Summer is just around the corner, and what's more summer prep appropriate than camping? Whether you rough it, tent it, camper or RV it, you tend to not have all the comforts and accoutrement of home when you're sleeping under the stars. Because of that it is very easy to fall into a rut of convenience store food, cooler snacks and campfire munchies. This can lead to sleepless nights as well as fatigue. A bad combo if you will be hiking, boating or engaging in any physical activities that require you to be alert and on your toes. Below are some tips to green up, health up and make the most of your next venture into the wild!:
- Eat your veggies: Fruit is fairly easy to come by, but getting your greens is near impossible. Try making a big batch of green juice before you leave and keeping it on ice during your trip. Juice spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, parsley, apple, lemon & ginger for a yummy yet healthy libation. If you will be gone too long or don't think your ice supply will keep, perhaps try a veggie supplement like Healthy To Go Go Greens, as each packet gives you your recommended 6 servings of green veggies in just a few tasty gulps. Don't forget to store your beverages in glass for numerous health reasons.
- Drink lots of water: Activities in the hot sun are a killer mix for rapid dehydration. Keep liquefied and cool. Bring a bunch of water from home in reusable or recyclable gallons. Invest in a hand pump for the 5 gallon bottles, as it makes it way easier to refill little bottles or wash dishes. It comes in really handy to fill a bowl to wash your face and brush your teeth. Be sure to dump "gray water" in designated areas, away from fresh water sources and not in the bushes.
- Block the sun: Nothing sucks worse then a bad burn on a vacation. And it will suck for years to come too. Combat the harsh rays with an organic, non-toxic sun block lotion that will keep you healthy and burn free.
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