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.
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.