The 10 Essentials are the elements necessary to survive in an emergency situation in the wilderness. I recommend carrying them even on short hikes. There are a number of updated 10 Essentials lists. Here’s the GearGuide version that works for us:
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This year, my advice is skip the too-sweet holiday cards and put your cash towards an outdoor-oriented gift that she’ll be able to use on a run, a hike, at camp or where ever her adventures will take her.