Posted on: 23 September 2020
If you're a new tour guide and you'll be taking your customers on multi-day tours of rural places (like forests, the outback, etc.) that don't have any accommodation, then you and your tour groups will need to do some wild camping. If this is the case, the advice below could come in handy.
Pick up several of the same types of lightweight t-shirts, trousers or shorts at a work clothing store
You will have to stock up on some clothes for your new occupation at a work clothing store. It is best to opt for several lightweight versions of the same garments. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, you may need to carry your camping equipment in your rucksack whilst giving the guided tour. If you pack lots of heavy clothing, you might become fatigued, in which case you may have to either take lots of breaks or give a rather half-hearted tour. In either case, the members of the tour group might not be impressed. By packing lots of lightweight items that won't weigh you down and that you can easily layer if you get chilly in the tent at night, you can provide an energetic and informative tour.
Secondly, the items you pick up at this clothing store should be similar or identical to one another so that you essentially end up wearing a uniform each day. This will make you look professional (which matters, even when you're giving a tour in the wilderness) and will mean you don't have to waste the small bit of free time you have each day deciding what to wear.
Make sure you've got your route planned out and that you've checked the forecast before you buy any clothes
Before entering any work clothing store, you should ensure that you know exactly which route you'll be taking your tour group on and that you've had a look at the forecast. This way if you need specific garments to wear during certain parts of the tour or for a certain type of weather, you can pick them up whilst you're in the store.
For instance, if you'll be hiking by a river, you might want to bring along some smart-looking shorts so you can take the tour group into the water and do some paddling or show them the aquatic life in the river. If it's likely to rain and you'll be hiking on dirt paths, you should get some tall gumboots that will shield your trousers or bare legs from the water and mud that will inevitably splatter towards you whilst you walk. This is important, as when you're camping in the wild, you won't have access to clothes-washing facilities or showers.
For more information, reach out to a local work clothing store.Share