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From the Scouts BSA Handbook, "Hiking" chapter, pp. 238-239:

The Basic Scout Essentials can make every outdoor adventure better. In an emergency they can help you get out of a jam.

  1. Pocketknife
  2. Rain gear
  3. Trail food
  4. Flashlight
  5. Extra clothing
  6. First-aid kit
  7. Sun protection
  8. Map and compass
  9. Matches and fire starters
  10. Water bottle
Depending on your destination, the length of your trip, and the season, other essential items may include insect repellent, a whistle, and other items such as water treatment tablets. Remember the Scout motto, and be prepared.
Scouts BSA Handbook, "Hiking" chapter, p. 239
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