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To Deet or Not to Deet?

We head out for a time of hiking and camping; we admire the beautiful scenery, the fresh air, the views asking for a picture and… the dreaded mosquitoes and other biting insects. Everyone that goes into nature encounters these creatures and asks themselves that often asked question on what repels them most effectively? A very popular and controversial method is Deet. There are those who swear by deet and others that are afraid of it. Here are some blog posts with great information on deet, it’s pros and cons and some good alternatives for repelling insects.

Mosquito-Borne Disease and Climate Change: Should you use DEET

Mosquito and ticks carry a variety of infectious agents, including those that cause malaria, West Nile, Dengue Fever and Lyme disease. NRDC recently launched a new website with climate maps of the United States.

Publish Date: 08/10/2011 12:29

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/gsolomon/mosquito-borne_disease_and_cli.html

CDC Says Lemon Eucalyptus As Effective As DEET « mattermore

Another plus, lemon eucalyptus doesn’t have the oily feel and unpleasant smell of DEET products. Look for products that contain the active ingredient p-Menthane-3,8-diol, such as Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Pump 4oz,

Publish Date: 05/02/2011 0:00

http://mattermore.net/2011/05/02/cdc-says-lemon-eucalyptus-as-effective-as-deet/

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Camp: Grand Canyon National Park

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One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a breathtaking to behold. Why not take some time and camp in Grand Canyon National Park? Here are some blog posts to help you plan a camping trip to the Grand Canyon.

Camping In The Grand Canyon | The Secret To Success

For anyone who absolutely loves adventure, the idea of camping at the base of the Grand Canyon sounds like nothing short of a dream come true, but if you h.

Publish Date: 08/11/2011 22:29

http://cheekymoney.com/2011/08/12/camping-in-the-grand-canyon/

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Visit: Black Mountain Campground

Go visit Black Mountain Campground, named one of the 100 best campgrounds in the US.

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Black Mountain Campground in North Carolina is large camping area located near Mount Mitchell State Park and the Blue Ridge Highway. Offering about 50 camping sites for tents and RVs as well a lot of activities for families and others, …

Publish Date: 03/19/2011 8:28

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Conference Tables

The camping area of Black Mountain Campground is a bit scattered, which is of course a plus for camping where most people are seeking a quiet refuge from everyday life. While the majority of the campsite are located near a loop in the …

Publish Date: 03/18/2011 14:35

http://6ftsnookertable.acrestrategies.com/2011/03/18/conference-tables/

100 Best Camping Destinations & Campgrounds in the United States

92. Black Mountain Campground, Burnsville North Carolina 91. Van Hook Glad, Highland North Carolina 90. Standing Indian, Franklin North Carolina 89. Elephant Rock Campground, Red River New Mexico 88. Leith Run Recreation Area, …

Publish Date: 04/03/2011 17:20

http://www.lakeshore-rv.com/blog/top-100-camping-destinations-in-the-united-states-part-1/527

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Basic Camping Tips

Spring is in the air and we all know that means…camping! Camping season is coming into full swing and here are some useful overall camping tips. So take your family out and enjoy the outdoors!

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Useful Camping Checklist Tips. Calendar April 20, 2011 | Posted by audreybrooks. If you’re thinking concerning going camping, then you definitely should definitely get ready first to make sure you don’t knowledge any problems there. …

Publish Date: 04/20/2011 9:02

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Useful Camping Checklist Tips. | Elite Article Directory

Useful Camping Checklist Tips. Calendar April 20, 2011 | Posted by audreybrooks. If you’re thinking concerning going camping, then you definitely should definitely get ready first to make sure you don’t knowledge any problems there. …

Publish Date: 04/20/2011 9:02

http://www.elitearticledirectory.info/2011/04/useful-camping-checklist-tips/

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Campsites in Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park is a destination site for many families come spring and especially summer. This great website offers a comprehensive list of campsites available in Yellowstone. Have a great time camping!

Camping in Yellowstone: Fun Adventures for the Family

Please note that although there are plenty of camping sites in Yellowstone National Park, these may be hard to come by during the peak months of summer. There are camping areas that are on a first-come, first-served basis (for Indian …

Publish Date: 04/14/2011 16:25

http://www.yellowstoneholiday.com/yellowstone-activities/camping-yellowstone-fun-adventures-family/

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Great Ideas for Breakfast While Camping

Backpacking Food – Breakfast Ideas

Here are some ideas for breakfast foods while backpacking.

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Enjoy: North Cascades National Park

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Known for it’s snow-capped rugged mountains and beautiful summer wildflowers, North Cascades National Park is a haven for those in Washington. Come visit this wonderful National Park and view information and pictures on the links below.

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North Cascades is one of three Washington National Parks. Great hiking, camping, fishing and exploring the outdoors. Hundres of lakes makes for great fishing! Waterfalls, ice glaciers and no crowds.

Publish Date: 08/24/2010 6:30

http://www.seeyosemite.com/washington-national-parks.html

Proshots – Backpacking in North Cascades National Park, Washington

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Publish Date: 05/15/2010 12:37

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A Basic Guide to North Cascades National Park in Washington

A basic guide for visitors to North Cascades National Park, located in northern Washington. Includes prices, free things to do, lodging options and more.

Publish Date: 02/28/2010 6:00

http://lodging.uptake.com/blog/a-basic-guide-to-north-cascades-national-park-in-washington.html

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