10 Best Bug Spray and Mosquito Repellents to Buy in 2020
Finding the best bug spray and mosquito repellents on the market isn't just in your family's best interest—it's practically a can't-do-without necessity. Odds are, it's always on your camping checklist and has become a must-have as you look ahead to the summer months.
Enter our list of 2020's most in-demand bug sprays. While we can't promise to know how to prevent mosquito bites from happening at all, we can at least help you stand a fighting chance. And when it comes to the never-ending battle against those pesky flying insects, that's no small feat.
Here, in tandem with the latest research from Consumer Reports and hundreds of honest Amazon reviews, we've gathered together the spray bottles, wipes, and lotions to help you emerge as unscathed as possible from this year's summer picnics. From deet-based products like the popular OFF! Deep Woods Dry Insect Repellent to plant-based eucalyptus oil wonders, you'll be able to find an item on our list that suits your needs. We've even narrowed it down by category—"Best for Families," "Best for Skin," "Best Wipes," etc.—to make the choice easier.
P.S. Still inundated with pests? We've also got information on how to get rid of stink bugs and how to get rid of gnats.
Read the full article by Rebekah Lowin on Country Living's website here.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).