We are going to the Grand Canyon. We leave next Tuesday and will be there two nights/three days. I'm so excited. I have been researching what we need for our hike.
List time!!!

  • Powdered electrolyte replacement drink like Gatorade (for dehydration)
  • Boullion cubes or the seasoning packets from Top Ramen (for Hyponatremia)
  • Jerky, granola bars, trail mix, apple, oranges...
  • moleskin/molefoam or wool or acrylic socks
  • TigerBalm or IcyHot – for muscle soreness
  • Ibuprofen or Tylenol
  • Indestructible, waterproof Wilderness Medicine First Aid pocketbook (these can be bought at the
  • backpacking store in the village for $4.95)
  • Antibacterial ointment (Neosporin)
  • Band Aids (2 or 3 different sizes)
  • Clean gauze
  • Adhesive first aid tape
  • splinter tweezers
  • lip balm with sun protection
  • sun block of at least SPF 25
  • Ace bandage
  • Large brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses