Most people carry standard kit such as maps, compass etc but I was giving my rucksack a good soak and thus needed to empty out all the small zip pockets which in addition to all the usual things most people carry I also found,
1 spare set of shoe laces 1 spare set of reading glasses 2 rolls of crepe bandages (Don't ask) 1 whistle (gladly, never used) 1 pack aspirin 1 Black bin bag 1 spare set of internal expanders for walking poles.
What other things do people carry in addition to all standard things that most people carry.
This is rather a personal question, a bit like asking a lady what she keeps in her handbag (knuckle duster, flick knife etc).
I would have thought the whistle was a standard item in a sac Duncan as it certainly is in mine - again never used.
I suppose in addition to the usual compass, map, whistle, torch (headlight variety) waterproofs etc etc I do keep a bivvy bag, spare batteries for my appliances - I said you were asking a personal question - spare camera, shades (for snow or sun), mini binoculars gratis RSPB for the dicky bird spotting , GPS & mobile(these are probably the norm these days) , geological guide for area walked, chewing gum, toilet paper, tissues, spare braces - for trousers, not teeth -, comb -well you never know who you meet and being a lone walker I get offers all the time for a photograph. Coins of the £1 variety for those excessively expensive Lake District car parks. Bars of chocolate which my GP does not allow, but I tell her these are my equivalent of KERS in F1.
I am sure if I look in my sac I will find other odds and ends.
'we have 2 pedal bin liners each in case we have to ford deeper water than our boots will allow.'
Gosh what a great idea - next trip we will have pedal bin liners in all our rucksacks. We spent ages taking off boots and wading across a river in Mungrisdale last October - would have saved loads of time (and cold feet!)