What to do? To protect my face and neck, I relied on two items I always carry: a visor and bandana. (Any snug-fitting hat would work, I'm just partial to visors.)
|Bandana in action. Photo courtesy of backpackinglight.com.|
Bandanas are inexpensive, lightweight, and useful for many things in addition to emergency sun protection—I definitely recommend carrying one. Personally, I pack a bright orange version that provides me with extra visibility during hunting season and in potential emergency situations.
There's a better option, of course, to keep harmful UV rays at bay. Don't leave your sunscreen in the car!!
“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.