This would be the only time I don't worry about luxury. It's not so much about the weight as I don't like to wear makeup when I hike. It just makes my face feel grimy by the end of the day. I like to smell good, but I don't use highly scented soaps or perfume when I'm planning to be outdoors. It attracts bugs. I will not skip deodarant though.
I don't have much in that category. I don't use make-up or deodorant at home, so of course don't carry any on the trail (just sunscreen and Chapstick, plus some hand lotion to use at night--helps keep the hands from drying and cracking so much.
The only beauty item I carry that my spouse doesn't is my hairbrush/comb. He doesn't carry either because he doesn't have enough hair to brush.
Note: I am about as tomboy as you can get, and my mother was too--so neither of us ever learned to use makeup or any of that
Right behind you. No makeup for me either, and don't own a hair dryer. Heck, I don't even use hair conditioner (goes with not ever using a hair dryer.)
So, my trail luxuries aren't girly. They're more along the lines of reading material, camp shoes, a good pillow, dedicated sleepwear (long merino baselayer), and a sleeping pad that I like as opposed to the lightest.
I too like to have enough yummy food, and don't leave home without a book
Count me in with this group! I have carried deodorant on the trail -- but only because I couldn't stand the stink of my performance shirts. I do use a blow dryer and makeup sometimes -- but those items go in the after-hike bag for when we have our celebratory dinner. I can barely stand to have even just sunscreen on when I'm sweaty and dirty.
Post by hikerchick395 on Jul 4, 2017 10:01:30 GMT -8
Whatever makes you happy and confident...include it.
For myself, I look like a disaster without make-up...fly away hair, sweat, salt, dirt, blemishes and teary eyes...and that isn't just when hiking. I can't imagine myself with a sweaty mess of make-up to add to that. I do see perfectly coiffed women with expertly applied make-up on the trail and I always wonder how they manage that.