How to Have an Active Family Vacation at a Park

Activities Equal Injuries (Sometimes)

Of course, no matter where you choose to spend your active vacation, there are some serious necessities that must be brought along besides picnic baskets and sleeping bags. Your first-aid kit is easily one of the most important inclusions to your gear, since prompt treatment of even the smallest injury is very important. The kit should include (but not be limited to) necessities like tweezers, plastic bandages, gauze bandages, an instant cold pack, hydrocortisone cream, burn cream, pain reliever, antibacterial ointment, antiseptic, emergency flares, a flashlight (with batteries), alcohol wipes and plastic, non-latex gloves. Whether your emergency is as teensy as a splinter, or as serious as a stitch-requiring gash, it'll be easier for you to provide instant, hygienic care with all of these tools at your fingertips.

Whatever you do, don't forget two more outdoor comfort necessities: sunscreen and bug spray. Sure, you can leave 'em at home if you want to end up scratching your mosquito bite-riddled, sunburned skin, but we advise against it!