Honey is a great source of energy on the high altitude steep sections, keeping a small sachet on summit day, will help you get a great amount of boost.
Adding a sprinkle of baking soda in the wet zip lock pouch will keep away a great amount of odor.
A torch can be used through a bottle or a light and colored piece of cloth can be used to create a temporary lamp rather than using a torch beam inside a camp.
A very common situation for trekkers and hikers. Keeping rolled balls of newspaper inside the wet shoes and changing it every couple hours will dry your shoes more quickly. Do not dry your shoes under sunlight, it may lead to cracking and wrinkling of shoes.
A very simple and easy way to treat smelling shoes is putting a dry tea bag in your smelling shoes and it will keep the odor away.
Before packing your backpack, adding a heavy-duty bin bag in the main compartment of your backpack can keep water away in even the heaviest downpours.
Using small waterproof pouches or ziplock bags can help you keep your electronics safe, such as camera, torch, phone, batteries, etc.
Water intake can be calculated by making small identification marks on a clean water bottle or by using a hydration pack.
Always carry an amount of money someplace, safe and dry in your backpack apart from the wallet, for any kind of emergency situation.
Cold temperatures bring down the life of batteries, always keep your power banks, batteries, wrapped in warm clothes or sleeping bag.
Always pick a sleeping bag according to your active hand, for example, a right-handed person should pick up a sleeping bag with a right-hand zip.
Sharing food is very common on trekking trails, however, this adds to the risk of sharing a lot of germs too, and these germs cause problems such as diarrhea, vomiting, and other stomach issues. To avoid such scenario, distribute food if you are sharing instead of passing the pack.
The innermost layer should be made of a material that has WICKING properties, that helps in keeping too much moisture away from the skin and also minimize the risk of hypothermia in cold conditions.
Story by : Kirti Verma
Department of Tourism, Government Of Uttarakhand
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