[CHANGE VIEWING SETTINGS TO 1080p/720p] What to pack for a day hike or bush walk. It only takes a little bit of planning, yet it can make your day so much more enjoyable and safe.
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  1. You seem to deride the idea of knives . . . which I consider irresponsible. I sense that your experience outdoors is limited to well marked trails or just off-trails where the chance of getting lost are slim. Should you ever set an azimuth to a large hill top (let's say) that's good 10 KM away . . . . or should you decide to follow a river for a while (nice way to hike) you will quickly discover countless needs for a knife. And, Heaven forbid, if you get lost, the knife may save your life.

  2. You made a good point about first aid, the better more intensive course for Advanced First aid will teach you about extended care. When in the bush and remote areas emergency services could be hours away, they conditions could get worse and they may have to attempt extrication the next day when conditions clear up. Learning advanced first aid is great but please at least do an applied first aid course. St John Ambulance have loads of courses, you can use the qualifications at work and home not just on the trail. Cheers great video.

  3. Knife. No1 item on every outdoor list.

    I see you've mentioned a couple of times, that you don't know why you'd need a knife. With the exception of boreal forest, a knife is always the most important piece of kit (in boreal forest, it's an axe).

    Used for cutting food, prepping kindling/firewood, starting a fire with a firesteel, cutting cordage (which should also be there), repairing rucksack, picking flint out of shoe soles, splinters, opening cans/packets, clearing a path through bush, digging (lose the shit shovel – save weight), shaping hooks/pegs for tarp lines (tarp should also be there), tool-making, first aid – the list goes on.

    You should carry a knife – even a Swiss Army – they can be lifesavers. No outdoor/survival course has ever omitted this.