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
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