Why Essential Oils Probably Won’t Protect You From Ticks This Summer
Experts break down the most preventative insect repellents to keep you safe during tick season.
Tick season is here, and of course you want to do everything you can to keep the bloodsucking critters away from you and your family. Tick-borne diseases, such as lyme disease, have more than doubled in the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Applying an effective tick repellent to your skin, clothing, and gear is one of the best ways to protect yourself before you head outdoors.
Still, some people are cautious about using chemical-based insecticides and prefer to turn to natural options. One claim you’ll see a lot online: Essential oils can act as a chemical-free tick repellent.
But are they a reliable way to repel the disease-carrying bugs? Here, experts break down what you should know before you turn to essential oils as a tick repellent.
Read the full article by Korin Miller on Prevention's website here.
May 5, 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.