Tips on Preparing Your Cottage for Summer

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, First Aid

Tips on Preparing Your Cottage for Summer Summer is just around the corner and at First Aid Canada we want you to be fully prepared to make the most of it. Cottages are a great way to escape the bustle of the city and spend tranquil time amongst nature. Because being in a cottage can leave you quite secluded and far from resources such as doctors or paramedics it is important to prepare yourself for emergencies to avoid pain, trauma and hospital visits. In addition to our fully stocked Cottage Kit, which comes in both Standard and Deluxe sizes, there are a few …

Tips for Safe Hiking

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Sports Safety

With the weather heating up, especially in Western Canada many people find themselves heading out for hikes. Whether your hiking path is short or long it is important to remember these safety tips:  1. Bring Enough Food and Water Hiking causes your body to expend a significant amount of energy even when your hike is short. Be sure to bring enough food to feed not only your energy levels, but others you are hiking with as well. In case of an emergency you do not want to be put into a lengthy situation without food. Water is just as important …