It’s never possible to have too many safety devices when you take to the woods, and when they are simple and straightforward (not to mention as cheap and compact) as the Spot 2 Satellite Messenger, you’d be foolish not to leverage it. Designed to help you out in a jam – or just to check in with all of your social network friends as you find a new secret spot – having this signaler on your will change the way you explore forever.
When you need a hands free headlamp system, rely on the kind of LED technology from the original creator themselves. With over 30 years of experience in creating some of the best hands free headlamps the world has ever seen, the Petzl Tikkina 2 is just another top notch product from a reputable company.
Super simple and straightforward, the Goal Zero Nomad 7 is the easiest solar panel to use on the market. As close to self-sufficiency as you’d hope to find in the middle of the woods – while giving you all the juice you need to keep your electronics humming, this is a great buy.
The Suunto Core Altimeter Watch is a proper timepiece for the serious adventurer. Offering all of the mission critical date you’d need on a purpose built piece of equipment without getting the way, this is a watch you can rely on to help you train and push yourself to new heights – literally.
Beyond highly recommended, you need to make sure you have room in your pack for the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter. A beast by anyone’s guidelines, this is a somewhat expensive option that will last you for the rest of your life.