How to Travel Baja: Part 3, Health by What is West

Justin DeShields and Bryan Morales have us pretty well-prepared so far for a trip to Baja (Gear and Diversions), but today we get into the down and dirty details. Did you know there’s a plant down there that feels as good as toilet paper? This is the kind of information you can only get from experts. That and much more with How to Travel Baja: Part 3, Health.

1. Sage

Snip some from the hills back home a few days before departure and leave in the sun. It helps make tents and cars smell good any day. We have heard it also keep chupacabra away. 

2. Sunglasses

Polarized is the way to go.

3. Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Por los dientes. Cut the toothbrush in half to save space. 

4. Quick Dry Towel

The towel is lightweight and easy to pack. Towel absorbs up to eight times its weight in water, yet wrings out almost completely dry. Wow!

5. Wilderness Wash

Wilderness Wash is biodegradable, phosphate-free and pH neutral. We have had issues in the past with castile soap making our hair super sticky and nappy when we bathe in the ocean.

6. Anti-Bacterial Lotion

We could just not use our left hands for anything, but we find it easier to squirt this on our hands after a dump.

7. Flowers

We have found it easier to forget the TP and use the coastal plants instead. There’s a nice rosemary-type bush that feels and smells amazing. 

8. Purification Tablets

Don’t let Montezuma get his revenge.

9. First Aid Kit

Helpful to bring a small medical kit in case of minor cuts that may lead to infection.

10. Sunscreen & Chapstick

Don’t skimp out. You don’t want to look like a prune when you get back.  

11. Wide Brim Hat

Cacti do not provide that great of shade. Bring a hat, and you will not be sorry.

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