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Tag: 10 Essentials

What repels insects and ticks too?

A while back I wrote an article about insect repellents, in which I mostly discussed DEET and citronella.  It is still tick season and the news media has been rife with articles about these horrible little ticks that can cause a debilitating, permanent allergy to red meat, so […]

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10 Essentials – Insect repellent

Of all the 10 outdoor essentials that expert outdoor gurus tell us not to forget when we go outside, insect repellent seems like just about the most important around South Mississippi and Louisiana. Between West Nile and Zika mosquitoes, swarming gnats, and the painful bites of horseflies the size […]

10 essentials – water

Something that you realize fast during any outdoor adventure or any disaster situation – water weighs a LOT! 8.3 pounds per gallon adds up fast! Emergency prep experts tell us to try to stockpile 1 gallon of water per person per day in the event of emergencies – […]

10 outdoor essentials

Outdoor gurus tell us that there are approximately ten things (or types of things) that you ought to take with you whenever you go on an outdoor adventure that is any more remote than your own yard.  Some of these are for comfort and some for actual safety, […]

10 essentials – firestarter

One of the (approximately 10) essential pieces of outdoor gear that most outdoor enthusiasts recommend taking with you on all outdoor adventures is a firestarter.  Even if you think that you’ll only be outside for a few hours, firestarters don’t weigh much and are compact.  Plus, when you […]