7 Things to Beat the Heat and Have Fun


Although summer is in full swing now for almost two months, there are still many things to do, and plenty of heat. Even though summer is over, there are still many exciting summer activities, such as road trips, camping, amusement parks, and pool parties. Remember to have fun while planning your summer.

You’ll need a tent or a sleeping bag if you plan to go camping in the woods. To set the mood for poolside gatherings, sunscreen is a must. What about long road trips? You might consider going on a trip to the beach or riding roller coasters. It’s possible that we will forget something no matter what we do this summer. PopCulture.com can help. Here’s a list with great summer essentials you may not know you need. You might like…

The Elm & Elm Cooling Cotton Side-Sleeper Pillow

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Look, summer is hot — July and August especially. This pillow is a great way to beat the heat. Elm & ElmThis will be of great help. This pillow is specifically designed for side sleepers. The latex noodle filled pillow supports optimal airflow and cooler sleeping. The pillow also features a smooth cotton cover, which is made to absorb heat. It can be taken on a road trip with you or used to keep your head cool while on camping trips. Get it from Amazon.


Chunk Nibbles

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Chunk Nibbles is a must-have snack for summer. They are delicious and can be used in any environment, including at the beach or on a hike or while driving long distances. We especially love the Peanut Butter & Chocolate flavored ones! Grab them now!


Loyal 9 Lemonade Cocktails

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Non-carbonated Loyal 9 cocktails are made with vodka and real lemons. They’re smooth and flavorful, which will make your beach party, backyard barbecue, or long weekend at the beach even more enjoyable. You can choose from a variety of flavors, but the Lemonade + iced tea versions are the best. You can find them here.

Start a Fire

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It can be difficult to get a fire going in your tent for hot dogs or warmth at night. This problem is easily solved with these pull-start fire logs! Amazon offers a three-pack for as low as $9.99


Wild Willies Beard Care

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Summer can be hard on even the most well-behaved. It’s important to keep your facial hair clean and comfortable. Wild Willies, a beard care company, makes amazing products like the Cool Mint Beard OilThis is a great way to keep your beard hydrated during the summer heat. Buy a Wild Willies grooming tool kit here


Honorable Mentions

We have some more summer products that we recommend, in addition to the ones we’ve already mentioned.

Shots of SLRRRP: These pre-made gelatin shots are perfect for any summer get-together. You can find them in stores across the nation including Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons as well 7-11 and Circle K.

Lone River Ranch Water: Always a great addition to any summer event, the Lone River hard seltzer brand has a number of great flavors — including the new Ranch Rita — that just have to keep nearby and on ice. Their products can be ordered online Amazon offers variety 12-packs