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We see people on trails all the time carrying nothing but a small water bottle. Did you know there are actually ten essentials for survival that you are expected to carry in the backcountry? These essentials are supposed to apply even for short day hikes. Below, I’ve analyzed them as daypack essentials, with suggestions for what is necessary, what isn’t, and some small extras you can add to ward off many disasters on the trail.

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The different types of #backpacks and how to choose one for camping, hiking, or rock climbing.  http://www.outdoorblueprint.com/outfit/backpacks
from Outdoor Blueprint

The different types of #backpacks and how to choose one for camping, hiking, or rock climbing. http://www.outdoorblueprint.com/outfit/backpacks

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As you prepare for your first hiking trip, or really for any hiking trip, here are 19 essentials to keep you safe out on the trials!

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from Bearfoot Theory

Being a hot sweaty mess on the trail is no bueno. In my new blog post, I share my favorite hiking get-ups that help you stay dry and comfy no matter the conditions.

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