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DAY HIKE Essentials
Tilley Airflo LTM6
I'm a baseball hat kind of guy and have been all my life. But this hat is necessary when you're exploring the Mojave, especially during those hot summer months to protect against the desert sun.
Mini First Aid Kit
As an Eagle Scout you'd better believe I never leave home without this one. It's the perfect size and fits in my backpack's rainfly pocket. Foil blanket included, which is rare!
UCO Stormproof Matches
I was able to light a camp stove easily with these in the middle of 40mph gusts. The ability to create fire is key to survival in the wilderness if you find yourself in trouble.