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Hiking in Mason County...Are you Prepared?
Mason County is one of the best places on the planet for exploring nature. From the deep waters of Hood Canal to the rugged mountain trails of the Olympics you have many great opportunities to discover Washington. One important thing to remember is that conditions can change quickly, and you need to be prepared for any possible event. The follow list should be a good start.
The Do-it-yourself Coffee Can Survival Kit
This is a compact kit that can be carried in the car, on the boat, or in a pack for hunting, hiking, exploring, etc. Most of the contents will fit in a one-pound coffee can which doubles as a pot for melting snow and device with which to dig an emergency snow shelter. (However, if you can carry it, include a small shovel. It is far, far better than trying to use a coffee can.) You should be aware that if this kit is carried while on hiking or hunting trips, you still need to carry the other Ten Essentials not included below.
Keep three points in mind when putting together a survival kit. First, make it small enough that you'll actually carry it and not leave ... more
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