In an earlier blog I had mentioned that the humidity in PNG is apparently appalling. At my fundraising morning tea last week a lady who had lived and worked in PNG told me to make sure I only wear cotton clothing. I suggested that I was going to take a woollen T-shirt because it soaks up the sweat and doesn’t smell, but she was insistent that cotton was the only way to go. Well, my Bibbulman track hiking friend, Deb, has bought me a pair of woollen underwear to try before I go! I never knew there was such a thing as woollen underwear. The label says that merino wool keeps you cool, dry and oudor free – sounds good to me. Anyway, after talking to a few people in the know I’m going to follow the wool route – lightweight T-shirts to soak up the sweat and keep me cool. I’ll report back after my trip.
Today I went to Mountain Designs as they were having a fantastic sale and managed to find some lightweight long pants that are soaked in mozzie repellant and antibacterial/fungal stuff! Wow! They’ll be perfect and what’s even better is that they were $150 and on sale they were reduced to $54. Wow again! It was fortunate that Deb was with me because she helped me choose the pair with the right number of pockets in them, something which I had failed to consider.
Now Deb, who is a bit of a gadget girl has introduced me to something quite special – a GoGirl http://www.go-girl.com/. What is it you may be asking? Well, it’s a little device that lets girls urinate standing up! You read it correctly… My children think its hilarious and my husband says he wants one too! You see, I have been wondering how I’ll manage when I need to ‘see a man about a dog’ while travelling through the jungle. It’s easy in the Aussie bush, plently of spaces between the trees and bushes to be able to find a safe spot to squat, but where I’m going is thick jungle. I now have the answer. Thanks Deb!
Their slogan is: GoGirl: Don’t take life sitting down! I like it…