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AskMen: Best Insect Repellents

Banish Bugs With These Effective Insect Repellents

The weather is warming up, which means it’s time to spend more time in the great outdoors. But nothing puts a damper on camping, hiking, or beach-bumming more than bug and mosquito bites. That’s why it’s best to pack—and use—an effective and long-lasting insect repellent when you’re out enjoying the wonders of nature. From sprays and wipes to wearable repellent clothing, we’ve selected the best products to keep the bugs away.

See the full list from Stephanie Valera on AskMen's website here.

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May 5, 2022

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In the end, I go to the woods to discover myself, to find out more about who I am and who I want to be.

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Sawyer Picaridin Continuous Spray is our pick for the best all-around bug spray. This long-lasting product repels mosquitoes and ticks for up to 12 hours while warding off biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies for up to eight hours.

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Gear is a necessity for a thru-hike (historically, my ancestors traveled the trails with less, but nowadays equipment is vital).

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