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As nice weather continues, be prepared for your next outdoor adventure

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As spring time arrives and the weather gets nicer, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office wanted to take the opportunity to encourage Oregonians to be prepared as they enjoy the outdoors this season.

Before you hit the hiking trails, deputies said to make sure your backpack is loaded with these items:

  • Navigation (Map, Compass, GPS)
  • Communication (Whistle, signal mirror, cell phone, note pad and pen)
  • Flash light
  • First Aid (medication, sunscreen, blister repellent, insect repellent)
  • Fire (Matches in waterproof container, firesteal, or and fire tinder)
  • Tools (knife, pocket saw, multi tool)
  • Water
  • Extra Food
  • Shelter (Poncho or tarp, emergency blanket)

Other items to consider:

  • Wristwatch 
  • Duct tape 
  • Orange vest

In addition to these items, deputies said to call 911 early if someone is missing, know your limits, and be sure you leave an itinerary with friends or relatives.

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