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All the Best Summertime Essentials (That We’ve Written About)

Though we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and cases continue to rise across the country, we’re also in the dog days of summer — and the beach or the park or the backyard are the safest places to socialize these days. That means lots of people are spending more time outdoors than usual, and we’ve spent the last couple of months writing about everything you need to keep yourself comfortable, and have a good time, in the heat. To help you make the most of what is left of the season — whether you’re braving the great outdoors or trying to make your indoor space more hospitable — we’ve rounded up our must-have summertime essentials below.

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May 6, 2022

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Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.

Joanne Gigliotti


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I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.

Rachel McVittie