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by Diana Kohnle

Health Tip: Pack Safety Essentials for a Long Hike

Don't forget a map
(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading out on a trail or hike, make sure you're equipped with a few safety tools.
The Washington Trails Association suggests taking these essentials:
A detailed map of the area and a compass. Extra supplies of food and water, and a way to purify water. Extra clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and rain gear. Matches and a firestarter. A flashlight and extra batteries. A well-stocked first-aid kit. A multi-purpose knife.
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