Comfort Kit

… designed for friends who do not actively hike much.

Oftentimes we invite friends to join us outdoors who are not experienced hikers. If we’re lucky they will bring a bottle of water. They never bring what we consider essential items for the unexpected situation. They expect you to provide a sunny day, good weather and an easy path to stroll on.

This is a comfort kit small enough and light enough for them to carry in case of a “Plan B” situation. Everything in this kit can fit into a quart sized Ziploc bag. 

There’s a trash bag for the unexpected shower, sunscreen for the hot sun, Band Aids for scratches and blisters, Tylenol for headaches, repellent for bugs, Kleenex for sniffles and emergency TP, Purelle and Wet Wipes to clean up, and a few emergency items just in case.

For women a cute zippered case ($10.00) makes it more appealing to carry.

Essentials:

  • Black plastic trash bag  – $0.15
  • Purelle 1-2 oz handcleaner – $2.00
  • Kleenex pocket pack – $0.50
  • Bandana – $4.00
  • 4 band-aids – $1.00
  • 4 Tylenol – $1.00
  • 4 Wet-Wipes – $1.00
  • 4 Insect repellent wipes – $2.00
  • Sun Screen cream – small tube – $3.00
  • Whistle – $3.00

Total: $17.65

Optional extras:

  • 10 feet paracord – $1.00
  • Squeeze Led flashlight – $2.00
  • Small knife – $5.00
  • Child’s scissors – $3.00
  • Butane lighter – $1.00
  • Emergency plastic poncho – $4.00

Total: $16.00

Approximately $15.00 if you purchase all the contents new; less if you scrounge around home.

Add the extras for a total of $31.00 or less

This makes a great gift for someone you’re encouraging to enjoy  hiking.

Jim Yuen

March 2015

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