I take my ENO DN and tarp with me whenever I go out. I also take a small med kit with the basics. As for maps and things I try to download where I'll be to my IPod before I head out in case the GPS dies. As for food I have one good meal with me and then something like a Cliff Bar. Most the places that I go aren't that technical but I want to be semi prepared just in case. Plus having the girlfriend along helps if something were to happen.