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  1. Good stuff Bruce, what do you mean 90% of people you know carry a lighter… There for sissy's… LOL Just joking, I always have at least one, never use it, but nice to have… Thanks for sharing Bruce

  2. Great vid, Bruce. Nice tips on all the essentials. Jason and I have encountered many day hikers along the way with minimal gear asking how to get to certain destinations. We pull out our topo trail map to show them the way. Thanks for sharing -Krys

  3. Great Video Bruce,Information that all Newbies Like Me Should Adhere to,,Thanks For Sharing

  4. Very cool. As a scoutmaster we see people that fail this every time we are out. Not our scouts grown adults, "no jacket I didn't know it was gonna rain. Not enough water. Where are we, your on the wrong mountain.

  5. Hello from Oregon. I enjoyed your video and learned a couple new things. Thank you.

  6. I find the map and compass a bit funny. Because if you don't know where you are at a map is pretty useless. If you can't do ling of site the map and compass are useless. When I go out besides enjoying the scenery I am always aware my bailout route. This is changing as you move alone a trail.
    I agree the lighter is the best fire starter. Great fire starters pjcb.
    I got tired of watching the lemmings gear videos, it is more a fashion statement.

  7. Look into using polycro, i.e. heat shrink film for making a tarp. Super light and super tough.

    The so-called "10 Essentials" (first written in 1930) is actually little more than a beginner's guide on what to pack. It is TOTALLY insufficient by itself if we're talking about actually being PREPARED! But okay, so what do you pack? START with…

    1- Kits (First-Aid= including necessary med's, contacts and case, etc.; Repair= needle and thread, duct tape, etc….)
    2- Communication (A smartphone in a waterproof-shockproof case and a spare batter or battery bank)
    3- Illumination (A headlight and spare batteries
    4- Navigation (Map on waterproof paper and a quality compass, but LEARN how to use them!!)
    5- Clothing (Wear proper [layered] clothing, but include rain and thermal layers)
    6- Sheltering (At least a Mylar bivy sack, but a regular bivy would be better)
    7- Signaling (At least a whistle and a reflector)
    8- Fire (At least a lighter, maybe some stormproof matches and fire starting tinder)
    9- Water (for the day/duration)
    10- Food (for the day/duration)

    AFTER you have the "essentials", then you can add a buff, sunglasses, etc., but you should also know a number of outdoor Rules, including:

    Rest before you're tired, drink before you're thirsty, eat before you're hungry, remove layers before you're hot, replace layers before you're cold
    Stop, sit, eat, drink, THINK. Then follow one of the 8 reorienting strategies.
    Keep calm, keep thinking. Seek safety, be ready for rescue. The more you try, the better you're odds. Lose your hope, lose your life!

    NOTE: Day hikers are responsible for more Search And Rescue missions than ANY other outdoor activity BY FAR (about ONE THIRD of all SAR missions!!!). However, whether you're day hiking, distance hiking, wilderness hiking or bushwhacking, ALWAYS follow The Five Essential Steps: 1- Plan (heavy on research), 2- Prepare (pack proper gear and supplies starting with a smartphone and water), 3- Proficiency (be PHYSICALLY ready and have the necessary knowledge, skills, experience), 4- Backups (tell at least two people where you're going and when you'll be back, take other reasonable precautions/gear starting with a smartphone), and 5- Basic Survival (understand the basic survival strategies and concepts). For good measure, also follow The Five Basic Skills: 6- Signaling, 7- Sheltering, 8- Fire, 9- Water, 10- Food.