The temperatures are rising which means that summer is right around the corner. Time to break out the shorts, skirts, tank tops and sandals. But alas, having fun in the sun comes with precautions. The last thing you want after a fun day at the beach is peeling the blistering skin off your back.
I've compiled a list of five summer first-aid essentials to get you ready for lazy summer days and hot summer nights.
Camping here I come! I've got my regular list of things to pack and it's long. Included are toilet paper, sleeping bags, tent, flashlights and the list goes on and on. It's definitely a chore to get everything together, but once I'm at the campground, tent set up, ahh...heaven!
You're lost. You're in a big city like L.A. and you make a quick stop at the nearest gas station to get directions. The attendant tells you to go west on Wilshire then south on Highway 1 down a way and hook back west to find that Tex-Mex restaurant you want to try out. Question is, which way is west? But before you can ask for further detailed directions, there's a huge line formed behind you.
Not everyone has a good sense of direction. That's why tools such as MapQuest are so popular. But what if you're a naturalist and love to go camping and hiking. You can't MapQuest a beaten-trail path. If you wander off too far you can get lost rather quickly in a National Park.
As school winds down and the days get warmer, my heart starts to beat a little quicker. The kids and I both know what's coming: weeks and weeks of summer camp. From church camp to band camp to nature camp, they've tried it all. And loved every minute (except for the time I forgot to send soap AND shampoo). As a responsible, if forgetful, mother, I always try to make sure they've got the gear they need to make it through a week of adventure.
These are some of the essentials I've already started packing.
Is another weekend seriously upon us? Where does the time go my friends? My seeming inability to keep track of days aside, I have managed to track down yet another wacky product sure to be of use to some and just a blip on the insignificant radar of others. Today I introduce you to USB powered hiking boots. No, no, I'm serious. Just keep reading.