Just wondering how many out there have actually given thought to what others would find or look for should they find me or others unconscience (unable to respond) along the trail?
I have given it some thought and while some would say that they will have ID somewhere on there person or in their pack, I have given thought to carrying a set of dogtags made at a local military surplus store who makes them.
My thinking is this, I want it easily found and have the most amount of information conveyed in the least amount of space. Thus, I would have my full name, SS# (yes, I know some people are paranoid about this type of thing but when you are unconscience it is one of the few ways of getting more information reliably about you for Emergency Personnel.), Emergency Telephone number (this should be included something like this and people with cell phones would be wise to make this Autodial 1 on their phone. ICE - In Case of Emergency followed by the ten-digit number), Blood type if known and any allergies. In the case of Dogtags the space is limited to 5 lines of info so you need to spell it out clearly in a few words.
What are others thoughts on this idea? Most of you former and current military personnel should weigh in on this. Where is the best places besides around the neck to display or store DT's? Marines place the second generally in a boot.