What To Pack
Here's a general list of things to pack with those who are coming to film and spending lots of time outdoors in mind.
Casa Otra Vez is fully furnished with lots of amenities, including hair dryers, but there are things that can help you adjust to the dry desert climate and the bright sun.
Albuquerque has big box stores such as Costco, Target, Walmart, Home Depot and Walgreens for any last minute purchases once you're here. We also have a consignment shop for outdoor gear called Outdoor REGear.
The owner likes to cook, and so the kitchen is fairly well equipped. The only thing we don't have is a blender. If you make protein shakes, bring your hand shaker with you.
To deal with the dry air
Nasal saline spray or rinse
Preservative-free eye moisturizing drops
High quality face, foot and body moisturizers
A re-usable water bottle
Walking Shoes with tread
Slippers or Flip Flops to wear inside the house. We ask that shoes be taken off.
A hat with a brim that goes all the way around.
A daypack if you like to go hiking.
A swimsuit for the local spas at Betty's or Albuquerque Baths, or to Jemez hot springs in the mountains.
A beach towel to take with you up to Jemez hot springs.
A small battery recharger for your phone
A warm jacket that can be stashed away in your backpacket. We like the new down jackets.
A polarfleece or quilted vest with pockets.
A flannel or polarfleece shirt.
Thermals to wear under your pants.
long sleeve t-shirts made of wicking materials.
Workout tights that are lined in fleece.
A muffler, scarf, and a knit cap with liner.
A shoe or boot that will keep your feet dry if it snows.
Good socks. Thurlo, and thin SmartWool socks are favorites.
Spring and Summer
Shorts with pockets for summer.
A lightweight waterproof windbreaker for summer monsoons
Short sleeve t-shirts made of wicking materials
An umbrella for summer monsoons.