GPS receiver)

Extra clothing (men's, women's, kids')

Extra food and water

First-aid kit

Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)

Matches (storm proof, or in a watertight container)

Fire starter

Knife (or multi-use camp tool)



Water filter (or other method of water treatment)


Food storage device

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Sorel - Wicked Work Boot - W's Footwear

Full-grain leather upper features a warm shearling lining and foldover cuff so you can wear them high or turned down low. Style No. Nl1784 This hard-working boot gets the job done with warm, durable construction and a dash of industrial chic. Styled after a rugged workman?s boot, it?s built to handle long hours whether you?re playing around or on the clock. A durable molded rubber outsole provides no-slip grip in a wide variety of conditions.