5 Easy Ways to Prevent Insect Bites Next Time You Go Camping
Whether hiking with the troop, backpacking with friends, or camping with family, summer is a wonderful season for Scouts to unplug and spend quality time with the people who matter most to them. But as anyone who enjoys exploring the great outdoors can tell you, the worst part is dealing with those pesky insects that love to bite! To help you make the most of your adventures this summer, here are five easy ways you can prevent insect bites on your next campout.
5 Easy Ways to Prevent Insect Bites at Camp
- Wear Bug Repellent
- Avoid Standing Water
- Sleep Under a Mosquito Net
- Wear a Head Net During a Hike
- Make a Campfire
July 8, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
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).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan