Introduction: Ultimate Day Hike Pack

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This is my day pack for when i go hiking. I have used this a few times and all the stuff came in handy. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. To make it easier I will separate the pictures so you don't have to view all the pictures at once. Sorry in advance for the long post.

Step 1: Miscalaneous

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1. Compass

2. Smith's Knife Sharpener

3. Gerber Pocket Knife

4. SOL Survival kit

- Flint wheel

- Pocket knife

- Emergency blanket

- Snare wire

- Fire tinder

- Sewing kit, fishing gear, safety pin

- Compass

- Rope

- Survival tips

- Signal mirror

5. Survival tool

- Whistle/ container/ compass/ signal mirror w/ lanyard

6. Binoculars

7. Mosquito Hat Net

8. Paracord bracelet

9. Heavy Duty Carabiner

10. Radio w/ batteries

11. Paper Bag

12. Hand Warmers

13. Emergency Blanket

14. Snake Bite Kit

Step 2: Food/ Water

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1. Three individual dehydrated food packs

2. Canteen

3. Mess kit

4. Life Straw filtration system

5. 2 pots with collapsible handles

Step 3: Shelter

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1. Orange plastic tent tarp w/ rope

2. Tent stakes and rope

Step 4: Footwear

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1. Water resistant boots

When I was wearing these boots the last time I was hiking my foot got stuck in a stream and it was in there for a good 30 seconds and my feet didn't get wet. Usually I go hiking in my running shoes and they offer almost no protection from the water and my feet would be soaked by the end of the hike, but these boots definitely made the difference.

Step 5: Light

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1. Flashlight

The flashlight has a carrying case that allows me to hook it on my belt and have light without having to hold the flashlight all the time, which frees up my hands.

Step 6: Comfort

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1. Harmonica w/ case

I also will usually take my dog, it is always nice to just sit with your dog after a long hike.

Step 7: Random

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1. Rope

2. Morse Code Cheat Sheet

3. Money Belt

4. Paracord

5. Playing Cards

6.Wire Saw

7. Boonie Hat

8. Collapsible Stove w/ 24 fuel tabs

9. $$ Money $$

Extra rope is always good to have, and trying to carry your money when hiking is terrible so the money belt will come in handy. If you don't understand morse code then it is probably a good idea to just have a cheat sheet with you. The wire saw is easy to carry and is a lot better than having a saw on your pocket knife. The hat goes without saying and the cards are to occupy your head so you don't go crazy when you are in a survival situation. And the money is if you are hungry and wanna get some food and need to call help after you escape a survival situation.


Doing (author)2015-12-13

I never would have thought of a Morse Code cheat sheet. Brilliant idea. Thanks.


corco (author)2015-11-05

What kind of pack are you using?

It is a bag that I got from an army surplus store. Sorry if that does not answer your question.

Parneli (author)2015-10-28

very nice variety of handy items and small enough manage. Nice

Slicstic (author)2015-10-27

This is a well thought out nkit nicewou

Street-Wise Irish (author)2015-10-27

Thanks, it has definitley come in handy

douglas423 (author)2015-10-26

Love it! A kit everyone should have

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