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Over-estimating your experience or under-estimating the terrain in a place like Big Bend can result in serious injury or death. Use the information and advice found here wisely. Climb/Hike/Camp/Drive at your own risk.

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Desert Hiking Safety Suggestions

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Re: Desert Hiking Safety Suggestions
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2013, 10:44:30 AM »
I  carry some things I REALLy don't need, but I did see some redundant things you have that you may consider.

A multi tool usually has a blade in it, so a seperate knife could be left out.  Also, if you already have a blade, the trama shears could stay home.

A small lighter, one that is 1 inch long that you get a convience store works great.  I have carried one for 12 years now, and have yet to break it.  If your worried, carry two.  This would get rid of your fire starter kit.

A lighter to sterilize your blade could be your surgical blade.

The chlorine oxide tablets from Katadyn are individualy wrapped and last a long time.  That would replace your iodine and water filter pen.  Take three to refill your 100oz camelback.

The only thing I would add would be some benadryl for allergic reactions.   Use a machete to cut them in half if a whole dose is not needed.


« Last Edit: December 27, 2013, 10:51:05 AM by elhombre »
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Re: Desert Hiking Safety Suggestions
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2013, 08:40:53 PM »
Thanks, Dillomaster!  Your posts regarding being prepared are spot on.

 


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