Sunblock - Preferably waterproof, at least 34 SPF
Water - At least 1.5 liters per person.
Hat - Preferably one which will cover the head and forehead (e.g.,
baseball cap or sun hat) and thus protect against
sunstroke. Radiation in Israel is much stronger than in the US and
head covering should be worn at all times between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Comfortable walking shoes - Good shoes are strongly recommended for
tiyulim on uneven surfaces, and for descending and climbing. I
strongly urge my clients not to wear crocs on tiyulim. Hiking boots
or water shoes are necessary for specially marked tiyulim.
Swimming - If young children who cannot swim are traveling with you,
be sure to pack an inflatable tube and/or water-wings for each
Medicines - I carry a first-aid kit with Advil/Tylenol, Imodium
(anti-diarrhea), iodine, band-aids, ace bandage, salve for burns and
stings, etc. I strongly suggest that you bring items which you deem
Miscellaneous - (optional) Needle and thread, plastic bags for wet
suit/water shoes, sucking candies, extra pair of socks, fanny-pack,
backpack, waterproof camera, spare glasses etc.
© 2011 - Ezra Rosenfeld
Photo credits - Eliyahu Rosenfeld