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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Which is the best mosquito and tick repellent, Picaridin, Permethrin, or DEET? Picaridin is odorless, colorless, and is part of the Piperidine, which is an organic compound. Picaridin is suppose to be effective for up to around 10 hours. Permethrin is part of the Pyrethroid family which is...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I didn't know this existed. I've seen/heard the more common methods of removing ticks over the years but here's a special tool for it that claims to remove it wholly intact every time...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone else seen this news article about ticks? http://www.ibtimes.com/what-bourbon-virus-missouri-woman-dies-after-contracting-tick-borne-disease-2565062 It is a virus spread by ticks called the Bourbon Virus and currently there is no cure. From the article: The researchers at the center...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Man, I hate ticks. http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/the-summer-of-ticks-is-coming-and-bringing-these-6-diseases/ar-BByYdd3?li=AA5LBhu&ocid=spartandhp
  5. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Seasonal Greeting fellow SB'ers. As the summer warms up, the ticks are out for fresh blood in these parts, I've already pulled a few off me. I am wondering if anyone has a reputable source for Doxycycline. With VA Helathcare, I will probably be dead by the time I get an appointment for a valid...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I hate ticks! They are the one thing that makes me reluctant to go hiking... Most recently I went on a hike on this trail that was not very well maintained - it was covered with lots of brush. Naturally, I was pulling off ticks about every 5 minutes. One actually managed to crawl partway up my...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Around these parts, artificial man made tick and chigger repellants are the only way I can tolerate hiking or exploring the woods and fields in the summer. I've read about non-manufactured repellants such as essential oils of lavender and Rose geranium. I have also heard about cedar being used...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    had a few ticks dug into various family members this season - its gonna be bad im afraid - whats the best tick removal tool you have used? tweezers aint cuttin' it
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wife and I were watching the news talking about Ticks in Amherst Mass. being abundant this year already due to the mild winter, both Nymph and Dog ticks carry Lyme disease. So yesterday 75 degrees here in Southern NH working in the horse paddocks yesterday, and my wife spotted a Nymph Tick on...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it just me, or is deer ticks particularly worse this year than they ever have been in the past. Almost evey time I've been hunting this year I found deer ticks crawling on me. I have found as many as 6 on me at one time. I went hunting this mourning and found 1 crawling on me and it the...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm currently on the recovery side of a bout with tick fever. Guys if you've never had it (like myself until now) let me tell you, it's no joke.. I just want to remind everyone to keep your skin covered, tape the cuff of your pant legs do what ever.. The only way these little boogers can infect...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    1.Consider staying indoors at dawn and dusk,peak mosquito feeding times 2.Avoid scented soaps,lotions, and shampoos 3.Cover your skin as much as possible. 4.Studies have shown mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue. 5'Eliminate standing water in your area,old tires,etc. 6.Keep gutters...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone on this board know if there is an alternative method of deterring ticks away from you besides using deet? Ticks are bad where I live and I don't want to make it past all the dangers, zombies and whatever else only to be taken out by a tick. I lost a friend due to a tick.
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Went camping last weekend and my girlfriend found a deer tick on her, and had a small rash around it..She went to the Doctor right away and they put her on some mega doses of antibiotics just in case. Has anyone here had lymes disease? Is it a good thing they caught it right away, can she...
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    planning a camping trip this weekend. anyone know of a good tick repellant that is effective? Last year, I had them on me for a couple days. what actually works? Thanks!
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am wondering about all you guys who go into the woods, do you worry about ticks and particularly about lyme disease? what can you do to prevent getting bit, if anything?
  17. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Everyone seems to have their own opinion on how to remove a tick.  Some people just grab it and pull it off, some people use a match and burn it off, some people use tweezers. According to health officials, such as the Centers for Disease Control , the proper way to remove a tick is with...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    How do "you" remove a tick? Some people use a lighter, or something hot to burn the tick off, some people use a lasso, some people use tweezers. Personally I like the tweezers. But after using a tick removal lasso it seems pretty nice. For those of you that have never used a lasso, its a...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    It's snowing outside right now. Yet on Saturday, it was moderately warm for the season, and I wasn't the only one feeling it. I extracted a rather large deer tick from my back. Unfortunately, not expecting ticks in january, I didn;t even look for one, instead; stumbling upon it at about 9:30 at...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Went on a little hiking trip today (videos will be posted later). When I got home I felt something crawling under my shirt. I reached over my shoulder, pinched what ever it was, had my wife take my shirt off and went to the sink.
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