Stupid Travel Tricks
here are some other ideas:
It's an alcohol based plastic skin covering which protects feet when nothing else will hold. Theres nothing worse than a heal or arch based sore or infection. Just walking on it grinds in more dirt unless its kept very clean.
Heres a warning. It stings like the devil on an open wound, but the alcohol can't do any harm to you as its extremely anti-bacterial.
Its a tad expensive, but I won't travel without it now, along with the athletes foot medication and triple antibiotic solution.
Ibuprofen I carry to stop sinus headaches and general small muscle pain. Heck, when I work on a ski-lift, I live on the stuff.
rub some dry under your armpits. can also rub a drop of essential oil into it, esp patchouli...
can also use as an antacid and mouth rinse after purging...
oh, its also great as a toothpowder.
If you have a shirt that's clean but a bit stinky around the pits, rub foot powder into the shirt on the area in question.
One of my tentmates did that every day.
A travel towel is so recommended as walking the annapurna circuit taught me. U replace something that takes three days to dry and weighs 3 times as much after use by a small light weight, quick drying and must have bit of kit. Invaluable so invest.
I guess it's the same thing as wearing women's underwear to do it...
I usually keep my money in multiple locations and on my last trip, I had little sewn-in zippered pockets put on the inside of a few pairs of my pants. A seamstress took care of this very cheaply and, while I had to unzip my pants to get to any of it, I always felt that my money was secure.
Some places in Singapore and other Asian countries have a communal bathroom. People stroll down the hall with their toiletaries, towel and money belt (hopefully). Have you ever looked up on top of the shower? You will probably see a line of shampoo and conditioners from all the countries that people staying there are from. People forget to take them after using them. Same could be true for the money belt. You really don't want to loose your cash, t-checks, credit cards, RTW ticket, passport, it would be a drag. By pinning it to the corner of your towel you can be pretty sure it will get back to your room with you.
-- Jose Marti
quote:Originally posted by wb681:
I used to live in Bahrain and the weather was normally about 130-140 degrees farenheight. When I first arrived I wore VERY little clothing ( hey it works in Florida where I'm from) and I was soaked in 30 minutes and famished, hot and MISERABLE (not an exaggeration). Well, I noticed that the locals wore WAY more clothes than I did and when I started wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts and even a jacket I barely broke a sweat. How about that?
reminds me of the author Nick Middleton who went to all these extreme places including one of the continually hottest place in the worlds - Ethiopia. The local men all had big afros...they said it kept them cooler...where as many would think shorter would be better. Go figure...
Does this logic follow that on a cold day I should drink ice water?
Like math ; 2 'negatives' = a positive?
-- Jose Marti
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