Personal & Survival

​    ·Electronics

28. GPS Receiver:  Garmin: Oregon 650t

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

With high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking, preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps, worldwide basemap with shaded relief, and customizable buttons for 1-touch image capture and waypoint marking, Oregon 650t opens a new world of GPS mapping and positioning.

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29. Cellphone/Camera/Media: LG: G5

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30. Accessories/Batteries:


    ·Tools

31. Map:

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32. Compass: Brunton: TruArc 15

Weight: 3.2 oz.

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

Drawing upon our classic 15TDCL, the all new TruArc™ 15 is upgraded with a full coverage mirror cover for extra protection, and the TruArc™ Global Needle system with Ever-North™ rare earth magnets. The high-visibility cling lends low-light and night time performance, and the triple clinometers system gives fast and accurate reference information for avalanche safety or earth-science field work.

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33. Flashlight: Black Diamond: Spot

Weight: 3.2 oz

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34. Knife: Swis Army: Clasic

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

It all started with the Swiss Officer’s knife-and more than a century later, the Swis Army Knife is still an icon of sleek functionality.  Each one is built to last a lifetime and in the Clasic you’ll find all the functionality you need for your everyday adventures-in a package you’ll want to keep with you always.  It’s the easiest lifetime commitment you’ll ever make.

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35. Fire Starter: Bic: Mini Bic

Weight: 0.4 oz.

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

  • Every BIC® lighter undergoes more than 50 separate, automatic quality checks during the manufacturing process

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36. Backup Fire Starter:

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37. Emergency Whistle:

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38. Signal Mirror: Included with my Brunton compass.

Available on Amazon.com
Or, you can check out this SOL signal mirror.

Available on Amazon.com

Weight: N/A

Available on Amazon.com

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39. Journal:

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    ·Repairs

40. Sewing Kit: Gear Aid: Outdoor Sewing Kit

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

Smiles are hard to come by when cloths are ripped or equipment is broken.  Get your gear out of intensive care with the Outdoor Sewing Kit by Gear Aid.  This compact kit fixes ripped cloths, tents, sleeping bags or any other fabric that needs mending.

Wether at home or on the trail, the included thimble, seam ripper, thread, buttons, sewing needles, straight pins, safety pins and gear repair manual let’s you see clothing and repair damaged gear quick and easy.

Grab an Outdoor Sewing Kit by Gear Aid and turn that frown upside down.

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41. Sleeping Pad Repair: Included with my Therm-A-Rest sleeping pad

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

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42. Tape:

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43. Cord:

Size: 1.8 m/20′ Weight:

Available on Amazon.com


    ·First Aid

44. First Aid Kit: Adventure Medical Kits:

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

The Ultralight/Watertight Series has been redesigned and now features proprietary DryFlex bags for the ultimate in ultralight, waterproof of storage.  For the multi-sport athlete that refuses to be let down or weighed down by his or her gear.

I’ve customized this kit by swapping things out like plastic tweezers (useless) for ultralight metal tweezers from a SOL kit that work, and adding a few items, like this:

Trauma Pak: Adventure Medical Kits: Quik Clot Sport

Note: As a super ultralight alternative, you may want to consider using a tampon.  They work just as well, or better than a clotting sponge and weigh much less.  

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

A must for any first aid or emergency kit-Quikclot Sport Silver stops moderate to severe bleeding until further medical help is available.

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45. Medication:


    ·Hygiene

Note: Backcountry hygiene can be unique for some women.  I recommend reading “For Women’s Eyes Only” for more information.

46. Toothbrush: Liberty Mountain: Compact Toothbrush

Weight:

Aavailable on Amazon.com

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47. Toothpaste: Eco·Dent: Powdered Toothpaste

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

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48. Wash Towl: Pack Towl: UltraLite

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

Whether you’re a backpacker, traveler, or just want to save space and weight on your next adventure, the UltraLite quick-drying towel offers the comfort and performance of a full-sized towel in a remarkably lightweight, packable, and ultrafast-drying package.

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49. Sunscreen: Banana Boat: Sport

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

Provides powerful protection that absorbs quickly and won’t run into eyes. These enhanced lotions are specifically designed for sport enthusiasts and active sun lovers who don’t want to be slowed down when playing outside!

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50. Lip Balm: Burt’s Bees

Weight:

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturer Description:

The original. The best. And still your favorite. Our must-have balms have been playing in purses and pockets since 1991. Beeswax conditions skin, while antioxidant Vitamin E moisturizes. A final hint of Peppermint Oil provides that one-of-a-kind refreshing tingle. The result? Smooth, supple lips everyone will be buzzing about.

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51. Insect Repellent: Repel: plant-based Lemon Eucalyptus

Size: 0.7 fl oz Weight: 1oz

Available on Amazon.com

Manufacturers Description:

The active ingredient in Repel® Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent2 is derived from the leaves of the Eucalyptus citriodora tree.

  • DEET-free

  • Repels mosquitoes for up to 6 hours
  • Repels mosquitoes that may carry West Nile virus

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