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Must-Carry Checklist:
An Easy Eight for your Forest Hike.

Notes by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

What eight items are on the must-carry checklist for a forest hike? And what would you especially want to greet you when you got back to the trailhead where you stashed some goodies?

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For a day hike in a forest in California, these are important to carry with you.

What are important to carry in your part of the world? Are the same items on your list? Or different ones?

Optional items to carry.

Optional items to store at trailhead.

You don’t have to carry these with you. Leave them out-of-sight in your vehicle, or at your campsite, etc.

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