Delaware Tubing and the 10 Essentials

10 Essentials: Navigation, Sun Protection, Insulation, Illumination, First-Aid, Fire Kit, Repair Kit, Nutrition, Hydration, and Shelter
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This weekend my friends and I camped out at Stokes State Forest in New Jersey, and then went for a 9 mile float down the near by Delaware River.  The weather was great, and wild-life was plentiful, including several bald eagles.

In this video, I discuss some essentials for remaining safe in the outdoors.  These are 10 items that you should always have with you when venturing into the wilderness, no matter how short of a journey you are planning.

The 10 Essentials

The following list of the 10 Essentials is provided by REI, but is the generally accepted standard for outdoor adventure. Click here for more information on REI’s 10 Essentials.  In addition to these, I believe that you should always have some sort of signaling device in order to attract help.

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun Protection
  3. Insulation
  4. Illumination
  5. First-Aid Kit
  6. Fire Kit
  7. Repair Kit
  8. Nutrition
  9. Hydration
  10. Shelter

Finally, always remember to let somebody at home know where you’ire going and when you plan to be back.