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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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The 17 Items You Need in Your Outdoor-Adventure First-Aid Kit

I spend a lot of time doing things that have the potential to leave a serious mark. If you do, too, you have no business wandering around without a purpose-built first-aid kit. You… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/17-items-you-need-your-outdoor-adventure-first-aid-kit/

Healthy Food For Burning Man? Totally. Here's How to Do It.

Healthy eating in the alternate-universe atmosphere of Black Rock City presents -- shall we say -- unique challenges. Here's what food to pack for Burning Man to fuel your journey into the dust.
Doing some food planning for Burning Man? Getting nervous 'cause the closest Whole Foods is, like, light-years away? Yep. Healthy eating in the alternate-universe atmosphere of B… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/healthy-food-burning-man-totally-heres-how-do-it/

In Praise of Crazy

“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato, the Phaedrus
“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/praise-crazy/

Stuff You Can't Do As An LIP (And A Few Things You Can)

Are you ready for the bad news? (Spoiler: there isn't much.)
You probably have a pretty good idea of the stuff you'd have to give up as a digital nomad.  The thing is: you're wrong. Be ready to raise an eyebrow or two. Stuff you can't … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/stuff-you-cant-do/

How to Save A Ton of Money on Food in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland -- And Be Healthy, Too

Don't let Lauterbrunnen's price tag spook you. There are plenty of hacks.
When I tell people that I live more cheaply in my current digs -- the pristine, legendarily pricey tourist Mecca of Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley -- than I do in my Salt Lake… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/save-money-lauterbrunnen-food/

Immune Hacks for Travel: What Works

Hear this: the hippie stuff works. Surprised? Don't be.
Vitamin C? Sorry. Doesn't work. Echinacea? Yeah…nope. If your go-to weapons are useless, what do you do in the face of a planeful of impending sicknesses? Baby your body th… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/immune-hacks-travel-what-works/

Travel Insurance for the Digital Nomad (Or: Ya Feeling Lucky, Punk?)

To insure or not to insure? If you’re smart about it, however, you can generally reduce (or, even, eliminate) the hit while retaining your sanity and peace-of-mind.
To insure or not to insure? When you're already looking at a hefty tab for your travel, it's hard to think about adding additional line items to the budget. If you're smart abo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/travel-insurance-long-termer-necessary-safety-or-utter-waste/

How to be a Biologically Female Traveler: The Quick-and-Dirty Guide

OK, fellas—click away. This one’s for women only.
OK, fellas—click away. This one’s for women only. Shoo. There are aspects of travel that men will only experience by proxy. He’ll never be compelled to search for a tampon in the… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-lady-stuff/

Health on the Road: The Hacker’s Guide to Bug Bites

For many expats and LIPs, bug bites are a hard fact of life. There’s no avoiding it — so ya gotta be ready.
Mosquitoes. I hate them. Irony: I've spent years in the practice of extreme sports, and the only thing that has actually landed me in hospital is a little @#$%&$F*ck$# small en… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-bug-bites/

Health on the Road: The Hacker’s Guide to Fitness

Full-time travel requires full-time focus on the vehicle that moves you through this beautiful world: your human body.
I have a couple of good guesses about you. Wanna hear ‘em? Chances are, you’re mobile enough that a gym membership (or day passes, where they exist) aren’t going to help you m… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-fitness/

Health on the Road: The Hacker’s Guide to Sex

Love and travel are not mutually exclusive, but you've gotta do it right.
Chasing dreams around the world with the person you love is so. Very. Sexy. Keep it that way. I’ll let other writers elucidate the finer points of the searing-hot mating rituals … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-sex/

Health On The Road: The Hacker’s Guide to Sleep

Go gentle into that good night.
Full-time travel can keep you up at night. Sleep cycles have a tendency to get a little crazy outside the carefully managed variables (and easy familiarity) of a "home" environme… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/health-road-hackers-guide-sleep/

How to Build a Bulletproof Travel Toiletry Kit

Just eight little steps will keep you tidy, sweet-smelling and sane in the security queue, all over the world.
Packing for long-term travel poses a number of interesting challenges—from dialing in a capsule wardrobe that fits into your carry-on to finding the right luggage*. One of the clas… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/how-build-bulletproof-travel-toiletry-kit/