1. Pack a complementary first aid kit
In addition to any medications recommended by your primary care provider, it’s helpful to create a complimentary first aid kit for your journey. This can include simple natural remedies, such as chamomile tea or melatonin to help with sleep, charcoal for early stages of minor diarrhea, and even diaper cream if you suspect your skin might get irritated on a long hike or in humid weather. If you have any specific needs or fussy preferences, such as allergies to certain materials, it’s best to assume you won’t be able to find your go-to specialty product wherever you’re going.