Get OFF! The Buzz on Insect Repellents and Insecticides.


Summary of Recommendations: For best protection, use a combination of permethrin impregnated clothing and 1)DEET of 10-30% if mosquitos are the primary concern, or 2)IR3535, Picaridin, or PMD if ticks, biting flies or midges are of concern. Children – No DEET for children under two months.  No Picaridin for children…

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Should We Shock in the Wilderness: Taking AEDs into the Backcountry


  Medical devices are becoming more miniaturized by the day, making them more accessible, more affordable, and easier to transport…but just because we can, does it really mean we should?  A paper recently released describes this exact dilemma regarding automated external defibrillators (AED), and argues against their utility and appropriateness in…

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