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The Art of the Handkerchief

We're delighted to feature a guest post today from our lady pal Alyx Schwarz! Alyx creates amazing outdoor getaways in Southern California with Shoestring Adventures. Live in or near L.A.? Be sure to join one of her adventures, or check out her website for high-quality camping tips and curated SoCal weekend itineraries.


I never hit the trail without my favorite accessory: The Handkerchief. While it may look like a simple square of fabric, don’t be fooled. The handkerchief is an advanced tool for the Macguyvers of the wilderness.

From keeping warm to protecting the face from dust and wind, here are just a few ways you can make use of a handkerchief on your next hike, featuring a cool design by Forest and Waves.