Each year, hundreds of people die needlessly from what would be a short exploration of their local woods.
A simple mis-calculation can turn an afternoon excursion into a dangerous situation. If not properly prepared, anyone can put themselves into a life threatening situation just a few metres from their car.
Most of this is caused by poor preparation. Often people venture into the woods with little more than a small bottle of water. This is a recipie for disaster.
Wolfmaan goes through a brief explanation of what is inside his backpack. This equipment is taken on the most basic of excursions into the woods to ensure survival in almost any situation.
Perhaps you will feel this is over packing for a day hike? What if you are stranded for more than 24 hours. Do you have what it takes to survive?