- Avoid treating water with iodine.
It accumulates in your system in a way that you just don’t want to mess with. Treat your water in other ways, like with a filter or Steripen.
- Compensate for your compromised balance.
Consider trekking poles mandatory, and make sure to wear boots with good ankle support.
- Pack a really comfortable sleeping pad.
This is no time to tough it out on hard ground. The inflatable Big Agnes Insulated Double Z is 4 inches thick ($110; bigagnes.com).
- Have an evacuation plan.
Always smart, but especially so now. Consider a two-way messaging device if cell service isn’t available.