How do you keep your Emergency Contact Info, ID, etc

9:36 p.m. on June 30, 2012 (EDT)
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Since I'm looking at longer & farther off hiking trips, especially with my daughter in tow, I've started thinking more about the emergency preparedness side of backpacking & other outdoor activities.  

Do you take or keep a spare set of emergency contact info?  I saw a website endorsing old fashion dog tags.  

Any other advice?  What info to include?   How/where to store?


9:39 p.m. on June 30, 2012 (EDT)
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People us ID tags. I use Road I.D. because it is on my wrist securely, light weight and visible quickly for people who find me.

12:50 a.m. on July 1, 2012 (EDT)
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I make a MSword file, font size 6 and with multiple colors to help differentiate the different lines, print and laminate a couple.






Jacket pocket

Tank bag

8:37 p.m. on July 1, 2012 (EDT)
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I use a Road ID wrist tag as well.  I also keep a laminated card with names and contact info in my vehicle and in my backpacks. 

10:29 a.m. on July 2, 2012 (EDT)
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I just take put any "wallet" items and ID I want to take in my first aid kit. 

3:28 a.m. on July 3, 2012 (EDT)
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I use an etched stainless steel card, containing my id and contact info, list of persciptions, allergies, HMO info, and next of kin info. (small font, on both sides.)


7:51 a.m. on July 6, 2012 (EDT)
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Along with all those great ideas above, a locator beacon of some sort wouldn't hurt either. I have contact info on paper stored in a ziplock, placed in the pack on longer trips.

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