Of course, I love the outdoors, but being outdoors can come with its consequence if you aren’t prepared. I remember my very first long hike that I did to the peak of a tall mountain. The hike took a long time and it was a very challenging hike to do. I didn’t realize how harsh the mountain sun was and my mom and I didn’t put any sunscreen on.
We felt fine the day of the hike, but the next day, the damage was apparent. We got sun poisoning, not to mention, we both got badly sunburned. We felt too sick to get up out of our hotel bed and we even almost called the paramedics because we were so miserable. We didn’t have any real supplies for first aid and that whole week was miserable.
After learning from that experience, I now know the importance of having some good first aid kits. They don’t have to be big and bulky, there are plenty of great options that you can easily take with you and put in your backpack or even your purse. Safety and first aid is very important when out in the wilderness and the dangers are very real if you don’t pay attention to safety.