As I’m off to the Karoo in 3 days time, I thought I’d share what I keep in my handbag while I’m in places that are a little more rustic than the city life I’m used to.
A satchel is the best things to use because I’ll generally be walking through the veld (bush) a lot while I’m away, and you generally have to climb a few fences, so I’ll need my hands free. Also, It’s easier if you’re wanting to take photos. So here are a couple of NB items that I’ll be bringing with me to the Karoo…
- Wet wipes and tissues. I can’t stress this enough. What could be more gross that a petrol station bathroom with no toilet paper or running water?
- Hair elastics – I’m used to Cape Town weather, which changes hourly and usually ends each day in gale force winds, and without the trillion hair elastics I carry on me, my hair would be a bird’s nest.
- A pocket knife. This is super important when you’re going into the bush. They have a million and one uses, and mine even has a nail file.
- Chewing gum. I don’t need to reason this.
- Clear nail varnish. I always carry clear nail polish with me, it can be used to prevent ladders in stockings from spreading and gluing things back in place.
- Canon D450 camera. I was considering bring my Diana Mini with too… But then I’ll also want to pack in the instax, and then the Polaroid will feel lonely at home.
- Lip ice. My lips tends to crack because of the dry, inland climate. I’m used to the moist costal air.
- My Moleskine and stationary. Every day, every where.
- My huge, fabulous, offensively-sized sunnies. Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean the sun won’t shine.
- Water. Source of life, defier of wrinkles, delicious and darn good for you.