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Add just a few pounds to your backpack with these (selected) survival items, clockwise from top left: water bottle, head lamp, wool socks, first aid kit, space blanket, day-glo tape, durable pocket knife, extra batteries, and handwarmers.

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Are You Ready? Survival 101

Experts list the simple tools of staying alive

Hood River is known as an outdoor mecca, and with the increase in traffic comes an increase in the calls for lost or injured recreationalists.

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