VANCOUVER, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ – The season of warmer weather, rolled down windows and the return of barbeques, picnics and pool parties is right around the corner. Along with the excitement to get back outside, it’s important to remember how to prepare and plan for outdoor fun in a way that will keep everyone as safe as possible. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing – the same rules apply for a 45-minute little league soccer game and an intensive five-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park.
Plan ahead with lists
For any activity, a quick list will help you organize what to throw in a bag so you don’t forget anything. To start, packing water bottles to avoid dehydration is a must for any outing. Whether your list contains food for a picnic, sports equipment and snacks for a little league game or a tent and the necessary supplies for a camping trip, your mind will be more at ease on-site if you know you have everything you need.
To avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort, Natrapel Insect Repellent is great to keep handy when on-the-go to help ward off bugs – and the itch eraser After Bite will help provide relief after inevitable bites and ticks.
It doesn’t take long to get a sunburn or become dehydrated in the heat either. Sunscreen, hats and water bottles are crucial items to pack for any outdoor activity.
Wear appropriate clothing
Dress for the weather. It helps to pack extra clothing with you if you’ll be outdoors for longer than a couple hours – you never know when rain will hit. No one wants to be standing outside all day long in soaking wet clothes. If you won’t be home before night time, throw a sweat shirt in your bag for when the temperature drops. Taking an extra few minutes to plan ahead before leaving your house will make a world of difference in your comfort level.