Here in the pacific northwest, there is beautiful terrain From trees to wetlands snowy mountains, and beautiful beaches. It is a wonderful place to explore and see wildlife, go camping, and last but not least enjoy the awesome OHV parks all over this wonderful state.
That being said mother nature is a very unpredictable and very temperamental force that could be sunny and great one minute and a blizzard the next. In this situation, you need to make sure you are prepared for any element.
There is a small list that can fit in a carrying bag or backpack that could save your life in a situation.
Waterproof Matches /Fire Starter.
Flashlight / Extra Batteries and Bulb.
First Aid Kit.
Extra food and water.
Signaling Device: Whistle or Mirror.
Map and Compass.
Emergency shelter: Tarp, Blanket, or Lg. Plastic Bag.
This is a list of inexpensive items that can save your life.
these are fundamentals to have as a hiker or someone that likes the take an adventure in a 4x4, UTV, ATV ext.
Ending this article I would like to add a couple of important guidelines to follow:
Never go alone.
Make sure to let someone know what area you will be in.
Always be prepared for any element.
Stay on the path.