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It’s summer time! Are you ready to hit the trail?

If you are, then you’ve probably already got your Ten Essentials loaded in your backpack. It’s always recommended that you keep these all-important items in your pack for any hike—from day hikes to long-distance treks. They can help you deal with a variety of contingencies on trail, from minor injuries to sudden storms. They can even help you weather an unplanned overnight outdoors. Here’s our fresh take on the traditional Ten Essentials with our picks for 10 awesome items that are practical for everyday hiking as well as dealing with the unexpected on trail.

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December 3, 2023

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