The “10 Essentials” is a list that was officially created in 1974 where it debuted in the 3rd edition of “Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills.” It is a widely respected system that seeks to answer the question: In the case of an emergency, what is needed to survive? Although this system was created specifically for mountaineers, it speaks to many different types of outdoor activities as a beginning equipment list to help you survive an unexpected situation.
This 10 Essential Basic Kit cover the bare minimum one could need to be covered in an emergency on a day trip.
This kit includes a compass. Compasses are small, lightweight, and easy to use. Compasses can help orientate you and send you in the right direction.
Illumination is crucial at night. Items that could be necessary could be a headlamp, flashlight, and/or lantern.
This Kit includes a headlamp with four modes that uses 3 AAA batteries. Headlamps are considered to be the best type of illumination as they are hands free and lightweight. This headlamp also includes a red light that can be used for signaling.
Sunglasses, sun protective clothes, sunscreen and/or a hat are used to protect you from sunburn and snow blindness.
This Kit comes with 2 packs of 30 SPF sunscreen. 3.5g each.
First aid kits should be specific for what you are doing.
In this kit there is 3 adhesive wound dressings, 10 alcohol prep pads, 5 adhesive bandages, and 2 burn creams.
Something always seems like it is breaking on every trip, so it is best to have some repair tools. A knife, duct tape, screwdriver, needles, scissors, multitool, wire, cable ties, and/or cordage are all good examples of things you may need for repair.
This kit comes with a knife, multitool, paracord bracelet and saber card. Knives are especially useful as the help in repair, food preparation, area clearing, shelter building, self-defense, hunting, first aid, and many other applications.
Being able to start and maintain an emergency fire is necessary to cook food, get warm, scare away wild animals, or even create a signal. Matches, a stove, lighter, fire starter, candles and/or tinder are all great items to make or maintain a fire.
This kit includes flint and tinder. Tinder is useful in areas that are wet to get a fire started.
Shelter is necessary to get you out of the wind, rain snow, and/or sun. Shelters can also be used to protect you from wildlife.
This kit has an emergency blanket that can be used for shelter
Extra food that is based on remoteness. A one-day supply is needed at a minimum for shorter trips.
In this kit we include 1 4 serving soup and 1 snack (both are your choice).
Packing water when possible is best, so we have a 3L bladder in this kit.
For insultation, the emergency blanket is included.
- Tactical Hydration Pack – This provides storage and a 3L bladder for you water. The full pack also fits nicely inside a large pack is it can fold up into its front pocket.
- First aid kit, burn cream, and sunscreen – 2 packs of 30 SPF sunscreen. 3.5g each. 3 adhesive wound dressings, 10 alcohol prep pads, 5 adhesive bandages, and 2 burn creams
- Tinder – four strand wax infused tinder that is water resistant and can burn for over 30 mins to help get a fire going
- 4 Serving Soup – This provides essential nutrition
- Snack – additional nutrition
- Emergency Blanket – can be used for insulation and/or shelter
- Headlamp – perfect tool for illumination
- Pocket Knife – 3″ knife with
- Saber Card
- Paracord Bracelet- 550 paracord with a compass, flint, striker, and whistle.
- Carabiner with a compass and thermostat