The 10 Essentials aren’t just random pieces of gear in your pack that add weight. They serve a very important purpose – to ensure safe travel in the backcountry and to help save lives in emergency situations. Before you step foot on any trail, whether it be for a day hike, overnight backpacking trip or a long-distance thru-hike, make sure you have the 10 Essentials packed in your pack.  Read more…