This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat®SunComfort and OFF!®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I have mentioned numerous times on this blog that I am an indoorsy person, especially in the summer. I would much rather be sitting in a screen porch with a ceiling fan than in the hot sun and the pesky bugs. But, sometimes I do want to be outdoors — at a good campfire with friends or one of my kid’s baseball games — so I need tools to replicate the indoors outdoors.
Basically, if you are going to keep me out in nature for an extended period of time, I better have comfy seating and a reasonable expectation of protection from the nature. That is why we always keep two things in the trunk of my car in the summer: camp chairs and my outdoor toleration kit.
Our city sprays for mosquitoes, but as soon as we are out of city limits, those suckers attack me like I am an all-you-can-eat buffet. Especially around my ankles. Have you ever had a mosquito bite on your ankle? It is the worst part of summer. One of the best parts of my summer is when my family goes camping at one of Michigan’s gorgeous state parks. But in order to really enjoy my time camping, OFF!® insect repellent is a must.
When we head out to the lake, I make sure everyone gets a good coat of sunscreen as well, especially the kids. I like Banana Boat®SunComfort sunscreens because not only are they waterproof for a good amount of time, but the formula actually helps to brush sand off the skin. If you’ve ever been to a beach, you know there is no good way to wash the sand off in the water. Maybe you get the sand washed off, but you have to walk back across that same beach to get back to your camper! It’s a catch-22. Thankfully the sunscreen helps the sand brush off easily.
If the day is especially hot and humid, I add a few more items to the kit: large water bottles, water spritzers, and a shade umbrella. Combine those items with my OFF!® insect repellent and Banana Boat® SunComfort sunscreen, and I might stay outside for as long as three hours. Well, two. Almost two.
You can put together your own outdoor toleration kit with one quick trip to Walmart. Throw it in the trunk of your car, so you have it any time you are require to endure the outdoors this summer!