Thursday, May 19, 2016

Going for a walk

SCENARIO:  I'm glamping and I've decided to take my 6 year old daughter for short hike.  Let's say one hour out. (let's be perfectly clear; I'm not going to participate myself or take my family on a survivor or survival hike, day, weekend or training. I'm leaving that for the professionals, nuts, and minutes before the zombie-nado arrives)

This is how I would prepare for a walk:

  • drinking water (1 day per person)
  • cooking water
  • precooked noodles, butter, parm cheese
  • dehydrated meal of some kind that I can reuse the cooking water for
  • pistachios and other trail nuts and raisins
  • granola bars
  • solo stove and pot, utensils, cups
  • lightweight tarp
  • emergency ponchos and/or blanket
  • cordage
  • bowie knife and pocket knife
  • swedish fire steel, fatwood (egg carton, lint, cotton, wax)
  • compass
  • first aid kit, cellphone with full charge, emergency radio, emergency beacon
  • toilet paper or moist wipes.
  • favorite stuffed animal
  • your notes: 5 C's, rule of 3's
Since we are two people, even though she's 6, we should have two packs and just a little redundancy. for example two tarps, divide the cordage, divide the water.

And the most important?
  • the good sense to know when to drop everything and carry her back to camp
Don't forget:
  • plan the route
  • tell a friend and set limits for return

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