Summer is here! The time of year our species is best adapted to thrive in, is, not coincidentally, the time of year we best thrive in. Everything seems better between the months of May and September, from the food to the music, the sports, and the parties; summer is a fan-favorite across the country for good reason.
While the simple joys of the season, like the sun’s warmth and crashing waves on the beach are some of the most precious the world has to offer, they often require a base level of human awareness to properly enjoy. Sun burn can keep anyone on the sidelines, just as a bulky cast can keep you from enjoying the ocean; better to be prepared for the season’s activities.
Essential things needed for Summer
The risks of prolonged sun damage to our skin are well-publicized. Braving the summer’s rays without sunscreen is like walking in traffic; we all know better by now.
No summer is complete without the requisite pair of sunnies. Whether you’re a person who invests in top-shelf models or has a habit of losing things, wear your sunglass tan lines with pride.
Even if you’re not near a beach or body of water, a sprawl in the summer grass is much more relaxing than taking a seat in soggy winter mush. Extra large towels can also be great for impromptu picnics, another summertime classic.
With the help of modern technology, we can bring tunes anywhere, even under water. There are a plethora of affordable and durable wireless speaker options on the market, each will keep the party rockin’—just as long as it’s charged-up.
Why waste sunny days in traffic when you can feel the air, and the occasional bug, on your face, zooming through town on a trusty aluminum steed.
The distinct flavor of freshly grilled goodness is a staple of summer, a relic that takes root in our memory and calls out to us anytime we notice a deal on bratwurst at the grocery store or a sweet corn stand on the side of the road.
It’s well-chronicled on this very blog; we’re big fans of GoPro. And, while they continue to be in flux as a corporate entity, the core of their technology still lends itself well to the casual fun haver.
Lying in a hammock, feeling it gently sway in a breeze, is a divine slice of relaxation pie that takes the edge off of any rough day. It’s the simple things in life.
Don’t force your poor ol’ dogs to spend the summer cramped inside musty sneakers or last season’s boots. Embrace the sandal; most are cheap and last longer than you’d expect.
Even if your homestead is pumping A/C, a little air circulation can be nice in humid regions. And if is isn’t, a fan, floor, ceiling, or desk level, can be an absolute life saver.
No one’s throwing water balloons in December, at least not where I’m from. Bust out the super-soakers, horseshoes, corn-hole boards, and volleyball net—game on!