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Keep Bugs at Bay With the Best Bug Repellents

Insects and creepy crawlies can be unpleasant and annoying. Found pretty much everywhere, these critters can become more than unpleasant if they bite. Due to bug bites, you may end up with itchy and bumpy skin spots. Some stings are painful, and some can also cause severe allergies. To keep yourself safe from these unwanted reactions, you should use bug repellant sprays and oils. These sprays and oils can keep mosquitoes, bugs, and flies away from you for a good amount of time. After using a bug repellant, you can enjoy outdoor activities without having to worry about getting stung or bitten. Since there are tons of options online, it may be challenging to find a quality product. To prevent you from wasting your time (and money), we’ve carefully picked out and reviewed some of the most effective bug repellants of 2022.

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December 1, 2022

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The Kansas City Star


My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

Anna Hamrick


Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

Pete Ortiz


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).

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