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Backpacking Equipment List

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

The following is a suggested equipment list for personal use while on a group backpacking outing. It is designed for three-season camping in areas with available water.  Add a cooking stove and pots if you are not traveling with a group. Be prepared for unexpected weather and a longer stay than you planned.

Personal First Aid Kit

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

A well-stocked personal first aid kit is one of the Ten Essentials and must be carried by anyone venturing into the wilderness. Being properly prepared with first aid supplies can keep a minor injury from becoming a trip ending event. When traveling with a guided group, your trip leaders will carry a large, group-sized kit but […]

Lost in the Woods

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

No one begins a wilderness adventure expecting to get lost. Any yet, every year, a significant number of people get lost or stranded in our nation’s woods. Every hiker that enters the wilderness must know the answer to the question, “What if I get lost?” Search and rescue professionals recommend the following tips for someone […]