The Ten Essentials, are the foundation for outfitting simple day hikes to multi-day excursions. Never leave on a trip in the wilderness without these essentials. Generally speaking, longer trips require you carry more gear in a larger pack. Consider carrying a small day pack or fanny pack with your large overnight pack. The minimum Ten Essential Category items can be carried on side trips without having to lug the big pack around.
On the next page we share the 10 essentials for wilderness camping and survival.