The frigid cold has subsided and the sun is a shining! Now’s the time to unplug, get outside and find oneness with Mother Nature. But before you do so, make sure you are prepared to handle the elements with eco-friendly and natural gear for the outdoors. It’s safe for you, your family and the planet.
Steer clear off repellents that use high concentrations of DEET, which the EPA reports to be toxic to birds, fish and aquatic invertebrates. When selecting a product that contains DEET, look for a low dose— around 30% will do the job—or check out some of our DEET-free alternatives here to safely repel bothersome bugs without toxic chemicals or the noxious stink of synthetic sprays!
When spending longs periods of time in the sun, you’ll need a sunscreen that’s safe and gentle for the entire family. Many of LuckyVitamin’s sunscreens contain ingredients that effectively protect against UV exposure while soothing and hydrating the skin. Make sure to apply 20-30 minutes prior to sun exposure so that it can fully absorb.
Fans of the great outdoors will no doubt be familiar with the adage: “take nothing with you, leave nothing behind.” Doing so has never been easier, thanks to modern reusable storage options. Most of our storage products are BPA-free, phthalate-free and eco-friendly. Packing food for the kids? Then you’ll want to try these food containers—perfect for chia puddings, oatmeal and yogurts.
Unfortunately, the days of dipping a canteen into the cool running waters of a babbling brook or stream are pretty much a thing of the past, making some variation of the “water bottle” a modern day outdoor necessity. This insulated water bottle will keep any nature lover hydrated all day with refreshing, cold H2O, while larger groups are sure to love these reusable gallon water bottles.
When you’re out and about exploring nature, you’ll want to keep a stash of on-the-go snacks and meal replacements to keep you fueled and energized. Protein bars are always a must-bring on long hikes and dried fruits, jerky and nuts also make excellent options. The key is bringing foods that are non-perishable and ready-to-eat!
With summer quickly approaching, how will you get out and into nature? What are your favorite items to bring on a hike? Let us know below!