5 Things Any Cabin MUST Have
trip to the cabin is always a great time. The fresh air, the scenic outdoors, and the absence of traffic make the experience memorable. To add to the joy of spending time at your ‘home away from home,’ the following 5 items are a must have at any cabin.
Being at the cabin doesn’t mean you have to rough it. You can certainly enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without having to sit on an old sappy wooden log, so having a comfortable, portable chair is a great addition. Whether you are sitting around a fire, watching the sunset on the deck, or just catching up with the family, a quality chair is a must.
Although it’s nice to see nature and wildlife in their natural habitat, some of us don’t necessarily need to see them up close and personal. Binoculars allow the distance both you and the animals need for comfort, with the details that make those moments so magical. Binoculars come in a variety of options, with varied magnifications. Be sure to find a pair that meet your needs as well as budget, as many binoculars can be quite pricy. Binoculars can also be very beneficial for trying to locate lost family or pets. Great for hikes, nature walks, or just lounging on the porch, binoculars are a must have.
The ultimate goal for visiting the cabin is to unplug, so leave those unnecessary electronics at home. Hiking, canoeing, biking etc. are a great way to explore nature, however, weather does not always cooperate the way you’d like. For rainy days or late night gatherings, having a card, board, or interactive game is great to have. It allows family to spend time together, get to know each other a bit better, and create memories.
#First Aid Kit
Nature is beautiful, but can also have its dangers. From blisters, to rashes from stinging nettle, to more serious injuries, having a first aid/trauma kit is absolutely a must. To be clear, a box of Band-Aids won’t cut it. It’s better to have more than less in this regard. Full kits are available in a variety of options, so pick one up online, or at your local store. Consider this an investment, one that you may need sooner than you’d expect.
Unplugging from the world is the goal, however having a form of communication is quite necessary. Piggybacking off of #4, serious injuries are unexpected, and the worst scenario to be in is miles away from medical attention when you need it. Having a satellite phone, or cell phone when applicable, can be the difference between life and death. Calling out, and receiving calls is key, as often times others need to reach you during an emergency.
The key to each of these 5 must have items is to leave them at the cabin. We can all be forgetful at times, and leaving something behind can ruin a trip. Having these items, and storing them in a place you can access quickly is important. You never know when you need to spot a moose, treat a cut, or shuffle the cards.