Safety is paramount on a hike — even a quick trek outside with the family. Packing a small bag with practical must-have items on the trail that can double as safety features is a great way to pack light, smart and have peace of mind once out and about.
You will need to pack a few water bottles for your hike, so make sure one of them is a LifeSaver. The all-in-one LifeSaver bottle purifies contaminated water from lakes, streams and even puddles. Without using added chemicals or water-purifying kit tools the newest LifeSaver bottle, Legend, boasts safety features including an automatic Failsafe alert prompting users to replace the cartridge, strong outer shell, durable carry and is BPA- and BPS-free. One unique aspect of the water-purifying bottle is it doesn’t require any measuring or wait time while filtering out bacteria, viruses and parasites. Prices range from $90–125 per bottle, depending on the size.
First-aid kits are a must on any hiking trip. From minor cuts and bruises to more dramatic accidents, having a go-to pack filled with medicine, bandages and gauze can be a handy tool. Check out REI’s full list of suggested packs, or mix and match your own custom kit specific to your families’ needs.
Having a flashlight with backup batteries and enough food and snacks for the day (and then some) is an easy way to have the essentials without adding too much to your pack. Be sure to have a few handy tools for just-in-case situations like an all-purpose kit or a Swiss Army knife. Newer models have a lighter, flashlight and tire pressure gauge, which can come in handy for a variety of circumstances.
Having gear for all weather possibilities can help save you and your family from an impromptu downpour or change of weather. Pack portable ponchos, hand warmers for cold weather, clean socks and any other light and quick items you can change into in surprise conditions. With a few well-packed small towels, you can quickly dry off weather-proof gear after rainfall and carry on with your hike. Check out Eastern Mountain Sport’s list of tents and shelters to quickly assemble and retreat from the weather.
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Tokyo is a fascinating city that draws visitors for many reasons. Some go for the city’s exceptional cuisine, some look to experience a city teeming with technical innovations, while others go to discover Japan’s fascinating culture. But one theme seems to be constant no matter what your reason for visiting the city; it is a great place for family travelers, with plenty to see and do.
Are your upcoming family travels taking you on a road trip? It’s not always easy trying to keep an eye on the little ones while also keeping an eye on the road, but with Tiny Traveler, parents can have peace of mind about their child's safety on the road. This safe companion monitors the kids and can even record precious moments for eternity.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.