Surviving the Wilderness
Peter Hoffmeister, author of Let Them Be Eaten By Bears, ad Director of the South Eugene HS Integrated Outdoor Program, shared a story about how he didn't follow any of the safety rules one should when embarking on an adventure in the wilderness.
The lessons you can learn from his mistakes:
Map, Compass, Flashlight, Sunglasses, Extra Food/Water, Extra Clothes, Emergency Fuel, Waterproof Matches, Pocket Knife, First Aid Kit
3. Don't underestimate the country (know the risks and anticipate them)