Thursday, January 1, 2015

Consider bringing small bottle of hand sanitizer on day hike with kids

Photo courtesy of Photoree
A small bottle of hand sanitizer often is a good supply to bring on a day hike, especially if you have children who will snack along the way. Kids are apt to run their hands through dirt, rub their fingers along leaves and rocks, and cup in their palms water from streams you stop beside.

While not a perfect solution to keeping their hands clean – biodegradable soap will more effectively get rid of any germs – sanitizer in a bottle is more convenient to use and less messy to store. If taking hand sanitizer with you, opt for an unscented kind.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.