Thought I would add this to see what everyone else take along with them.
Here what I carry....
Pac is a Camel Back, military issue, since most caes on the ground no need for high tec cammo.
GPS with topo and waypoints marked, latex gloves, TP, paper towels, two MRE's and a fire starter. Flashlight (2), two pocket knives, Knives of Alaska set, (cup bear, cleaver, skinner, muskrat), sharpner, pencil, scent killer, Steiner Binoculars (military/marine style), small first aid kit. A few small plastic bags, like walmart, target bags. Hand warmers, extra socks,10' duct tape, and rope, well use to carry robe, but my wife got this exercise thing-ie, when she had breat cancer, has a pully system ??? We talked about this before in another post. I carry it, has two handles, and soooooo easy to drag deer with it.
I know some of you all might think "over-kill" but if my butt gets stuck out their for a couple days I'm covered. Plus out west, I pack more. No need to be cold, hungry, or in some sort of pain.....plus not as heavy as you think