The wintery weather has well and truly hit, and with it comes a greater risk of developing injury or illness due to our desire to stay inside and avoid our normal outdoor play and exercise routines.
But this year, don’t let the winter season cause your health to fall by the wayside: we’ve got some great ideas to get you out, about and moving to ward off the winter blues, as well as tips to keep you safe and sound during your adventures.
Here we share with you our four top tips for surviving winter’s chills and spills:
1. Snow bunnies: hop to it!
A family holiday to the snow is a sure-fire winner during the cooler months. Who doesn’t love the idea of snowball fights, sledding and a cheeky hot chocolate or two?
Giving skiing or snowboarding a go is a great way to get your cheeks flushed and your heart rate up, but prior to your trip to the slopes, preparation is a must.
Before you leave home, make sure your car is ready for the journey ahead. This includes double-checking all of your lights are working, and ensuring your tyres are in good condition (and, of course, you should carry a spare).
Practise fitting your snow chains to your wheels before you leave home, so you’re not trying to figure it out as the first icy winds hit, and carry a spade, tow rope, ground sheet and extra warm clothes, just in case your car trip takes an unexpected turn.
Most importantly, make sure you’ve got your Survival Vehicle First Aid KIT in easy access in the car, and ensure its fully stocked and ready to go should you need it. Whether you’re travelling in a car, 4WD, caravan or motorhome, Survival’s Vehicle First Aid KIT will help prepare you for any emergency on the road to the slopes.
2. Camping in the cooler months
Camping really can be an all-weather family activity, and while us Aussies are made of tough stuff, we’re sometimes not so good at coping in the great outdoors when the weather takes a turn.
Make sure your equipment is all weather-proof and in good nick – so no holes in your hiking boots, or threadbare socks – and invest in a good tent and sleeping bag. Trust us, it’s worth the extra cash, and you won’t regret it at 2am.
Of course, there’s not just comfort but safety to worry about.
Whether you’re hiking up a mountain or day-tripping through the sand dunes on your way to your next campsite, Survival’s Camping First Aid Bundle will give you peace of mind and help prepare you for any winter emergency.
Containing the Travel First Aid KIT - Australia’s ultimate adventure KIT -- as well as the small and super-light Compact First Aid KIT, the comprehensive Camping First Aid Bundle has all the first aid contents you’ll need to help keep you safe on your next camping adventure, rain, hail or shine!
3. Hitting the water in winter
Many people seem to bring out the boat only when the weather hits 25 degrees, but winter is a great time to hit the water.
In Australia, the middle months of the year can actually offer calmer and more predictable weather than in the warmer months, and in winter, windless days can mean flat seas… perfect for those who prefer it a little less choppy!
As always, safety comes first when you’re in and around the water. Combining our comprehensive Workplace First Aid KIT and durable Waterproof Box, the Boaties First Aid Bundle is the ideal first aid solution for travels on the water this winter, containing all the essential items to respond to minor and major emergencies.
4. Shop up a (wintery) storm for EOFY
You’re all clued up on the best safety buys to keep you and your family safe this winter, so now it’s time to act.
Don’t wait until you’re faced with an emergency this winter. With our End of Financial Year (EOFY) sale, you can get up to 50% off a huge range of fantastic Survival products, including our Family First Aid Bundle, Camping First Aid Bundle, Outdoor Bundle and more.
These incredible discounts are only available until June 30 so don’t miss out!
Keep your family safe this winter
Find all the best first aid equipment for your winter adventures at survivalfirstaidkits.net.au.