How to Safely Remove a Tick—And Make Sure You Don’t Get Bitten Again
The longer the tick stays in your skin, the higher your chances of contracting Lyme disease.
Because of all the time you spend outside running, it’s important to know how to properly remove a tick. If a tick is left in your skin for more than 36 hours, it puts you at risk for Lyme disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). there are many species of ticks, and they can be found across most of America.
The most important step for avoiding any effects of a tick bite is to do a thorough tick check after spending time outdoors, even your backyard. Don’t be content looking at your arms and ankles, since ticks often attach in hard to reach places like the armpit or groin, including beneath your clothing.
Showering after a ride is often a great time to do this check. For hard to see places, like your back, use a mirror or ask a friend to look for you. If you do find a tick, remove it quickly.
While there are plenty of popular myths about the best way to remove a tick, we prefer that championed by the CDC. The only tool you’ll need is a fine-tipped tweezers, and we recommend this one.
Read the full article by JAMES LYNCH on Runner's World'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.