Summer Survival Kit

By admin
May 17, 2017

Top view of sandy beach with symbol and copy space

As the temperature rises and the days get longer, we all want to be outdoors and enjoy all the activities summer has to offer. But hot weather also brings on its own set of challenges when it comes to keeping our families safe from summertime hazards without putting a damper on the fun.

Summer sports, routine exercise and family outings are all great opportunities for staying active in the great outdoors. Taking the right precautions before hitting the court, the links, the beach or the trail can help you keep safe while taking advantage of the fresh air and sunshine.

Whether it is a well-appointed gym bag or the quintessential “mom bag,” having the right stuff handy when you are going to be out and about this summer can make the difference between a crisis averted and a good day spoiled.

The Basics & Then Some:

  • waterproof bandagesBottle of Water
  • wipes: baby, antibacterial
  • hats & sunglasses
  • medications: for chronic illnesses
  • water (and lots of it)
  • clean towel
  • flashlight and extra batteries
  • small scissors
  • sunscreen
  • creams: antibiotic creams for cuts & scrapes, anti-itch steroid ointment
  • hand sanitizer
  • Moleskin for blisters
  • Numbing spray for burns, sunburns, cuts or scrapes
  • Crushable icepack for bruises
  • Benadryl for stings and allergic reactions for kids and adults
  • Epi-pen for anyone with known allergies
  • Ibuprofen and Tylenol for kids and adults
  • Insect repellent 3 Ace bandage
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Cool wraps for the neck
  • Tweezers
  • Ziploc bags of a couple of sizes
  • Plastic garbage bags for cleanup and makeshift rain gear

To avoid having to dig to the bottom of your survival bag for the item you need, organize items by use and divide them into separate Ziploc bags.

Once you have your survival kit equipped, you’ll just have to replenish it as needed to be ready to take off on another summer adventure. As with any good mom’s purse, your summer survival kit might be the subject of some good-humored fun, until the need arises and you can reach for the perfect item to save the day.

 

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