Preparation for the activity An insider’s tip: A small bottle of tea tree oil.
This small bottle can help with just about anything, fits into any rucksack and is your ideal tour companion. A drop of this oil reduces any inflammation caused by minor injuries, athlete’s foot or insect bites. Its aroma masks odours, so you can use it for washing on long tours. Be careful – don’t let it get into your eyes because it burns! If you become ill when hiking, dilute a drop of tea tree oil with some water and drink it. Even gargling it helps – e.g. if you have an inflammation of the gums or a sore throat.