What Does a Tick Bite Look Like?

What Does a Tick Bite Look Like?

Members of the arachnid family, ticks are tiny eight-legged insects related to spiders. Their bites are typically painless but can result in irritation. Adult ticks range in size from as small as the head of a pin to as big as a small watermelon seed and are colored...
Essentials to Carry While Backpacking

Essentials to Carry While Backpacking

Less is more when it comes to backpacking; ideally, you only want to take enough gear to be comfortable and prepared for emergencies. There is a standard list of items you should take backpacking, with food typically being the only variable. This is especially true if...
The Bugs of Summer and What to Do About Them

The Bugs of Summer and What to Do About Them

While there are some insects, like butterflies and lighting bugs, people actually enjoy seeing, most insects don’t make the list. The main bad actors include mosquitoes, ticks, and black flies, and their bites can cause problems from superficial itching to diseases...
How to Keep Bugs Away When Camping

How to Keep Bugs Away When Camping

Taking a camping trip is arguably the best possible way to unwind and unplug from all of modern life’s distractions and escape the technology overload so many people face. However, getting out and exploring nature means dealing with a wide variety of pesky insects...
What can you eat to deter mosquitoes?

What can you eat to deter mosquitoes?

One sure tell-tale sign that winter has lost its grip is when those annoying mosquitoes start buzzing around and biting, and the irritation they cause doesn’t end there. Along with their trademark red and itchy welts resulting from the female’s bite, recent statistics...
Summer Family Outdoor Activities

Summer Family Outdoor Activities

For those not keen on winter sports, like skiing or snowmobiling, the winter months seem to drag on forever. However, now that Old Man Winter has gone on his yearly sabbatical, it is time to get the family outside for some summer fun! Studies have shown that families...