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Camping: 12 Great Ways to Fight Mosquitos and Ticks From the Skin Out

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Biting insects – especially mosquitos and ticks – come with the camping experience … actually, with any outdoor experience. When we step outside the climate controlled confines of our homes, we enter the bugs’ environment. Thankfully, there have been major advances in preventing the unpleasant, and increasingly unhealthy, biting of mosquitos and ticks. From the skin out you have effective new options to help you enjoy your time around the campfire, hiking the hills, or any other outdoor activity even more.

Bens-100-MAX-DEET-Tick--Insect-RepellentBen’s 100 MAX DEET Tick & Insect Repellent

About $5.99

Protect yourself and your family from disease carrying insects with Ben's® 100 MAX DEET Tick & Insect Repellent. This water-based, fragrance-free formula repels ticks and insects that may carry many infectious diseases. This all DEET, no filler formulation protects you in areas with high bug density and intense biting activity. The special, water-based formula is made to stay on the skin's surface rather than absorbing, where it evaporates slowly for up to 10 hours of long lasting, effective protection. Convenient 1.25 oz. pump spray bottle easily fits in the car, gear bag, backpack, and more, yet still holds enough repellent for several days on the trail.

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Coleman-Skinsmart-DEET-Free-Insect-RepellentColeman Skinsmart DEET-Free Insect Repellent

About $6.99

If you’re worried about chemicals on your family’s skin, Coleman offers this option. It’s an odorless, non-sticky, dry-to-the-touch DEET-free aerosol formula. It provides up to eight hours of protection. It’s powered by the Number 1 insect repellent formula in Europe for more than 20 years – IR3535. It’s recommended for complete mosquito and tick protection by the CDC. Six-ounce twist lock aerosol container.

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Sawyer-Picaridin-Insect-Repellent-LotionSawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Lotion

About $8.99

Sawyer® Picaridin Insect Repellent Lotion keeps away ticks and mosquitoes. This Sawyer bug blocker is made of 20 percent Picaridin for the performance of DEET without the risk of harming your equipment or gear. Repels mosquitoes and ticks up to 14 hours, and biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies up to 8 hours. Mild citrus scent disappears to odorless when dry. Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent is long lasting insect protection for the whole family.

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BugBand-All-Natural-Insect-Repellent-WristbandBugBand All Natural Insect Repellent Wristband

About $4.99

BugBand™ Wrist Bands are an ideal way to dispense all-natural Geraniol insect repellent vapors for active outdoor lifestyles such as gardening, hiking, lawn work, fishing, hunting, or many other activities. Geraniol has been extensively tested by the University of Florida and found to be the best insect repellent available today. Provides hours of protection from blood feeding insects and is environmentally and child safe. Does not contain Deet or any other controversial ingredients. Vapors from the wristband form a protective shield 15-foot around the immediate area. Features a patented break-away strap that snaps if the band is entangled. Packaged in an innovative reusable plastic "pot" which can be used to store the wristband between uses. Active life of up to 120 hours can be preserved if the band is sealed between uses.

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Elimitick-Cover-Up-Insect-Repellent-Pants-for-MenElimitick Cover-Up Insect Repellent Pants for Men

About $44.99

Lightweight and roomy, Elimitick’s Cover-Up Insect Repellent Pants feature a permanent bonding of the chemical Permethrin to the fibers of the fabric itself. It repels ticks, mosquitos, and even black flies. Permethrin is the same chemical found naturally in
chrysanthemum flowers. The insect repellent properties will last through at least 70 normal washings. Feature an elastic waist with draw cord and Velcro around the cuffs.

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rynoskin insect repellent sockRynoskin Insect Protection Socks for Men

About $10.99

Super comfortable stay-cool, stay-warm chemical-free protection from biting insects socks are made from breathable 85% nylon, 14% spandex blend fabric. The ultra lightweight fabric creates a body-forming sock that stretches to accomodate different feet types. Designed to be worn underneath clothing, Rynosking provides 99.9% of protection against ticks, black flies, chiggers, sand flies, no-see-ums, buffalo gnats, and ants. Made in USA.

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Sawyer-Permethrin-Insect-Repellent-for-ClothingSawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing

About $15.99

Keep bugs away from your clothing, tents, sleeping bags, and other outdoor gear with fabrics with Sawyer® Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing. 24-oz. spray bottle for easy application. Single application bonds with the fabric to last up to 6 washings. Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Military, government agencies, universities, and others; this repellent offers superior protection. The active ingredient, Permethrin, is a synthetic molecule similar to those found naturally in the chrysanthemum flower. Not only does this product repel insects, but it will actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites and more than 55 other kinds of insects. It will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your outdoor gear.

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Sea-to-Summit-Insect-Shield-Mosquito-Head-NetSea to Summit Insect Shield Mosquito Head Net

About $12.99

When the bugs are so bad, nothing but total toe-to-head coverage will do, the Sea to Summit Insect Shield Mosquito Head Net has your head covered. It easily slides down over your head and hat all the way to your shoulders to completely protect your face and neck. An elastic draw cord cinches up to deter the most determined flying insects. It’s made of polyester fine mesh with more than 500 holes per square inch in a hexagon pattern to enhance visibility through the net. It’s also treated with repellent for enhanced performance. Will work either with or without a hat.

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ThermaCELL-Mosquito-Repellent-with-Refill-RedHead-EditionThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent with Refill – RedHead Edition

About $27.99

A Bass Pro Exclusive! Comes with free bonus refill. A $6.99 value.Repel mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums, and sand flies with the RedHead® Edition of the ThermaCELL® Mosquito Repellent system. Powered by a butane cartridge (included), this unit heats a small mat containing the synthetic repellent allethrin to create an area of invisible, odorless protection. Containing 50 times more of the same chemical repellents found in mosquito coils, this unit gives you an area of protection that extends out to 15 feet in diameter. Lightweight 7.1 oz. with full butane cartridge. Unit protects up to 4 hours per mat. Up to12 hours per butane cartridge. US Army tested and approved.

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ThermaCELL-Backpacker-Mosquito-RepellentThermaCELL Backpacker Mosquito Repellent

About $39.99

The ThermaCELL® Backpacker Mosquito Repellent gives you hours of mosquito-free comfort using the 4 oz. camping gas canisters of pressured butane/propane mix you already have. The unit creates a 15' x 15' zone of protection from biting bugs using gentle heat that activates the repellent mat. It's lightweight and compact, won't harm gear, and comes with a water-resistant, nylon carrying bag. Includes three repellent mats that provide about four hours of protection from each.

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Bass-Pro-Shops-Eclipse-10x10-Speed-Frame-Screen-HouseBass Pro Shops Eclipse 10x10 Speed Frame Screen House

About $119.99

Enjoy fast protection from insects at your next outdoor gathering with the Bass Pro Shops Eclipse™ 10' x 10' Speed Frame Screen House. This easy to setup shelter features a unique pre-attached body and frame design that goes up in just minutes. With a center height of 7' and a roomy 10' x 10' footprint, the Screen House offers plenty of room for friends and family to enjoy each other's company. With a durable 190T polyester canopy with 600mm PU coating and 50+ UPF UV coating and no-see-um polyester mesh walls, this shelter provides welcome protection from bright sunlight and troublesome insects. 2 zippered doors provide easy access. Comes with tent stakes, guy out ropes, and heavy-duty zippered carry bag.

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bass pro shops eclipse 6 persontentBass Pro Shops Eclipse 6-Person Speed Frame Tent w/Screen Porch

About $179.99

A roomy, easy-to-setup tent with the added benefit of a protected screen porch, the Bass Pro Shops Eclipse™ 6-Person Speed Frame Tent with Screen Porch provides lots of protected room to stretch out on campouts. With a unique design that comes out of the carry bag with fiberglass pole froame and body already attached. The 6-Person Speed Frame Tent with Screen Porch goes up in just minutes.The tough 230gm PE bathtub floor features welded seams to ensure moisture from the ground does not bother you. Roomy 10'x9' sleeping area features a high 72" center height to give your family room to move around comfortably, while the screen porch offers additional room for relaxing and protected gear storage. Large zippered opening in the porch provides easy access.

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