Goldilocks and the Three Hike Kits

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Anyone that's hiked for a while has a kit that they always bring, whether it's a day hike or longer. Something that hides away inside the pack you're wearing, and usually only comes out when things go wrong. At its most basic, the hike kit is usually at least some simple first aid items, and depending upon the length of the trip or the hiker's degree of "this could happen" paranoia, it grows from there.
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KAMP Counselor Jason drinking from a stream.
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For KAMP Counselor Jason, his kit for ages has consisted of: 
  • First Aid Items (bandaids, antibiotic ointment, insect bite treatment, some gauze, tweezers, alcohol wipes, and blister treatment)
  • Quick Repair Kit (sewing needle, thread, buttons, safety pins, scissors)
  • Steel and Flint
  • Compass
  • Pain reliever 
  • Multitool w/knife
  • Nitrile gloves (for moving brush, improving grip)
  • Headlamp
  • Lifestraw Flex
  • BioLite Charge 20 
KAMP Counselor Mandi carries a smaller hike kit, usually just bandaids, her phone and a LifeStraw Universal attached to her water bottle.
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With this in mind, we are going to show you how several products at KAMP could work as a great hike kit solution for you.
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Minimalist
We've already shown you how the Stationary Tool Roll by SWRVE can be used to store all of your photo accessories, and it works equally well as a durable, accessible first aid kit on the fly (remember, this guy was designed for bike tools, so obviously functionality and readiness are important).  All of the items above fit in the roll nicely and fold-up with no problems and no chance of anything falling out. When you are ready to get to something, the roll design is perfect for easy access, and organization is a snap. Best feature? This thing lashes onto just about anything: bike seats, daisy chains, molle webbing, you name it. Into EDC? This roll is for you!
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Speaking of First Aid, we have this super informative lecture coming up soon (click pic for more details), and it is totally free. Don't miss it!
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Goldilocks
The Medium Accessory Bag by Topo Designs is the catchall carrier that fits almost anywhere! It's perfect for all those items that were pictured in the Minimalist set-up above (all the first aid items are no in the green box), plus things like a headlamp, smartphone cables and earbuds, your passport, and more. At only $17, this Goldilocks is the perfect price too.
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Better Safe Than Sorry
The Large Accessory Bag by Topo Designs is the perfect hike kit for the person who get's imaginative when thinking about what could go wrong out on the trails. It fits everything previously shown, including the Stationary Tool Roll as a first aid kit, and adds a LifeStraw Flex and gloves (still leaving room for more- say a knife, maps, or even a small to mid-sized tablet). When it's not being used as a hike kit, this guy would be a great option for an inner bag organizer for things like loose cables and chargers, pencils and pens, and anything else that tends to float around annoyingly.
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What do you pack in your hike kit? Let us know in the comments!
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More on this sweet hiking spot coming soon!
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