The Ten Essentials

The Ten Essentials:

  1. Map and Compass
  2. Whistle
  3. Change of Clothing (Non-Cotton)
  4. Two Light Sources (One Must be Hands Free)
  5. Personal First-Aid Supplies
  6. Two Fire Sources (Waterproof Matches/Lighter/Candles)
  7. Knife
  8. Food for 48 Hours
  9. 2 Litres of Water
  10. Emergency Shelter

Additional Equipment:

  1. Backpack
  2. Leather Gloves
  3. Eye Protection
  4. Waterproof Paper and Pen

An REI Article Discussing the Ten Essentials: http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html