Here is a quick list of the TEN must-haves Dr. Adrienne always brings with her camping:
- Essential Oils – Lavender + Peppermint + Terra Shield
(I will pack a small tub of coconut oil and then drop a couple drops in my hand to make a cream with it)
- Lavender I love for after a bit too much sun
- Lavender and peppermint I will mix together and straight put on bug bites (no carrier)
- Terra shield for the bugs I rub everywhere, behind my ears, on my clothes!
- Peppermint – I love to rub over all the sprained ankles but if I have my anti-flame which I usually do, I go use that first. Peppermint is also great for a fatigue pick me up. Get the fire going, boil some water and have instant peppermint afternoon tea.
- Tune Up Balls
- After nights of not sleeping in my bed, carrying packs and paddling – lying on these under the sun are as close to heaven as I can get
- Rock Tape
- #1 injury camping necessity – sprained ankles, I wont go camping without this tape – well this and the acupuncture needles I also pack, to help tone down swelling pain and get function back quickly – then tape that puppy up!
- Colibiri Bags
- I love these things for the obvious snack bags but I pack my toiletries in them. They are attractive and functional!
- Nuun Electrolytes
- Helps to keep you hydrated throughout the days and they taste amazing
- Roller Water Bottle
- Anything that has dual purposes like that, I am all for it. Hydration AND working out muscles – I experimented with it at Family Camp and it was a hit, everyone wanted one! What I would say with the metal interior, it is for an experienced foam roller! If this is your first foam rolling experience, try an actual foam roller first!
- Druide Organic Natural Environmentally Friendly Soap
- If you have the chance to shower in the lake (such a great experience) you need an Eco-Friendly soap. Don’t gasp but I this turns into an everything wash, hair included!
- Lysine Pills and Ointment
- I have been getting cold sores since I was about 13. I call myself the Queen of coldsores. I have tried everything (every medical ointment known) and the one thing that works if I get on it right away is the Lysine. I will not go anywhere where I have the potential of having too much sun without my Lysine packed. I take it in vitamin form the moment I feel that familiar tingling and then get some creme on it. (I like the attacking it from all sides approach!)
- Leaves of Trees Deodorant
- After days in the woods – just a little pick me up of this lavender deodorant makes me feel slightly human again. It is amazing, despite the camping stink, how effective it is!
- Peppermint Headache Stick
- The perfect size travel roll on if headaches should arise. Also a wonderful pick me up after a long day of paddling on all those pressure points.
What are your camping must-haves?
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