SALT TRAIL PACKING ES­SEN­TIALS

Time Out Malaysia Visitors Guide - - FOOD GLOSSARY -

• Gloves are handy as there many parts of the trail that will re­quire you to climb on all fours, and to hold onto roots, trees, vines etc.

• Shoes will get wet mul­ti­ple times, so en­sure you have some­thing hardy. The lo­cals swear by the ubiq­ui­tous Adi­das Kam­pung, but go with some­thing you’re com­fort­able with. If you’re wear­ing a new pair of shoes, make sure they’re bro­ken in be­fore the trip.

• Malaria tablets, as the dan­ger of malaria is al­ways present. Consult your doc­tor while plan­ning the trip.

• Mosquito/in­sect re­pel­lent.

• Leech socks are op­tional. These lit­tle vam­pires are ev­ery­where.

• Snacks for a boost of en­ergy, and to cheer you up when the go­ing gets tough. Keep it sim­ple with choco­late and trail mix.

• Clothes should be kept to a bare min­i­mum, with one set for trekking and another for sleep­ing.

• Sleep­ing bag, as tem­per­a­tures can drop very quickly once the sun goes down.

The most im­por­tant thing to have on you is a pos­i­tive and open mind. The trail is a test of men­tal en­durance more than phys­i­cal strength. Al­ways, al­ways lis­ten to your guide and have fun!

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