byAlexandra-BBY07-24-201510:24 AM - edited 07-24-201510:25 AM
I haven’t been out to the family cabin this year, but I have some fond memories of going out on the lake and grilling with the family. I remember one year where we ended up having so much fun that we made the decision to stay outside all night around the campfire and tell those stereotypical ghost stories. My sister was absolutely terrified the entire night, but it was so much fun just being out with friends and family without the pressures of real life getting in the way.
There are many items I wish we had during our weekend stays though, and lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of the things that are necessary for anyone looking to truly enjoy their day in the sun.
Koolatron Kool Kaddy = It’s always crucial to stay cool and hydrated when out in the summer heat. While any standard cooler can do this with ice, this amazing little cooler not only keeps your drinks cold, you can plug it into your car to regulate the temperature (or use the adapter to plug it into an electrical outlet). It can also work to keep items warm if you’re using the cabin in some less than ideal weather. Holding up to 57 12-ounce cans, this thing can also store food as well, like ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch.
Insignia™ - Simulated Rock Outdoor Speakers = I know you can just use a regular smartphone to listen to music no matter where you are. It can be hard to hear some awesome tunes from such a tiny, quieter speaker though, and it can really kill your phone’s battery life quickly! After playing around with them at my local store, I found these speakers have a great rich sound, and pack quite a punch with how loud they can get. They are water resistant too, so you don’t have to worry about poor weather causing unexpected problems. All you have to do is hook them up to your existing receiver, and you’re good to go!
Stinger - Outdoor Bug Zapper = I don’t know about you, but I hate being covered in sticky bug spray. I also tend to forget to reapply it after swimming in the lake, so I usually come home covered in itchy bug bites. Thankfully, this zapper eliminates the need for pesky sprays with up to 1.5 acres of coverage. It’ll take care of those bloodthirsty mosquitos, as well as any other creepy flying bugs that out to get you when you least expect it.
Smart Design - Siena LED Metal Table Lantern= This last item might seem a little odd considering most people have campfires late at night for light. I remember some nights at the cabin being unbearably hot though, and I certainly didn’t want to be responsible for tending to a fire. I can just picture my family sitting on the picnic table late at night playing some sort of board game using this little light. Using two C batteries, this LED light lasts for about 6 hours, so be sure to stock up before heading out.
What items do you think of when planning a weekend trip to the cabin?