Often some of our newer volunteers come in not really prepared for a stay. While we make sure you stay warm and safe, it is easier if you do bring some basics with you.
PLEASE do not go broke buying stuff! We can fill in the blanks.But a little preparation will make you experience better, whichever host you end up staying with ☺
Things we feel are basic for you to have:
A good sleeping bag – it can get very cold here! You also may want to bring A favorite pillow.
A headlamp for walking at night…the house is a ways from the main cabin…and we often go on hikes that last after dark..one of our favorites is moonrise at Hawksbill Crag!
A water bottle..we’d like to discourage bottled water being brought in ….that’s A lot of packaging to recycle!
A good battery powered lamp for your tent or cabin is nice comfort to have.
Batteries! We are on limited funds, so unexpected requests for batteries can end up in whoops sorry😕
Loads of socks, Arkansas weather can be humid..and things don’t dry fast.
A warm hat..beanies work well
A warm jacket and sweatshirt. Layering clothing is good here. Mornings can be below freezing in winter, and then warm up into the 60’s.
Creek shoes..we hike our creek a lot…
Good hiking boots/work boots..you need good ankle support here..lots of rocks and ankle turners.
Be sure you have any prescriptions up to date..there are times when we don’t get out to town for over a week..our hill is very dangerous in bad weather.
Other things that are nice to have:
Chargers for your electronic gadgets…
Notebook and pencils
Swimwear and big towel in the warmer months.
Hope this helps you get ready for a visit