What exactly do you have??
What don't you have or do you have? As long as you have a pack, tent, sleeping bag, and food/water, you should be good. I have encountered black bears were I go on a couple of occasions, and I think as long as you carry a marine fog horn (bought at Wal-Mart) you should be fine. On my last encounter with a black bear, I simply gave two short blasts from the horn at the bear and it was history. The reason I say you should carry your own is really only for your protection at night. I don't share my tent, as it is small, so you might want your own horn just in case. I carry first aid supplies, all we would need in an emergency, so you don't have to worry there. As a U.S. Marine (01-05), I am trained in survival first aid. I also carry epinephrine, so I would need to know if you have any allergies just in case. Let me know if you might be interested in hiking sometime. That being said, I am not nearly in the physical condition I was in the Corps, so I do go a little slow and like to b**** at the hills while climbing them :o . As long as you have the basics, it would just be cool to have company sometimes as I usually go solo.