Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Carry a flashlight on day hike into wilds

Always carry a flashlight on a day hike into wilderness areas when with kids. If lost and forced to stay the night in the wilds, a flashlight can come in handy. There’s no need to carry anything bulky, though. Micro flashlights with xenon bulbs have a battery life of about eight hours and are more than adequate. Make sure the flashlight is waterproof.

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Read more about day hiking with children in my guidebook Hikes with Tykes.