Finally decided to take that adventure to and around Yellowstone National Park? Preparing to leave and packing can be daunting on a trip like this, because you never know quite what to expect! Here are some things to remember in the week before you leave.
Many travelers will print out a packing checklist and completely forget to assure that all stays well on the home front. Make things easier on yourself and find someone to feed/play with your pet, check on the house, water the plants, hold on to a copy of your insurance policy/itinerary, while you’re away. Stopping mail delivery and turning down your heat and unplugging appliances before you leave are essentials as well.
When loading up the car or packing up a suitcase there are a few items that just shouldn’t be left behind. You won’t need a lot of clothes, especially not fancy threads, for this trip, but layering is a good idea. Pack clothes that you can easily shed and access on your trek – the days can be hot, but the nights cool down considerably. A hat is essential both to prevent sun exposure and to keep your head warm at night. Sneakers and hiking boots can be stored in a laundry bag and don’t forget unscented soap. Rain gear can’t be forgotten along with Deet bug spray, sunblock, sunglasses, and a first aid kit.
A large cooler, Camelbaks, duct tape, flashlights/headlamps, matches/candles in Ziploc bags, hand wipes, and re-usable camp bowls and utensils are other essentials. No matter where your adventures take you – duct tape can almost always be the answer.
After you’re packed and ready to go, give Yellowstone Safari Company a call to customize your adventure. Answer the call of the wild!