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10 Things I Should Have Brought On This Hiking Trip

A Travelogue for the Modern Adventurer

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1. My Phone

GPS would have been a REALLY helpful asset on this little trip. It was probably a bad idea to “unplug so I could clear my mind and forget about collection agencies for a while.” I’m definitely not lost though.
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GPS would have been a REALLY helpful asset on this little trip. It was probably a bad idea to “unplug so I could clear my mind and forget about collection agencies for a while.” I’m definitely not lost though.

2. More Than A Granola Bar to Eat

It’s amazing how hungry you get after your 1 hour pleasure hike turns into a 10 hour survival hike. The sounds coming from my stomach just scared away a bear.
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It’s amazing how hungry you get after your 1 hour pleasure hike turns into a 10 hour survival hike. The sounds coming from my stomach just scared away a bear.

3. A Compass

It’s getting pretty late and I feel like I’ve been walking in circles. I’m fairly certain that’s the same tree stump I was crying on earlier.
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It’s getting pretty late and I feel like I’ve been walking in circles. I’m fairly certain that’s the same tree stump I was crying on earlier.

4. A Rifle

Did I mention there was a bear?
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Did I mention there was a bear?

5. A Raincoat

A sunny Saturday in the mountains was what the forecast had in store for me. At least the forest animals can't distinguish between rain and tears.
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A sunny Saturday in the mountains was what the forecast had in store for me. At least the forest animals can't distinguish between rain and tears.

6. Matches

A fire would sure be nice right about now. I'm getting a little chilly but I'm staying positive. Actually, I don't need any matches. I have a fire safety merit badge. I can start my own fire.
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A fire would sure be nice right about now. I'm getting a little chilly but I'm staying positive. Actually, I don't need any matches. I have a fire safety merit badge. I can start my own fire.

7. Every Boy Scout Merit Badge I Ever Earned

Kindling.

8. A Picture of Carly

I was planning on seeing her during rush week...I'm being silly...I WILL see her during rush week...Someone has probably called my folks by now. There's nothing to worry about.
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I was planning on seeing her during rush week...I'm being silly...I WILL see her during rush week...Someone has probably called my folks by now. There's nothing to worry about.

9. Red Spray Paint

A little color would go a long way in getting this rock-formation SOS to pop a little more for the planes flying overhead.
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A little color would go a long way in getting this rock-formation SOS to pop a little more for the planes flying overhead.

10. My Indestructible Backpack

The one thing I should never leave home without. Everything else would have fit perfectly. What was I thinking?
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The one thing I should never leave home without. Everything else would have fit perfectly. What was I thinking?

Wait...I think I found the road back to town! Oh my god, I’m alive. I’M ALIVE!!!!! Now THAT was an adventure!

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