The summer season offers warm weather and plenty of sunshine to enjoy time outdoors with family and friends. Whether it's hosting a cookout or taking a camping trip, there are enough activities to keep you busy until the weather turns cooler once again. There are a few things that you want to keep in mind so that your adventures are safe for everyone and so that you're prepared for anything before the event.
If your summer plans include a BBQ, then you want to gather all of the supplies that you need for your grill. The first thing that you need to do is determine what kind of grill you have. A charcoal grill is usually easier to deal with as all you need to do is get a bag of charcoal and a bottle of lighter fluid. Wait until the coals are gray before putting the cooking grate on top of them so that they are as hot as possible.
This will prevent uneven cooking. If you have a propane grill, then you need to make sure the tank has propane inside. Some stores will offer a free exchange for an empty canister as long as you buy more propane. When you get propane you need to monitor the level in the tank and if there are any leaks as you don't want an explosion to occur.
No matter what activity you're doing in the summer, you need to stay hydrated. Fill a bottle halfway with water, and put it in a freezer on its side. When the water freezes, remove it and fill it with water. You'll have a refreshing drink that keeps you cool in the summer. Avoid drinking sodas as they tend to dehydrate you more than other beverages.
Protect Your Skin
Wear sunscreen whenever you’re outside in the sun. In addition to sunburns, which are just uncomfortable, too much time in the sun without sunscreen can lead to skin cancer. Children should wear sunscreen with a higher SPF number than adults. If you're going to be in the water, you need a waterproof sunscreen. Some products have insect repellent blended with them as well, which is ideal if you're going camping.
Proper Camping Clothing
It might seem odd to wear long pants in the summer, but if you're going hiking, then you want to be protected. Wear clothing for the activity. Lighter colors reflect the sun and will usually keep you cooler than darker colors.
Whether you're spending time with family and friends in the summer or want to be alone with nature, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind so that you have a safe adventure. Stay hydrated, and eat the proper foods to maintain your energy. Protect the skin and eyes with the proper gear so that you don't spend the next few days indoors because of a sunburn. Most of all, have summer fun with camping and cookouts!