St. Mark's Hospital - July 08, 2019

Sunscreen: Make sure the container says “broad spectrum” and has an SPF of at least 30.

Water: Dehydration and summer heat go hand in hand, so drink up.

Sunglasses: Look for ones that block out 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays.

Bug spray: The best protection comes from products with 30 percent DEET. See our bug spray buyer’s guide below.

Basic first-aid supplies: These include bandages of various sizes, antibacterial wipes and ointment.