Best Bug Sprays Of 2022
For many people, a summertime staple is an effective and affordable insect repellent. With all the increased time outdoors, the chance of getting bitten by bugs skyrockets.
It’s important to invest in good insect repellent. Bug bites aren’t just uncomfortable, they can potentially spread diseases ranging from Zika to the West Nile virus. Forbes Health’s Best Bug Sprays for 2022 ranking highlights the best products, taking into account a variety of factors including the concentration of active ingredients, cost, duration of effectiveness and more.
Check out our top picks for the best bug sprays, below. Note that all costs are averages based on the prices found at three nationwide retailers, and are accurate as of publication date.
June 14, 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