Sunday, June 2, 2013
June Trek Tips
It will be hot on the Trek trail. Some trekkers carry a small “mister” spray bottle for cooling (but remember everything has to fit in a 5-gallon bucket and a Big Bag Ziploc).
Another option is a handmade cooler scarf. An American Legion Auxiliary group makes these for US troops. You can find instructions at http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=vawDKXGBLSc&feature=fvwp. The polymer gel crystals for the scarf can be purchased at garden nurseries or craft stores (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.). A commercial product is shown below.
A pair of work gloves may help prevent blisters for those pushing/pulling the handcarts. Finger-less gloves may be more comfortable and cool. Bicycle gloves would work. They are light weight and compact.