Marie Hucal’s Camp Pro-Tips


1. Bring Lots of Socks

“One of my biggest pet peeves is having to put on wet snowboard socks in the morning.  I make sure that whenever I go on any trips during the winter or come to camp for the summer I bring plenty of socks to ride in.  I’d say bring at least two pair so you can let one set dry out for two days before having to put them back on your feet.  I bring more than two so I can prevent crunchy-sock syndrome.”

2. Sunscreen is a Must! 

“I spent the entire last summer digging so I definitely spend a lot of time under the sun up on Mt. Hood.  Nurse Greg isn’t whistlin’ dixie when he says you need to re-apply a few times each day.  Here’s the only problem: I hate regular sunscreen.  I always end up with way more than I need and it just turns into a gigantic mess no matter how careful I am.  I switched to a spray sunscreen halfway through last summer and I haven’t looked back since.  It’s really easy to re-apply so there’s no excuse for getting burnt up on-hill anymore.”

3. Pack a Laundry Bag for Clean and Dirty Clothes

“A good mesh laundry bag is another thing I take with me on all my trips during the winter where I’m living out of a suitcase.  You can pack your bags full of clean clothes, cram the mesh bag into a pocket somewhere and then you don’t have to worry about mixing up your clean and dirty clothes in your board bag or suitcase.  Clean clothes stay in the suitcase, dirty clothes go in the mesh bag and you don’t get any stink jumping from your dirty socks to your clean t-shirts.”

For a few more awesome packing tips from Marie, check out the full story here!

Photos: Amanda Hankison

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