The 10 Best Insect and Mosquito Repellents of 2020 from Verywell
Protect against West Nile Virus, Zika, and other mosquito-borne and insect-borne illnesses with insect repellent when walking outdoors.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends mosquito repellent with 5 percent to 50 percent DEET as the best insect repellent for West Nile Virus mosquitoes1 . Over 50 percent DEET provides no further protection and can damage some fabrics.
For children under two months of age, it is best to avoid DEET, and it's important to limit the concentration to under 30 percent for older children. These are the best mosquito repellents to keep those insects far away.
See the full list by Wendy Bumgardner on Verywell's website here.
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.