Anybody here like to get out on the trail alone? I just took a short day hike on the Tuscarora Trail here in South Central PA. It was 24 degrees and about 2-3" of snow on the trail. Had a nice invigorating trek up to the ridgeline, took some pictures and then hiked back down before dark. It's amazing how getting away from everything and everybody clears your thoughts and relaxes you. It also gives you a chance to get some uninterrupted praying/listening time in. So what goes in your daypack? What firearm do you carry? Carry OC or a knife? What are your "10 essentials" that you won't hit the trail without? What's the farthest hike you've made solo? I'm planning on hiking all of the AT in PA this year with some coworkers so I figured I'd get out and get some miles in before I start next month. See you on the trail in 2003!