Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Camp Dress

clockwise from top left: gray | coral | stripes | black

The first time I went backpacking (as an adult), one of the girls on the trip told me to bring a comfortable dress. I was a little perplexed, but I brought my bright blue J.Crew loose-fitting dress. (I'd link you to me wearing it on backpacking trips if my ex-bf hadn't made them private :) Once we got to our camp-site all the girls busted out their dresses and started changing. Allow me pass on their infinite wisdom.

Scenario: you get to your campsite and want to change into your camp clothes.
Problem: it's too cold/you're too shy to strip down to your skivvies.
Solution: take off as many layers as you're comfortable with, then slip into the dress and change under the dress. BOOM.

I wish I still had my blue dress, but I took it on a trip to Russia and my aunt loved it so much that I had to leave it with her. So...I got to shop for another 'camp dress' for my backpacking trip next weekend!

P.S. I went with 'coral' :)

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  1. Slightly off-topic, but I don't have much to add re: camp dresses (sorry). A backpacking tradition that I picked up from friends is to pack steak in dry ice for the first day so that after an arduous hike in, you have a delicious meal to look forward to. One more piece of wisdom: if your friend is responsible for bringing the tent, verify that the poles are indeed packed (or you may end up with something like this).

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    1. Hahaha. This isn't off topic at all. I want all the backpacking advice you have. Lay it on me.

      Steak for first night's dinner sounds awesome. We are not bringing a tent. (I may have forgotten to tell Vova that :) just a tarp. We'll be sleeping under the stars. Can't wait!!

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