Cottage Season: Know Before You Go

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Cottage Season: Know Before You Go Spring has arrived and cottage season is officially in full swing. If you are one of the lucky ones and have a slice of paradise detached from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is likely you are starting to plan and prepare your upcoming adventure. It is no question, visiting a cottage requires a little bit of thought because realistically a remote location isn’t exactly ideal for last minute supplies and resources. Forgot your phone charger? Chances are the nearest store isn’t a brisk walk away. Surrounded by water, conservation and greenery, wildlife and sunshine, the isolation can often come with a handful of complications. It is essential you and your family hit the road for cottage country well prepared. There is nothing we love more than going off the grid. Limited distractions, stress and chaos offering an endless supply of vitamin D and outdoor entertainment. But what happens when an unexpected medical emergency breaks out? What are the chances your cottage is fully equipped to handle a crisis? Every minute counts and unfortunately, first responders may need quite a few of those minutes to reach you. Before we list our must-have cottage basics, one of the most critical supplies every single cottage MUST have is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest and can help restore a healthy rhythm. This portable machinery is an essential piece when going off the grid because travel time and limited resources can jeopardize life-saving potential. Discover the life-saving benefits of an AED and which one might be right for you. Don’t let a medical emergency negatively impact your cottage experience. Go ahead and prepare for too much sunshine, land and water activities gone wrong, unexpected burns and painful stings and any other obstacles that may occur away from home. Top 3 Must-Have Cottage Supplies 1. Burn and Cool Jel 2. Bite and Sting Extractor Kit 3. Waterproof Boat and Marine First Aid Kit