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TICKS IN ALBERTA AND CANADA – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TICKS AND LYME DISEASE

Tick season is in full force in Alberta and other parts of Canada and the USA. The highest concentration of ticks in Alberta is seen throughout spring and early summer, but the threat of Lyme disease will continue well into the autumn, when temperatures begin to drop. Ticks are known to live in forested areas in Canada, but they are also becoming more and more common in city parks and even backyards. Yuck!

However, this doesn’t mean you need to hibernate indoors all summer. There are important prevention steps you can take to prevent yourself from getting bitten by a tick, and it’s important to know what to do if you do get bitten.

Read the full article by Jennifer Fast on jennexplores.com here.

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May 9, 2022

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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!

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

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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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