A brightly coloured bandana. It has so many uses. Among some of the things I've used one for are: pre filtering water, makeshift ridgeline organizer, keeping neck or head cool in summer, pot grabber, bandage for a first aid dressing, wash cloth, signalling..... You get the picture.
Don't let life get in the way of living.
Better food and more time. No seriously lol I trend hitting the trail late and everything gets rushed.
"What one Man can do, another can do!"
UQ or at least a pad of some kind.
+1 on hat/touque! I cannot sleep if my head or face are cold. I carry a blaze orange balaclava.
My first outing in my hammock I left my bottle or Rum sitting on table by the door. I had poured it into the flask and left eh flask sitting there as I rushed out the door.
I did enjoy a lovely steak and baked potato for dinner at the campsite that night though. I highly recommend taking a good meal especially for the first night. Something fresh as if you out for more than one night you won't be able to have fresh food the entire trip.