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#192000 - 09/22/15 11:44 PM My Day Hike Kit -- Comment Please?
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Registered: 09/22/15
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Loc: Central California Coast
I would appreciate getting some feedback with my day hike kit. My hikes are typically 4-8 miles on well marked and fairly well traveled paths. Thank you:

Day Hike Kit for Sunny California

3-4 quarts liquids (water and sports drinks.)

Peanut/raisin mix
Pretzels
Apples (1-2) if there is a lunch stop
Hard candy
Gum
2 energy bars as back-up
Paper towel

Med Kit - Ibuprofen (600ml/6hrs), Diphenhydramine tablets, band-aids, pre-cut moleskin, small tubes of antiseptic, sun block and 40% DEET and Chapstick.

Duct tape/pen
Small Swiss Army knife
Bic lighter
10' of cord

TP

Trekking poles
Backpack

Sunglasses/glasses
Fleece pullover/vest
Bandanna
Mechanics gloves
Cell Phone

Winter: Second fleece, windbreaker, mitts, buff, ears and beanie.

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#192024 - 09/23/15 03:12 PM Re: My Day Hike Kit -- Comment Please? [Re: Aragon]
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2710
Loc: Utah
obviously this is subjective....

I would add 2-3 methods for starting a fire. (oh wait, you are in SoCal. Scratch fire methods.....the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few...better to die in SoCal than to start a fire) smile
A poncho.
Another shelter option, like BIG trash bag, or a small tarp.
A couple energy bars (food)
A method to purify water.
A method to boil water.
Tape
Some type of cordage. I really like bankline as opposed to mason line or paracord.
Sunglasses
A beanie and leather gloves for summer.
signal mirror

Check out the mountaineer's 10 essentials.


Edited by finallyME (09/23/15 03:14 PM)
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#192042 - 09/23/15 09:59 PM Re: My Day Hike Kit -- Comment Please? [Re: finallyME]
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Registered: 09/22/15
Posts: 57
Loc: Central California Coast
Thanks for your inputs. I have added to my list. What sort of tape do you recommend in addition to duct tape?

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#192045 - 09/24/15 09:08 AM Re: My Day Hike Kit -- Comment Please? [Re: Aragon]
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2710
Loc: Utah
I like either the silk medical tape, or the cloth sports tape, usually about an inch wide. I usually get the silk tape in 2 inches wide. I drop the moleskin and take the tape instead. It gets used more than most of the other stuff I bring.
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#192059 - 09/24/15 01:45 PM Re: My Day Hike Kit -- Comment Please? [Re: finallyME]
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Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
If you check the articles and gear lists on the home page of this site, left hand column, you'll find a day hike gear list and an article on "Hiking Essentials." Both will give you the information you are looking for.
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