The 4 best mosquito repellent lotions on Amazon
When it comes to mosquitoes, an effective repellent remains the best line of defense — and the best mosquito repellent lotions are an easy alternative to sprays. When shopping for a mosquito repellent lotion, your best bet is an option formulated with DEET or picaridin. You should also opt for a lotion that is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure they’re both effective and safe to slather on your skin.
What to look for when shopping for the best mosquito repellent lotions
A mosquito repellent’s efficacy will depend on its ingredients, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DEET, picaridin, and oil of lemon eucalyptus are all effective in warding off mosquitoes.
According to the State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program, a formula with anywhere from 10% to 35% DEET will provide good coverage for most people, but you should keep in mind how long you will be exposed to mosquitoes (a higher percentage of DEET will offer longer protection). According to the CDC, DEET is safe for pregnant people and children at least two months old. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using DEET concentrations under 30% on children. (Note: These are broad guidelines and may not take into consideration other ingredients in an insect repellent. For any given product, you should also closely read the manufacturer label and follow its exact usage instructions.)
August 14, 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).