Best Mosquito Repellent
Don’t slap at your neck and arms anymore. With these tested mosquito repellents, there’s no need to constantly be hearing buzzing in your ears or scratching at your bites well after you’ve come inside. There aren’t many things more annoying than being bitten by mosquitoes, especially when all you want is to spend a nice summer evening outdoors or a weekend away camping with your family. Protect yourself and your loved ones from getting covered by mosquito bites by trying out these proven repellents. The sooner you grab one of these, the sooner you can stop feeling itchy and get back to enjoying your time outside.
See the full article by Chris Hachey on BGR's website here.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan