Give a woman a reason to shop…
Yes, it’s a stereotype, but I happen to fit it so well. We each have a list of must-haves for the trip and all of your must-haves must fit into a carry-on with a max of 16 lbs. (We are load balancing with the books and supplies we are delivering to the orphanage and children’s library.)

Here’s what I have thus far:

  • waterproof knee-high boots
  • lightweight rain jacket with hood
  • mid-weight water repellent jacket
  • water repellent lightweight trail pants
  • Buff headwear with built-in insect shield (plus a couple of back-up bandanas)
  • various long-sleeve tees and a hoodie tee
  • water purification tablets
  • Ben’s insect repellent wipes and Repel insect spray (100% DEET … ew!)
  • nuts, Cliff and Kind bars
  • dry shampoo
  • liquid Band-Aid
  • LED flashlight

…all to jam into my new Osprey Talon after dousing with Repel Permanone insect repellent. Eleven pounds … and counting …

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