Practical Backpacking™ Forums

Welcome to Practical Backpacking™ Forums (PBF).

You are currently viewing PBF as a guest which has limited access. By becoming a PBF member, you will have full access to view and participate in tens of thousands of informative discussions, to view links and attachments (photos), and will gain access to other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free! Click to Become a PBF Member! Be sure to also explore the Practical Backpacking Podcast.


Go Back   Practical Backpacking™ Forums > Practical Backpacking™ Safety & Sustenance > Backpacker's Health & Safety
HOME FAQ PBF GUIDELINES BLOG PODCAST GALLERY STORE CALENDAR Mark Forums Read

Backpacker's Health & Safety The Backpacker's Health & Safety forum is for the discussion of health and safety/survival issues that directly relate to backpackers.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 02-12-2014, 11:43 AM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
tonto tonto is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Associate Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 470
Loosing My Head

I like the dog tag idea.
It's a good idea for worse case scenario ID.
But then again...loosing my head WOULD be a worse case scenario.
Better re-think this one.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-12-2014, 03:50 PM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
Balzaccom Balzaccom is offline
Practical Backpacking™ Regular Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 186
We take drivers license, credit card, a little cash, and our health insurance card in a tyvek wallet. All are "just in case" items that we might use if we end up somewhere other than back at our car.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02-12-2014, 04:37 PM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
Grandpa Grandpa is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Associate Member
Backpack: GoLite Pinnacle
Sleeping Gear: Moonstone Lucid 800 w/Neo Air pad
Shelter: Tarptent Sublite Tyvek & Tarptent Double Rainbow
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 430
I forgot to mention I also carry my health insurance card.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-13-2014, 07:30 PM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
richwads richwads is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Associate Member
Shelter: Tarp
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 483
Just going through my wallet - I have an "ett" wallet (the world's thinnest wallet) for EDC, and when backpacking I strip everything out except:
$50 bill
driver's license
REI credit card
car insurance certificate
health insurance card
AAA card
hunting and fishing licenses
campfire permit
sometimes a National Park Senior Pass
credit card size Fresnel lens for fire starting

I carry the wallet in the usual place, hip pocket with Velcro closure on my hiking pants.

So what do I take out? Not much actually:
Senior Circle membership card
a few business cards
ATM card
sometimes my NP Senior Pass
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02-19-2014, 04:53 AM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
Bushwalker Bushwalker is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Associate Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New South Wales
Posts: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by richwads
Just going through my wallet - I have an "ett" wallet (the world's thinnest wallet) for EDC, and when backpacking I strip everything out except.................

I picked up one of those thin wallets for $4.50 (just over $4US..) when a local camping shop was having a closing down sale last year ~ so richwads's list is probably closest to mine (less the seniors cards and hunting licenses..).

All I probably would put in it here when backpacking, are just the "basics" :
Drivers license
Credit card
Health Insurance card
A $20 note

FOR those other cards, insurance details, Fresnel lens, a couple of quick-reference cards ~ I've bought myself one of those slimline aluminium credit card holders that claims to be resistant to EM radiation and the likes..
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carrying out a fallen friend Rickosovitch Backpacker's Health & Safety 2 03-06-2008 06:00 AM
Caldera cone windscreen carrying Miker Backcountry Kitchen 15 01-08-2008 06:21 PM
Carrying dehydrated food vs water yippikiyo Backcountry Kitchen 3 02-15-2007 09:11 AM
Carrying Olive Oil OregonBeerMan Backcountry Kitchen 6 12-27-2006 04:58 AM
Material Identification heckler Gear Workshop 15 11-17-2006 06:01 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:20 AM.

Backpacking Forums


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2017 Practical Backpacking™
Practical Backpacking is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacker is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacking Podcast is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacking Magazine is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™