I just read about a very tragic case of a father and two young sons dying from hypothermia. The day began warm enough for a day hike, 60F but, ended in avaoidable tragedy when the weather turned. Illinois father and two sons freeze to death during hike| Reuters This wasn't fall in the Rocky's, it was Illinoise. All I could think, besides the tragedy of the situation, was, a few ounces of gear could have saved them. An emergency blanket, fire-starting kit, a couple of candy bars and maybe one of those cheap fleece blankets that weigh in at less than a pound, could have made all the difference. Geez, what does it take to carry just a couple of ounces in a pocket? What does it take for people to recognize that s**t does happen? Anyone got a short list of casual carry survival items to share?