Lake vacations are simply wonderful. You cannot compare the peace and tranquility that comes with spending the holidays away from the hustle and bustle of city life. However, if taking a lake vacation is one of your plans for the holidays, then it is important to maintain a check list that will help you in making sure you do not miss out any essentials.
Packing of clothes and accessories that will be of use for the exact duration of the lake vacation is essential. You must try as much as possible to minimize the weight and the size of your luggage. Pack only the most important things which may include:
You may take up to five shirts; consider choosing shirts with long sleeves that can easily be rolled up to double as short-sleeved. Make sure they are made of wrinkle-free material and dries easily over the night. See some great clothes for lake vacations here.
Pants & Shorts
Make sure they are of lightweight cotton. Two pairs of three is okay. In fact, to reduce your load, why not consider lightweight convertible pants with zip-off legs that can easily double as a pair of shorts? Since you may likely be swimming in the lake, shorts will be ideal for you as a swim wear.
Underwear & Socks
Do not forget to pack your underwear and your socks as well. Make sure they are of light material, preferably the cotton-nylon blend which is known to dry faster than materials made of 100% cotton.
Walking shoes with very good traction and comfortable to wear. You may also take along with you a pair of sandals.
This is for layering to give you warmth. You may also consider taking lightweight fleece along with you.
It should be of very light material and water-resistant. If you expect rain, then the jacket should be hooded and waterproof.
Medicines and Toiletries
If you are currently on any medication, do not forget to pack them along with you; and that includes a first-aid kit and of course, toiletries. You may likely not be staying anywhere near a settlement where you can quickly dash in and purchase toiletries or vitamins, so endeavor to pack up these important essentials; and that includes toothpaste and toothbrush.
You may bring along a tiny but very powerful LED flashlight which are extremely bright and lightweight.
Insect repellent: If you are the type that is prone to insect bites, then please bring one along.
If you love water sports, then take your waterboard with you. It’s a vacation after all; enjoy yourself and catch some fun.
Nothing enhances an outdoor adventure more than cooking up a feast. Improve your day with some grilled meat and boiled soup with a portable stove. Read this camp stove guide to help you find the perfect one for you.
Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Pad
These are important necessities you must definitely take along with you.
Sunshades, Sunscreen and Skin Lotion
Do not get sunburnt; packing up and using a good pair of sunshades and sunscreen will prevent and protect your skin.
There are lots more, but if you can get the materials mentioned above, you can be sure that your next lake vacation will be one that you will cherish forever.