Stay tuned. Later tonight I will post the first item ranked 12th out of twelve.
The Evaluation Criteria
I used five criteria for evaluation each of the twelve items on a 1 to 5 scale (5 being best.) Theoretically items could range in score from 5 to 25. Although we didn't have any items get the lowest possible score we did get one perfect score.
1. How often did I use it during the trip?
2. How well did it perform?
3. How heavy, bulky, and durable was it?
4. How important was it for our health and/or safety?
5. How much did it contribute to making our trip easier or more enjoyable?
Here's a table showing the scores and ratings for each item. Click Here
See the Bonus Item HERE
See Item 1 HERE - Map & Compass
See Item 2 HERE - SteriPEN Classic Water Purifier
See Item 3 HERE - Hand Sanitizer
See Item 4 HERE - Nokero Dome Light
See Item 5 HERE - Bungee Dealy Bob
See Item 6 HERE - Leatherman
See Item 7 HERE - Garmin 62s GPS
See Item 8 HERE - KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera / Zx3
See Item 9 HERE - Kindle Reader
See Item 10 HERE - The Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit Solar Panel
See Item 11 HERE - The Nikon D-70 with 35-70 & 70-200mm lense
See Item 12 HERE - The Original Camp Towel