The Ten Essentials

(for safety, survival and basic comfort)

1. Navigation

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

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

4. Illumination

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

7. Repair kit and tools

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter

Beyond the Ten Essentials

Warm weather clothing options

  • Wicking T-shirt
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick-drying pants or shorts
  • Long-sleeve shirt (for bugs, sun)
  • Sun-shielding hat
  • Insulating fleece jacket or vest
  • Bandana or 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
  • Rain jacket (or soft shell and waterproof hat)
  • Rain pants (or soft-shell pants)
  • _____________________

Footwear