The most effective, best-rated bug sprays — all under $10
The nonprofit research organization Environmental Working Group notes that their top picks for bug repellents include those with ingredients like Picaridin and DEET
Don’t let insects bug you too much this summer.
You can prevent that from happening by picking the right insect repellent — one that’s both safe and effective. The nonprofit research organization Environmental Working Group notes that their top picks for bug repellents include those with ingredients like Picaridin (a 20% concentration can protect against ticks and mosquitoes all day) and DEET (a 20% to 30% concentration can protect against ticks and mosquitoes all day) — though they do have downsides (see below). We cross-checked these ingredients with repellents rated excellent by Consumer Reports to figure out some of the best repellents you can buy.
Here are three stand-outs, including Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin, which has nearly 3,000 5-star reviews on Amazon and costs $9.
See the full list by Catey Hill on MarketWatch's website here.
May 8, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.