Insects can be a bit of a problem when you go camping or hiking, but these problems can be avoided! Take advantage of Anaconda's range of Insect Protection so you can enjoy your camping trip without any nasty critters
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How Can I Maximise Insect Protection When I Am Camping Or Hiking?
Bugs can be troublesome during a camping or a hiking trip, so it is essential to protect yourself against them. But what are some of the things you can do to keep bugs at bay during your camping or hiking trip? To find out, please read our useful overview on insect protection below.
Which Clothes Should I Wear To Protect Myself Against Bugs?
The clothes you wear can protect you against bugs, since it enables you to cover any exposed skin. For example, longer trousers are recommended for areas where there might be ticks or other bugs that hide in tall grass. You can also wear long sleeves, which provide you with a barrier against certain bites.
Light-coloured clothing is recommended to ward off insect bites. Clothing in lighter colours is also more suitable for warmer temperatures, as darker colours tend to attract heat, this is the last thing you want during a camping or a hiking trip!
Which Insect Repellent Should I Obtain For The Best Bug Protection?
Please note that most insect repellent is fallible, which means you could still get a bit despite wearing some insect repellent. Of course, there are various brands and types to choose from, which may include insect repellents made for a very specific type of insects.
Insect repellent is always best combined with additional measures against bites and stings, this may include the clothing protection we mentioned earlier. If you are taking your dog on a hike, also make sure he or she is protected against the harmful effects of insect bites before you head off. Therefore, you should always make an appointment with the veterinarian to ensure your pet is properly protected.
What Are Some Additional Bug Protection Tips During A Hike Or Camping Trip?
The main protection tips are provided above, but there are more tips we can provide you with. If you want to enjoy optimal bug protection, please read through some of our additional bug protection tips below.
Check for bug spots - Some bugs are more likely to accumulate in certain areas, for example, mosquitoes are more likely to favour water for their reproduction. If you want to avoid those bites and stings, keeping clear of these environments is certainly advised.
Secure your sleeping location - If you are staying outdoors overnight, you must ensure that you are fully protected against those insect bites while you are sleeping too. Tents can easily be kept shut nowadays, as you can get mesh designs that keep your tent cool while enabling you to keep doors and windows closed. Of course, you can also take extra measures such as turning off any light inside the tent.
Prepare For Bites - Even if you take a bunch of precautions, you can still get bitten. Therefore, you should always have some bite and sting relief on your person, this can reduce some of the itch or pain you experience if such a bite or sting should occur.
Store your food appropriately - There are a lot of things that could attract bugs. However, one of the main things that could attract the bugs in your environment is the food you take with you. To prevent bugs from entering your personal environment because of food, you must store your food appropriately.
Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can store your food and keep it from attracting unwanted nasties from the wilderness. There are dedicated camping fridges, which can keep your food fresh and safe at the same time. Of course, there are also specialist storage boxes, which you can use to keep your food safe, but remove it from your sleeping location, so you do not attract any wildlife.
Anaconda Provides A Large Range Of Insect Protection
At Anaconda, you can find a range of insect repellents as well as some personal insect protection such as mosquito head nets, 360-degree insect nets, bite shields, and even sun screens with additional insect repellent in the formula. So, if you are looking to protect yourself properly against bug bites and stings, be sure to benefit from our extensive range of bug repellent, accessories, and personal insect protection items.