Survival Gear Anchorage AK

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The Bicycle Shop
(907) 272-5219
1035 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AR
Alaska Raft & Kayak
(800) 606-5950
401 W Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK
Action Locksmiths & Security
(907) 279-7050
243 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AR
Anchorage Yamaha
3919 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AR
Alaska Cycle Center
1118 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AR
Anchorage REI Store
(907) 272-4565
1200 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
Alaska Mining & Diving Supply Inc
3222 Commercial Drive
Anchorage, AR
Alaska Power Sports Inc
(907) 349-4512
6511 Brayton Drive
Anchorage, AR
Anchorage Suzuki Arctic Cat
3054 Commercial Drive
Anchorage, AR
Uniquely Alaskan
P.O. Box 141532
Anchorage, AR

The Backcountry Survival Kit

Here’s the essential clothing and gear you need even for a day hike in the spring, summer, or fall. Remember also to always check the weather and prepare for the worst conditions; make plans with your group’s abilities in mind; and plan an alternate route in case of bad weather, injury, illness, or slower than expected travel time.

Be sure to wear or bring the following:

  • Wool sweater or synthetic pile jacket.
  • Hat.
  • Gloves or mittens.
  • Bandanna or handkerchief.
  • Long pants (avoid cotton).
  • Wind and rain gear (jacket and pants).
  • Extra socks (a welcome treat for the feet at mid-hike, or if you inadvertently step in a stream. They also double as mittens).
  • Sturdy boots (a must).
  • Polypropylene or wool underwear is recommended. Polypropylene acts as insulation and it keeps you dry by transporting moisture from perspiration away from your skin. Polypro and wool retain their ability to insulate even when wet.

Food and Gear

  • First-aid kit.
  • Waterproof matches.
  • Whistle.
  • Knife.
  • Guidebook, trail map, and compass.
  • High-energy snacks.
  • Two to four quarts (per person) of water.
  • Flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.

Some other things you may want to consider are that plastic trash bags serve many functions: Use them as pack liners to keep your gear dry, for carrying out trash, as a makeshift rain poncho, or to fashion an emergency bivouac sac (pull one on like pants; pull the ...

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