Northern Michigan's Summer Power Zone
We ask two masters of Northern Michigan summer weekend living to share tips on how not to let the most glorious time of year slip by without indulgence.
Aug 16, 2013 Jeff Smith
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Gear of Goodness
1. Banana Boat Sunblocker SPF 30
Kirstin: I use it all the time and apply a few times a day.
2. Tervis Drinking Glasses
Mike: Durable insulated plastic, so you have no broken glass in the boat or on the lake bottom. Find them at Nifty Things shops (Elk Rapids, Alden, Traverse City, web).
3. Body Glove Water Shoes
Kirstin: This line has nice range of style and prices. Water shoes are a must. There are lots of mussel shells and rocks on the lake bottom. Avoid sandals because they suction to the bottom.
4. Magma Marine Kettle Gas Grill
Mike: they work great and mount in the pole holder, so it’s easy on, easy off, and the propane fuel is there when you want it.
5. Black O’Brien Life Vest
Mike: The black soaks up heat, so it makes things a little warmer for tubers on cool days. Also, the O’Brien model adjusts well to fit small people and big people.