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The ELEVEN essentials

We've all seen the lists. REI has one. The National Park Service has one. Every hiking association and trail group has one. And most of them are pretty much the same. And in our opinion, they miss a key ingredient.


The American Hiking Organization has its list of ten essential, but it has added one more bonus item: a trash bag.



We couldn't agree more. If nothing else, it will allow you to carry out your own TP. And if you are truly a wonderful person, it will allow you to carry out other folks' trash as well. Because not everyone is a wonderful as you are.

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