Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hiker's Day Pack

What should you have in your hiker's day pack?

Frequently I am asked "what should I carry in my day pack?"

There are lots of check lists out there. 

Cabela's and REI both have check lists that you can down load from their web sites.

I recently got a copy of Peter Kummerfeldt's list of what goes in his pack.  Check here.

Another resource to consider is John McCann's book, "Build the Perfect Survival Kit." 

No matter how big your check list, keep your day pack to a manageable size.  If your pack is to heavy for a day hike, adjust it to meet your needs.  It has to work for you on the trail.  For a list of the minimum of what to take a previous post is here.

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