How to Dress up As a Pioneer
Some field trips or vacations can lead to this westward time warp hiking trail. With all the sweating, whining plus the possibility of encountering Lyme disease-carrying ticks, you may think this is not your lucky day! Despite the unexpected event, you still have to look great and dress like a pioneer.
Wear simple, sturdy clothes. Don't wear the miniskirt and 3-inch heels combo. Look for easy to walk in clothing.
Be water-ready. You're going to have to cross streams in a real time machine hike. Bring extra clothes or extra socks.
Dress it up! For boys, you can wear flannel tops, jeans. No emo shirts. For girls, you can wear long skirts (Jeans were invented, but mostly men wore them.) with apron, long sleeved top, bonnet.
Avoid getting sick. Apply insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants. Girls can tie a fancy sweatshirt on for looks, that goes double for boys. Just beware of ticks, which can carry fatal diseases.
Apply sunblock. Sunblock is a must. Even if you deck out your hair with designer hats, the rest of your skin can get sunburn.
Use sneakers. The only shoe for this hike is the sneaker. It protects your feet while not making them ache, and they can look like a million bucks. Just jazz them up.
Bring a first aid kit. You can get pretty skinned up out there. Be ready for cuts.
Hit the road! Enjoy the trip.
- See if there's a picnic area for eating.
- Hiking with a guide can help you feel safer.
- Stay hydrated.
- You may want to think of pioneer (or old-fashioned) names to address everyone by.
- Bring a wagon for a true pioneer experience.
- Good luck, and have fun being a pioneer!
- Rain may overflow the streams, so look out.
- Check for ticks at the end of the hike.
- Sodas and sugary drinks attract bugs.
- If someone gets badly injured, get immediate help.
Things You'll Need
- Strong clothing
- Insect repellent
- First aid kit