You may be able to prevent cold exposure by having emergency
equipment with you if you do outdoor sports or activities. Your equipment may
2 or 3 fire-starting kits and a cigarette
A wire saw, to cut large pieces
of wood for an emergency fire.
A space blanket, to be used as a
windbreaker and heat reflector.
Large plastic leaf bags, to wrap
around you and over your backpack for quick rain and wind
Low-temperature electrician's tape, for general repairs
to space blankets, clothing, tents, or boots.
An Ensolite pad, to
sit or sleep on.
A headlamp, to allow you to use both of your
hands. Remember extra bulbs and batteries.
A map and
Extra clothing, drinking water, and
Sunglasses and sunscreen.
Snow shovel on trips
where snow is expected.
Signaling equipment, such as a whistle,
mirror, flares, or a parachute cloth to float in the air.
Chemical hot packs.
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