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Essentials to Carry When Hiking or Snowshoeing
8/7/2017 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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Get in the habit of bringing these items since you never know when you may be able to help someone or even yourself.

When hiking or snowshoeing with our group for a few hours, the following items are not all required, however, it's a good idea to bring these items since you may end up helping another person or yourself.

  • Water - 1 liter per hour of hiking is recommended
  • Healthy snack (granola bar, trail mix, etc.)
  • Sun protection i.e. hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm
  • Light jacket for wind protection and warmth even during summer months
  • First Aid Kit:  Small bag with a few supplies i.e. bandaids, etc.
  • Cell phone
  • Flashlight
  • Rain poncho
  • My contact info: 801-278-5313
  • Cell phone service may be spotty in the canyons

More extensive list:

  1. Water
  2. 2 Way Radio/Walkie Talkie
  3. Extra Food
  4. Layer up w/ extra clothing
  5. Rain/Wind Protection
  6. Sun Protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, lip balm)
  7. Compass
  8. Map
  9. Flashlight w/ spare batteries
  10. First Aid Kit
  11. Emergency Kit (Whistle, matches or small lighter, candle or fire starter tabs, lightweight reflective emergency bag or space blanket, pocket knife)

Questions or Concerns? Contact Sheryl.