8. Ponchos and rain gear
You never know when a vagabond cloud is going to pass through. That’s why you should always be prepared with a poncho at the ready and other protective rain gear. You should always keep your ponchos handy with you as you visit the parks, and most are packaged conveniently to fit in your pocket. If you’re carrying a bag you may also want to consider a compact umbrella and/or hat. Also note, it never hurts to pack rain boots and a rain coat to leave in your room, given the chance you will be returning before heading out again, but you’ll get by conveniently with just the aforementioned essentials.