As the weather warms up in the spring, many of us take to the outdoors to enjoy nature once again. As we kiss winter blues goodbye, we accept the sunshine in all of its glory, as the flowers start to bloom all over again. With so many outdoor activities planned, are you prepared?
The right hat
In order to stay protected from the sun, you’ll want to have two things with you. One item should be an environmentally friendly sunscreen to keep your skin safe from the rays.
The other item is a hat. If you’re a trendy, fashion-forward outdoors person, women’s felt hats may be the perfect way to protect your face and stay cool while also looking fantastic. Whatever your style may be, just make sure to bring a hat on your outdoor adventures.
If there were ever something you would NEED to have on your outdoor adventure, it’s water. You must stay hydrated every time you spend a considerable amount of time outside. When preparing your hydration method, always plan to bring more water than what you think you’ll need. We always need more water than we intend.
A Camelbak backpack is an excellent option as it allows you to bring both a bladder full of water and room for extra bottles. However, it may be a bit heavy for some outings. For a quick ride on a local trail, a hydration pouch may be excellent for you.
The best shoes
If you’re planning on hiking, you want to make sure you bring the right pair of shoes—especially if it’s a longer hike. The worst thing would be to feel uncomfortable with blistered feet as you try to enjoy the outdoors in the spring weather. If you’re a mountain biker, you’ll want to bring the right pair of shoes for your bike.
However, you may want to consider a comfortable alternative to those you usually ride with, if your ride is longer than your typical rides.
Spring is typically the perfect time for camping. The weather is fresher and warmer than wintertime, but not blazing hot with summer temperatures. You can easily set up a tent and feel warm with a nice sleeping bag.
The summer climate may be too much, while winter temperatures usually demand multiple blankets and layers. If you plan on camping on a multiple-day hike, spring makes it easy to carry lighter camping gear while providing you with a pleasant camping experience.
Portable phone charger
However long your hike or ride is planned to be, always plan. While you don’t want to end up in an emergency, there may be instances where you will be glad you packed extras you never thought you’d need.
From extra water to a portable phone charger, it’s always best to be prepared with things you’d want to have if an emergency occurred. A portable phone charger can help you have enough battery to reach help if needed.
Several activities should be planned for the spring season, from mountain biking in the mountains when the snow has melted to hikes near the ocean on the west coast or exploring the Mojave Desert. Whatever you have planned, it’s always best to be prepared, no matter what.
These tips mentioned above are only a few things you want to have planned. You’ll need to take the duration of your outdoor activity into account, as well as potential emergencies that you may want to be ready for, even if you don’t think they’d ever happen. But once you have a plan, you will be sure to have a fantastic and memorable time!