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12 Things To Have When Going into the Maine Woods this Summer

Hiking, fishing, sight seeing. Whatever you’re doing, if it’s in the woods in Maine you need to have these 12 things with you!

As we all know Mainers love the great outdoors and we are surrounded by it! Even if you are venturing to a trail or woodsy area you know well, you should still have these 12 things incase something goes wrong.

Flatlanders will head into the woods with just a cell phone for emergencies. Mainers know cell phones don’t always work in the Maine woods, heck they don’t work in  most parts of Maine! While the woods can be relaxing and a sanctuary for some, it can also be dangerous.

Here are the 12 things you need to have when going into the Maine woods this summer:

1. A Map

#roadtrip #map #coffee #route #jeep #hood #expedition #bluejeep #sightsee #wheretoo #mainemap

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2. A Compass

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3. First Aid Kit with Bandaids, antiseptic, and tweezers are often most helpful

Do you have a first aid kit ready in case of emergency? Most pre-packaged kits are short on supplies and long on toxic chemicals in the wound ointments, wipes and sanitizers, so we built a must-have natural kit with our knowledge of the best set of supplies for medical treatment in a pinch. ⠀ This list includes the items we actually use in first aid scenarios. Nothing too crazy, but everything you'll need to treat most acute emergencies, including basic supplies like bandages and medical tape. And as a bonus for those of us who have very little DIY time, you can buy almost everything in local stores or online! ⠀ What would you add to our list? It's #ontheblog (LINK in bio): http://thesoftlanding.com/build-a-safe-and-effective-first-aid-kit . . . . . #firstaidkit #naturalremedies #emergencypreparedness

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4. Space Blanket

5. A Fire Starter like flint, a lighter, matches (or all 3)

This is how you light a fire #trip #wilderness #sunnyday #fireflint

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6. A Communication Device. Even if your phone has no reception you may still be tracked by last ping in an emergency. SPOT’s and GPS devices also are good to have in case you get lost.

7. Sun Block

#sunscreen 4 whole summer

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8.Bug Spray (Lots of Bug Spray)

9. Water

#polandsprings

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10. A Snack with Energy and/or Nutrients

11. A Knife

12. A whistle

#emergencywhistle #justincase #tempting

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Of course you need to know how to use all of these items in an emergency, so make sure you do, or these items are useless. What else should we add to the list?

 

 

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