PICARIDIN: A BETTER WAY TO DEAL WITH MOSQUITOES AND OTHER CRITTERS?
TICKS, CHIGGER MITES, HORSEFLIES, BLACK FLIES, MOSQUITOES, AND YES, THERE ARE MORE, OF COURSE
According to New York Times’ Doug Mahoney, senior staff writer at Wirecutter, there’s a much better solution to dealing with mosquitoes et al., and it’s an ingredient, so read labels and steer clear of DEET.
Get a formulation made by Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent with 20 percent picaridin. It’s the best bottle of bug spray we found after testing 19 repellents and talking to everyone—from the EPA to the American Mosquito Control Association.
Sawyer’s is a pump spray, which is preferable. Any aerosol will commit overspray – leave a puddle on your skin. In addition, Sawyer’s is a two-cap design that prevents accidental leaks inside a backpack or other bag. Sawyer’s repellent is also widely available in a variety of sizes. The smaller size is pocketable or backpackable—a larger size for the truck.
Skip Clement writes more on Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent, you can read it here.
May 8, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.
One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.
While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).