Overnight Vs Day trip

Overnight Vs Day trip

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    Overnight Vs Day trip

    Wondering what if any changes in survival equipment members make if it's only a day trip.


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    What if a "Day trip" turns into a several day/night trip due to something unforeseen/unexpected?

    IMO plan for extra time "just in case" it may be important someday .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceoky View Post
    What if a "Day trip" turns into a several day/night trip due to something unforeseen/unexpected?
    IMO plan for extra time "just in case" it may be important someday .
    I agree. Common every day trips into the jungle & mountains frequently turned into unexpected events. The learning experience was to always have emergency water, food, safety and overnight gear stashed behind the seat in the truck. If it turns out to be a day trip wonderful. If a bridge washes away or whatever you're covered.
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    I always carry;
    2 gal. of water
    2 MREs
    First Aid Kit
    Fire Starter Kit
    Hatchet
    Knife
    Compass
    Firearm
    Signaling Mirror
    FRS Radio
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    Remember Gilligan started out on a "Three hour tour."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    Wondering what if any changes in survival equipment members make if it's only a day trip.
    I don't bring extra underwear for day trips.
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    What you carry depends a lot on your area and climate conditions. Here in the mountains it is very easy to find water in seeps and spring branches so I usually only carry a liter or two for a day trip. In the desert I would carry A LOT more! Besides fire starter I always carry tinder and cotton balls w/ vaseline because it is usually very damp where I hike and hard to find good tinder.
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    Historically many novice campers have walked away from the campsite to take a simple pee in the woods and have never been seen again!

    Well, not quite but, folks have gotten totally and completely 100% lost in some very bizarre and almost unbelievable ways on simple "day" trips.
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    For overnight trips in the mountains around here my gear is not very different from longer trips. You have to be prepared for inclement weather no matter what the season here. For day trips I still bring food, water and water filter, and some blankets in the back of the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    Remember Gilligan started out on a "Three hour tour."
    But Gilligan and the rest of them had a LOT of luggage for a "Three hour tour"!
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