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(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading out on a trail or hike, make sure you're equipped with a few safety tools.
The Washington Trails Association suggests taking these essentials:
A detailed map of the area and a compass.
Extra supplies of food and water, and a way to purify water.
Extra clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and rain gear.
Matches and a firestarter.
A flashlight and extra batteries.
A well-stocked first-aid kit.
A multi-purpose knife.