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Survival

The 10 Survival Essentials

Update your survival kit for 2010.

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1) Map Download our field-scouted, GPS-ready maps at backpacker.com/hikes. (free)

2) Compass Brunton’s 9020G ($15; 1 oz.; brunton.com)

3) Warmth GoLite’s Roan Plateau Jacket ($275; 1 lb. 3 oz.; golite.com)

4) Light Petzl Tikka 2 ($40; 3 oz.;
petzl.com/us)

5) First aid Adventure Medical Kits Personal, ($18; 5 oz.; adventuremedicalkits.com)

6) Firestarter Ultimate Survival Technology Sparkle ($15; 8 oz.; ultimatesurvival.com)

7) Tinder Spark-Lite Tinder-Quik fire tabs ($2.95/10pk; 1 oz.; bestglide.com)

8) Blade 10610 Benchmite II ($35; 1.6 oz.; benchmade.com)

9) Signaling SPOT’s Satellite GPS Messenger ($170; 5.2 oz.; findmespot.com)

10) Bivy sack The Thermo-Lite 2 Bivvy ($34; 6.9 oz.; adventuremedicalkits.com)