8. Nutrition (extra food)
Nothing boosts energy and spirits as much as a quick trail snack. You can make your own trail mix with nuts, raisins, banana chips, and chocolate bits. The combination of sugar, fats, and potassium tastes great and provides quick energy, long-lasting calories, and replacement electrolytes. Always take a bit more food than you think you will need. A lot of things can keep you out longer than expected, like a lengthy detour, getting lost, an injury, or difficult terrain.