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Trying to spend all of your time having fun outside and zero time worrying about ticks? Us too. Here’s a few ways to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about those pesky parasites.


October 3, 2023

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Celia Binder

Celia is a illustrator, cartoonist, and writer. She was an outdoor educator in the Adirondack mountains before thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Celia strongly believes that the outdoors are for everyone, Ziplock bags are an essential piece of hiking gear, and that pizza is the ultimate trail snack. Find her work at and @celiafromwork

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