Tour Essentials



Pack these “ten essentials” on any ONC activity, “just in case”. Remember that cotton offers no insulation when wet; choose wool or synthetics like polypro or Capilene® for warmth. (Yes, we know that there are 12 items here…)

Skiing & Hiking Essentials

  • First aid kit
  • Matches (in water-proof case) and fire starter
  • Rain gear and extra clothes, including a warm sweater
  • Extra food and water
  • Plastic whistle
  • Map and compass (know how to use)
  • Flashlight, extra batteries and bulb
  • Space blanket or bivy bag
  • Pocketknife
  • Toilet paper and trowel (ziplock bag to carry out toilet paper)
  • Sunglasses, lip balm and sunscreen
  • Foam sit pad

Biking Essentials

  • Helmet (required on all bike rides)
  • Spare tube
  • Patch kit
  • Tire pump
  • Water bottle (filled)
  • Tire irons