1. Sunscreen

Summer fun comes with a price: Summer heat. It is essential to protect your skin from the sun’s rays if you are going to spend a lot of time outside. If you are in a shady area (like a forest), this might not be necessary. However, when you’re planning to be out in the sun for a while, sunscreen is an essential thing. You might also want to carry a cloth that retains water (like a shammy towel or something similar). This can be soaked with cool water, wrung out slightly, and then placed around your head/neck.

2. Canoe Or Kayak

Summer is the best time to get out and do some fishing. Whatever you might be trying to catch, a canoe or a kayak will be a great asset. Sure, you could just fish from the shore, but a boat gives you certain advantages. You can change locations more easily and certain methods become easier. Basically, a boat allows you to go where the fish are…rather than waiting for them in a certain spot. Besides that, boating can be a lot of fun anyway.

Best of all, boating and fishing can be done on public lands. This means you don’t have to own any property or get permission from someone who does. As long as you have the relevant licenses, anyone can use these public resources. For instance, lake claiborne camping is a fine location for recreational water activities. It is easily one of the best public fishing spots in Louisiana.

3. A Drink Cooler

Summer is the best time to get out and enjoy the sun. Unfortunately, the human body can only take so much heat before it needs a drink. Although there are many places where drinks can be purchased, those places are not always nearby. For instance, let’s say you are out on the beach and you develop a powerful thirst. The beach concession stand might be all the way on the other side of that beach, and you’re already dehydrated. Walking all that way is going to be rather unpleasant for you. That’s where you need a high-quality drink cooler, of course. Regardless of what outdoor activities you prefer, the need for good hydration is universal.

4. Pet Harness

When we talk about outdoor fun in the summertime, we shouldn’t forget about our animal companions. Dogs and other pets can really benefit from a romp in the pleasantly warm weather, as you probably know. Unfortunately, they will often get so excited that they break their leashes or otherwise escape. Nothing will ruin a fun time quite like a lost pet. Everyone will have to stop whatever they’re doing and go after the animal, which is a pain for all involved. And, of course, there is also the danger that your pet will get hurt or cause trouble.

Collars simply aren’t good enough for most dogs. This is especially true of dogs with a thick neck area (like most bully breeds). Because there isn’t much difference between the size of their neck and the size of their head, the collar cannot be tightened sufficiently without choking the animal. Thus, you need a good stout harness. Make sure it has no neck straps and make sure that its main connections are strong enough to hold your pet.

5. A Good Walking Stick

This one is incredibly simple and incredibly easy to find. A walk through a wooded area will give you all sorts of options for a walking stick. You can go ahead and buy one if you want, but that’s not necessary unless you want something fancy. For simple usability, however, you don’t need anything ornate. It’s best to choose a stick that fits your height. When standing straight up with the stick in your hand, the bottom end of the stick should touch the ground. It should do so without any need to lower your hand too far. Look for hardwoods like Oak, Locust, and Osage, as they will give more strength with a smaller stick.

Conclusion

All of these items will come in very handy as you enjoy the summertime with your friends and family. Of course, there are many other items that can help, but we consider these to be among the most essential. We thank you for reading and wish you a pleasant day.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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