Payge McMahon is an adventure athlete, a rock star yogi and a journalist who travels the world inspiring others to get outdoors, try new things and start checking off that bucket list. She’s tried everything from climbing the Himalayas, to dogsledding in Alaska, to trekking through the Amazon Rainforest. When we were looking for the best adventure gear out there, we knew Payge would have the scoop!
Every adventure is different. Depending on where you are going, for how long, time of year, expected weather etc., what you need to pack will vary. All things equal, below are my Top 5 Recommendations!
- Sarong (colorful) – A sarong is a great multi-purpose item. I’ve used mine as a blanket, towel, head covering, dress, skirt, shawl, scarf, sling, bandage, pillow case, tarp for shade, ground cover, distress signal, trail marker, etc. Plus it hardly takes up any room.
- Nalgene/Brita Liter Bottle with filter (BPA free) – Wherever your adventurers take you, always stay hydrated and keep water on you.
- Knife with Ferro Rod – On outdoor adventures, it’s crucial to have a cutting tool and ability to make fire. Yes, of course, bring a Bic lighter, but if it gets damaged, a ferro rod attached to a knife sheath is the next best thing. I am a fan of L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives.
- Cell Phone – Not going to lie, having a smart phone is wonderful for its multipurpose functionality. In one device, you have access to your camera, Internet, GPS, calendar, music, audiobooks and countless applications. Some of the latest travel applications are truly amazing. From transportation and accommodations, to translation and language apps like Rosetta Stone or Fabulo. Take a look in the app store to see what’s available for your needs.
- Socks - Your feet are your transportation. If you don’t take care of them, you may not go anywhere. Or, you could find yourself in blister hell or with freezing toes. I swear by Wigwam socks. For backpacking I wear the Rebel Fusion Quarter and for running, I like the Thunder Pro Low Cut. Beyond keeping your feet comfortable, socks can also multipurpose. In a pinch, they can double as gloves, a pouch to carry things, potholders, a filter for water, and of course, when entertaining little ones, they can become puppets.”
Now you just need to decide where you want to go!
Learn more about Payge and her adventure travels at http://www.turnthepayge.com