Thousands of People Swear By This DEET-Free, Expert-Recommended Insect Repellent
Its main ingredient is safe enough for pregnant women and infants to use.
With the official start of summer underway, you probably have tons of all-day outdoor activities planned for the next few months, from family barbeques and picnics to tropical vacations. Unfortunately, with warm weather also comes tons of pesky bugs, so having an insect repellent on hand wherever you go is probably a good idea. Just like choosing the right sunscreen, it’s important to find a bug spray that’s not only effective at keeping insects away, but is also safe to use. That’s why thousands Amazon shoppers have made this Sawyer Products Picaridin Insect Repellent their go-to.
The best-selling insect repellent has over 2,800 five-star reviews from shoppers who say it’s a life saver for both daily use and traveling to places ridden with mosquitoes. Its main ingredient, picaridin, is naturally occuring in black pepper plants and considered a safer alternative to DEET—according to the National Pesticide Information Center, less than six percent of the picaridin is absorbed by the body once applied. Sawyer Product’s repellant is odorless, colorless, and comes in both spray and lotion varieties. Other than the stamp of approval from Amazon customers, the repellent is also recommended by Consumer Reports, where it was a top performer in the brand’s insect repellent tests.
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May 6, 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.