What are the essentials for say just a day or 1/2 day trip ? I stole some of this from EpicSki BC forum but I k now certain things are important, please feel to add to this as I am a rookie and don't know much. Food Hat, socks, gloves, sunglasses, cord or rope Water Water proof matches First Aid stuff (what do you recommend) Firestarter Headlight Space blanket 2ea Handwarmers 2-4 chaplip whistle painkiller knife I was thinking about this today and thought probably don't need overnight stuff on a 1/2 day trips but was thinking if someone is hurt you can't leave your partner there etc. I left off the obvious stuff like shovel etc. and just stuff to lput in pack. I know Teledancer always has a big pack maybe he will share what he has in his pack.