Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hints and Tips

The season is finally fully upon us, at least in most areas. Here are a few hints and tips for us outdoor gals to make our treks more comfortable. Most of these items are common sense, but it never hurts to have a refresher, especially at the begining of the season. Keep in mind this list is far from complete, and I will be adding to it in later posts. Feel free to offer any suggestions or share what your items are.

Pack towel: these can be found at most camping stores. They are usually made of a micro-fiber material which makes them dry quickly, and they are a lot less bulky to carry than the typical bath towel.

Antibacterial Wipes: they work in a pinch for all of your clean up needs.

Safety Pins: have so many uses from temporarily mending a lost button to acting as a zipper pull.

Pants with zip-off legs: through sun or rain, these are your friends, need I say more?

Trash bags: multipurpose, for trash, a rain parka, floor mat, use your imagination.

Extra socks

Tarp: use as weather protection or under your tent.

Little treats: I like the seasame snap cookies. They satisfy my sweet tooth and are easy to pack.

Small journal: mines goes with me everywhere. You never know when you might be inspired. Don't forget your pen!

And as always, bring your sense of adventure, an open mind, and a willingness for new friendship. There can be so many people on the trail these days, and you might just meet some amazing people.

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