6 Safely Advice To Be Able To Continue Backpacking While Pregnant

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  1. 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.

  1. Compensate for your compromised balance.

Consider trekking poles mandatory, and make sure to wear boots with good ankle support.

  1. 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).

  1. Have an evacuation plan.

Always smart, but especially so now. Consider a two-way messaging device if cell service isn’t available.

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