Great Gear to Help You Explore Nature (While Social Distancing)
Social distancing is wise—and absolutely necessary right now—but that doesn’t have to mean hunkering down indoors. Taking a hike, as long as you can safely get to a not-crowded park or trail, can keep you appropriately far from other people while also helping to reduce your anxiety levels. Here’s the gear we wear or take with us when we head into the wilderness.
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Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.