What are the most important items to bring on a hike?

The Top 10 + 1

  1. Map and Compass

  2. Water

  3. Extra Clothing

  4. Extra Food

  5. Flashlight (with extra bulb & batteries)

  6. Matches or Lighter & Firestarter

  7. Knife

  8. First Aid Kit

  9. Plastic Trowel & Toilet Paper

  10. Whistle

  11. Mobile Phone (borrow or rent one if necessary)