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Backpacker Magazine – Gear Guide 2013

Gear Guide 2013: The Ten Essentials

Don't get caught without these trail-tested must-haves.

by: William Rochfort

Adventure Medical Kits SOL Bivvy (Courtesy Photo)
Adventure Medical Kits SOL Bivvy (Courtesy Photo)

APPAREL
SmartWool Lightweight Crew Baselayer
Kühl Raptr Pants
Three Essential Socks
The North Face Verto Micro Hoodie

EMERGENCY SHELTER
Adventure Medical Kits SOL 2-Person Emergency Bivvy

TREKKING POLES
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Trekking Poles

SUN PROTECTION
Tilley T5MO Organic Cotton AIRFLO Hat Sun Protection
Outdoor Research Womens Squadron Cap
KINeSYS SPF 30 Alcohol-Free Spray Sun Protection
Columbia Freeze Degree Half Zip Sun Protection Shirt

KNIFE
SOG PowerAssist Multitool

Gerber Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife

WATER TREATMENT
MSR Aquatabs Water Treatment
Platypus GravityWorks 4.0L Water Treatment
SteriPen Ultra Water Treatment

EXTRA FOOD
PowerBar Energy Blasts

NAVIGATION
Trimble Outdoors Elite Mapping Software
Suunto MC-2 Global Compass

FIRST AID
Adventure Medical Kits SOL Fire Lite with Tinder-Quik Fire Starter
REI Backpacker Plus Extended First Aid Kit



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Jun 30, 2013

the most important things: boots, backpack and shelter. Spare no expense. Can get out of a long distance from car if these are exceptional. If they are bad, you can die having others looking for you

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