Summer 2020 Bucket List (and all the survival kits you'll need!)

Summer 2020 has arrived!

With many vacation plans and festivals being postponed and cancelled this year, the summer will no doubt be a little quieter than usual. It may be feeling quite empty for now - but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Here's a bucket list of 5 things you can do to make the most of Summer 2020 - and some of our favorite kits from Gentlemen's Hardware to keep you thriving along the way...

1. Head out on a mini road trip

Get out of town for a bit and go to the wilderness! Check out the nearest national parks for inspiration (you can find a super handy Map of US National Parks by state here). 

Whether you stop off for a walk or simply want to cruise around listening to great music, it'll definitely help recreate some of those summer road trip vibes. It's a great way to explore your local area, too.   

Wherever you choose to go, we suggest taking our Gentlemen’s Hardware Survival Kit with you. It's the ultimate companion for those trips out into the "wild"!


2. Go camping 

...and don't forget to brush up on your campfire making skills! Go with members of your household, or friends who live nearby. It'll do everyone a world of good to sit out under the stars and play games around a roaring fire.

Check out our Gentlemen’s Hardware Campfire Survival Playing Cards for a waterproof set of playing cards that will resist impromptu summer showers.

Each of the cards includes a survival tip or fact on the reverse, from starting a black signal fire to what to do in the event of a bear attack. They could save your life, literally!

3. Go for a day's hike

Maybe you had wild backpacking plans for this summer - but you can still get all that walking in by planning frequent day hikes! 

There’s nothing like a hiking trip to refresh and reboot. If you want to be really well prepared, here are our 6 tips on how to ace your day hike. And why not check out our Gentlemen’s Hardware Survival Multi-Tool Kit? It'll be super handy for your walks this summer, and for all your backpacking adventures to come!

4. Host a cocktail night

After all those outdoor adventures, an indulgent cocktail night is in order! Cocktail bars may not be open just yet, but your kitchen can be the ultimate replacement for now.

Have a few close friends over (check Government guidance first!), and try to get everyone to dress up smart for the occasion. Check out these cocktail recipes to become a true cocktail master.

Don't have the kit? Gentlemen's Hardware's Muddler and Glass Jar Cocktail Set will be all you need to thrive as a host!

5. Go on, have that pamper

Sure, you may be spending more time at home than usual, but that doesn't mean you can't look and feel on top of your game this summer!

There's nothing like a bit of self-care to achieve that refreshed, vacay look, so remember to take a day purely dedicated to treating yourself, too.

And guys, if you've had a bad case of lockdown beard and want to spruce it up for the summer, our vegan-friendly Gentlemen’s Hardware Beard Buddy Kit is here to help!


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