How to protect yourself as deer tick activity increases from the Record Herald
CHAMBERSBURG – As the leaves begin to change color and temperatures turn cooler, adult deer tick activity begins to ramp up. Many people in Franklin County enjoy the beautiful colors that Pennsylvania has to offer this time of year, but when enjoying Pennsylvania’s great outdoors where these ticks dwell, it is important to know what precautions to take when entering their habitat. Preventing a tick bite is important, especially in Pennsylvania, where we lead the country in reported Lyme disease cases.
The deer tick, also known as the Black Legged Tick, is the one responsible for transmitting this disease.
Full article on The Record Herald's website.
May 8, 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).