A Few Things Rangers Use to Brave Nature’s Worst
1 Wool Everything
Wool pulls water away from skin, so you stay warm when things get soggy. Socks, shirt, long underwear, etc.
2 Lots of Chocolate
It’s the best trail-mix ingredient by far. And maybe it’ll distract you from the 40-mileper-hour ash winds.
3 Poop Trowel
You gotta dig 6 inches down in the dirt for number two. Really. No one cares how cold you are. And pack out your dirty toilet paper.
4 Tent Incense
Sure, it smells groovy. But it’ll also help ward off pesky mosquitoes —and some rangers swear by its ability to “keep the funk out.”