Wilkinson is a travellin' female with a lovely light sense of
humour. In this contribution she advises other Journeywomen preparing
for a trip to "pack light but always carry lots of bandanas."
As you travel the world carrying
only your backpack or other small bag you want to be prepared
for as many eventualities as possible. Since you can't possibly
carry all the things you might need, I counsel you to stock up
on bandanas instead. With a supply of these, you can get by in
at least 40 different situations.
a headband, etc...
as a dish cloth
Use as a headband
It's a picnic napkin
It's a first-aid tourniquet
Tie a ponytail
Use as a hankie
Carry your lunch
It's a pillow cover
Play tug of war with
new travel friends
Stay cool - just wet
and tie round your neck.
a bracelet, etc...
with travel partners in a crowd
Clean your camera lens
It becomes a placemat
Shine your shoes
Tie extra stuff to your
Polish your fruit
Wear as a funky bracelet
Collect shells on the
beach, berries in the woods
Cover your nose in a
Wipe away sweat or ..
a blindfold, etc...
Use as a belt
Use as a bandage
as a washcloth
It serves as a sling
Wear as a "sleep"
Shoo away bugs
Cover your nose or mouth
from foul smells
Stay clean sitting on
Wrap a gift
Protect your head from
a necklace, etc...
your voice on the phone
Wear as a necklace
Fill with ice and
use as compress
Clean your sunglasses
Mark a trail
Cheer at a concert
or sporting event
Wipe the windshield
of your rental car
Unveil a surprise
Wrap breakable gifts
in your knapsack
Bandana Tips from Journeykiddies...
am a grade one teacher in Corbell Elementary School in
Frisco, Texas, a suburb northwest of Dallas. We were planning
for a camping trip this year and wanted you to know we
used your Journeywoman website for ways to use a bandana.
My students came up with some ideas that they'd like to
add to your article. It will make them very proud to see
them posted. Our tips are: using a bandana for (1) a fan
(2) a glove (3) write on it to make a message (4) clean
a dirty toilet (5) cover your head at night to keep warm
and (6) cover your face to keep bugs out of your mouth.
Thank you; we enjoyed your site!
Michele, Frisco, USA
And finally, always
carry a supply of new bandanas in your backpack. They're inexpensive,
they take up no room at all and they make fabulous gifts and icebreakers
for those other travellers you meet along the way. Tell them about
this "bandana" list. See if together you can dream up
new uses. When you get home click
here and share your new list with Journeywoman. We'll publish
the best as we receive them.
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