the past month, your fam has been planning a big outdoor camping trip. You
know, the one where you hike deep into the woods with only the stuff in your
daypack. Your dad has been listing off the merits on packing lightly for weeks,
but you’re a bit stuck on where to start. Here’s our guide on what to pack
(hint: it doesn’t include platform wedges).
* Several pairs of pants and
long sleeve shirts—if you go hiking you’ll need to protect yourself from ticks
and poison ivy (ouch!).
* A few pairs of shorts and
tank tops that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty (read: sitting on a log).
* A wide-brimmed hat—to
protect your pretty face and locks from the elements. We heart this straw topper:
Wide Brim Hat, $32, guess.com
* A cute pair of sunnies to
keep the rays outta your peepers. Case in point, these floral specs:
* Waterproof shoes and a pair
* As many pairs of underwear
and socks as you think you’ll need—and then add three more pairs.
Don’t forget the SPF: Bring a few bottles of
waterproof SPF 30 sunscreen and lip balm that block both UVA and UVB rays.
Nothing kills a camping trip faster than a sunburn that keeps ya tent-bound.
Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock, $9, drugstores
Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15, $10, kiehls.com
extra: Toss in a bottle of bug spray to keep the
creepy-crawlies away. Mosquito bites? Noo, thank you.
busters: Sure your fam has tons of incredible activities
planned (s’mores?), but camping may also mean a long car ride and tons of
downtime. Here are a few boredom busters:
* A few books and magazines
you’ve been meaning to catch up on
* A football or softball to
* Small crafts to keep you
busy—who doesn’t like receiving a BFF bracelet? Head HERE for a quick how-to.
BY SIMONE SHAPIRO ON 6/19/2012 3:00:00 PM
POSTED IN fashion, summer, how to, comfortable, travel, pack right, skin