GONZO PACKING LIST SUGGESTIONS


We all bring various items for outdoor activity. Some people might remember their water bottle, others will bring a small medi-vac setup. During a back-country situation, you need a clear head, some experience...and the ability to use/manipulate your surroundings.

"The best tool to bring on any hike,
camp, canoe trip...is your head"


.....Gordon Warnica
"It also helps to have some gear"


.....Dipper




DayPack Prepared Search&Rescue Biking X_Ski *** Not Yet



DAY HIKES - Minimal  

MEDICAL

Bandaids
Large Pressure Band-aid
Gauze / Tape
Alcohol wipes
IbuProfin / Pain Killers
GEAR

Whistle
Compass
Multi-knife with saw
Map for backcountry
MISC

ID Card Name / Med Info
Note/email of hike locations
Phone with OSMAND
FOOD

Water



DAY HIKES - Handle Most Emergencies  

MEDICAL

Bandaids
Large Pressure Band-aid
Gauze / Tape
Alcohol wipes
IbuProfin / Pain Killers
Compression wrap
Poly-Sporin
Hydration Salts
Tweezers / Safety Pin

FOOD

Water
Day Food..figs..dates..apple
Gel Pack
GEAR

Whistle
Compass
Multi-knife with saw
Map for backcountry
Waterproof gear bag
Bivy sack / Emergency blanket
Sit-Upon
Matches
FireStarter / Lighter
Duct Tape / Zip Ties / Bungy
Rope (50') +
Hand Warmers
Tick Extractor
Mini Water Filter
Spare Glasses
ELECTRONICS

Phone with OSMAND
Headlamp / Spare batteries
Plug-In USB battery pack
Phone backup battery
Hand-crank LED flashlight

MISC

ID Card Name / Med Info
Note/email of hike locations
Plastic garbage bag
Zip-Lock waterproof bag
Toilet paper
Pencil    ***To write your last will & testament
CLOTHES

Toque or some head cover
Poly Gloves
Micro-fiber cloth
Mini Umbrella

TOILETRIES

Visine / Lipsyl
 
*** I bring enough Clothes, Gear, Food to do an emergency over-night in the woods or evacuate someone who can't walk



SEARCH & RESCUE NOTES - Rocket  

  • Medical:
  • I carry a couple of different sizes of suture kits.
  • Maxi pads (far superior to most large bandages)
  • Sunscreen in season
  • 30% Deet all year (ticks are now active for 10-12 months. Deet is about the only thing that works.)
  • A couple of the tablespoon size Vaseline tubs from the Dollar store in the bike bag. Anti-chafers.

  • Gear:
  • I always carry a spare pair of socks.
  • A couple of grocery bags
  • Garbage bags are useful as rain ponchos or part of a shelter
  • The only waterproof matches worth buying are the ones with half the stick covered in red stuff
  • Tim Horton cup lids (the best fire starters)
  • A small notebook with waterproof paper (think I got mine at Staples ??)
  • Throwaway latex gloves for bike repairs or surgery
  • Flagging tape is useful for bread-crumbing
  • I have a small Trail Blazer folding saw I sometimes pack on searches.
  • Misc:
  • I have everything I need to survive for 48-72 hours in my GSAR pack, except for water & food, which I add when we go out on a search.
  • My pack weighs about 8 -9 lbs. depending on season, plus food & water. In the winter I add an extra pair of wool mitts & toque, and change the spare summer socks over to heavier ones.
  • There’s a lot of other gear in my GSAR pack that I wouldn’t normally carry hiking, like safety glasses, reading glasses, ear plugs (for helicopter landings), folding water carrier, blah, blah, blah.
  • Some people carry small packs of Gatorade powder or Emergen-C , etc.



BIKING - From Minimal to Emergency Repair 

MEDICAL

Bandaids
Large Pressure Band-aid
Gauze / Tape
Alcohol wipes
IbuProfin / Pain Killers
Compression wrap
Poly-Sporin
Hydration Salts
Tweezers / Safety Pin

FOOD

Water
Gel Pack
Day Food..figs..dates..apple
GEAR

Pump or Air Cartridges
Spare Tube
Tube Change Kit
Hex Wrench Set
Waterproof gear bag
De-Greaser & Rag
Electrical Tape
Spoke Wrench
Spare Spoke
Multi-tool
Monkey Wrench
Chain Break
Talcum Powder
Spare Glasses
ELECTRONICS

Phone with OSMAND

MISC

ID Card Name / Med Info
Zip-Lock waterproof bag
Toilet paper
CLOTHES

Toque or some head cover
Poly Gloves
Micro-fiber cloth

TOILETRIES

Visine / Lipsyl
 
*** I bring enough Gear to handle most roadside problems



CROSS COUNTRY SKI - Outdoors in Winter  


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