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Watch BEFORE you go Camping! HOW TO: Prevent Tick Bites from Outdoors Allie

The best way to keep ticks off of you is to use THIS tip! Ticks cause lyme disease (and other harmful diseases) so it's important to prevent them from biting your skin in the first place. Behold - Permethrin! Permethrin is a fabric insect repellent treatment that can be sprayed on your hiking boots, clothing, tents, sleeping bags, etc. to prevent ticks! It is a MUST do treatment before you go camping, hiking, hunting, or any other outdoor activities. It lasts 6 weeks or 6 washes and repels ticks, mosquitos and other harmful critters! After treating your gear, you'll want to also protect your skin from ticks and mosquitos with picaridan. It is safer than deet and does a great job of repelling bugs. Hope this video is helpful and keeps you tick free!

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October 27, 2023

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Allie 'Outdoors Allie' D'Andrea

Sawyer Ambassador

Allie was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was drawn to the outdoors as a young girl. She grew up horseback riding, camping and fishing with her family, and playing sports. During her college years at the University of Pittsburgh she discovered hunting through her then boyfriend, now husband, Nick. She started documenting and sharing her outdoor adventures on social media in 2015 through “Outdoors Allie” as a way to connect with like minded folks; those who hunt for their food, care deeply for wildlife, public land conservation, and enjoy sharing a cold one around a campfire. Her go-to cocktail is a spicy margarita from scratch and her guilty pleasure is eating raw cookie dough. As a kid she swore she'd have a fridge full of cookie dough and now she can proudly say, she does.

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