Sawyer Stay Put Sunscreen ($10)
I’ve found this sunscreen to be unrivaled when it comes to holding up to sweat and sunshine. The 30 SPF provides the perfect amount of protection and isn’t as sticky as other sunscreens I’ve used.
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent ($9)
Recent studies have shown that DEET-based repellents can break down your gear. Picaridin, a natural compound that works to repel bugs, won’t. I like this this lotion because it goes on easy and I don’t have to fuss with an aerosol can.
Read the full article by Emily Reed here.
May 3, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.