Many adventurers put themselves in harms way on a regular basis. Imagine if something happened and you met your demise on the trails, in a cave, or other remote area. If your body turns up, it is very important that you can be easily identified to be returned to your family.
When purchasing dog tags, it’s very important to make sure your tags do not present you as a member of the military. This ensures you are complying with local laws, as well as if you are stopped by authorities in any country identified as a non-combatant.
This short video describes the importance of carrying metal identification tags (known as iDiscs in Canada) and having them properly stamped.