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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: Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park gets its name from the white sandstone domes that look like capitol buildings. These beautiful domes are only one of many beautiful formations. Look through these articles for some information and pictures of this park.

Hiking Capitol Reef National Park: Navajo Knobs Trail |

Capitol Reef National Park is nestled comfortably in the Middle of Nowhere, south central Utah. For hikers and campers seeking a true desert experience, this location couldn’t be more perfect. As with all the National Parks, …

Publish Date: 06/07/2010 6:54

http://www.utahoutside.com/2010/06/surfing-the-reef-part-i-navajo-knobs-trail/

The 58 National Parks in the USA: Canyonlands and Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park is situated in south-central Utah and the nearest city is Torrey. The park preserves 979 km² and is open all year long, although May through September are the most popular months because of the favorable …

Publish Date: 08/15/2010 16:17

http://www.tourismontheedge.com/best-of/the-58-national-parks-in-the-usa-canyonlands-and-capitol-reef.html

Red Rocks At Last — Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, United States

Capitol Reef is one of the many National Parks in central Utah. Although it is a little remote, it is well worth the effort. Tonight we are staying in Torrey, Utah which is just outside the park entrance. It is a great little town for …

Publish Date: 07/19/2010 21:22

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/leonardgrill/4/1279555085/tpod.html

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Camping in Different Weather Situations

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Setting up camp can be tricky at times, especially when the weather is unpredictable. Being “victims” of tents being blown away by the wind in a storm before, it’s a good thing to be prepared. Here are a couple of articles that deal with camping in different weather situations.

How To Pitching A Camping And Hiking Tent In Different Condition

It is the first step to know the precise weather conditions before pitching a camping and hiking tent. In this section we will discuss about how to pitch a camping and hiking tents in different weather conditions. Pitching a Tent in …

Publish Date: 08/04/2010 11:16

http://www.cultuslakelots.com/camping-tent/how-to-pitching-a-camping-and-hiking-tent-in-different-condition

Pitch Your Tent In The Right Place

This should take some of the worst of the wind away from the tent by deflecting it over the tent. In spells of sunny weather it is a good idea to choose a shaded area of the campsite to pitch your tent on. The inside of a tent can …

Publish Date: 08/04/2010 13:49

http://tracksandtrails.ca/2010/08/pitch-your-tent-in-the-right-place/

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National Park News: Fee Free Weekend August 14-15

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Here is another opportunity to visit the National Parks for free on August 14 and 15. Take this opportunity to visit some of the national parks which usually have a cost and enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking and even going to the beach. Here is an article with more information on this event.

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Free August 14-15 Mammoth Cave National Park

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Beat the heat and escape to Mammoth Cave National Park on August 14 and 15. Free self-guided tours are being offered for these days only, so be sure to take advantage of this great offer to enjoy nature while cooling off. Click here for more details on this event.

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Explore: Crater Lake National Park

A park small in size but great in beauty, check out Crater Lake National Park.

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Crater Lake National Park – The Gem Of The Pacific Northwest

Few places on earth create such an overwhelming awe from observers, however Crater Lake National Park certainly does. Even in a region that boasts many natural and volcanic vistas, the only description for Crater Lake is incredible. …

Publish Date: 07/15/2010 12:04

http://50plusnorthwest.com/?p=803

Hiking in Crater Lake National Park

And if you’re fit, then there are always 33 miles across Route ski around the lake. Crater Lake National Park is certainly not one of the largest national parks, but it is one of the most beautiful and wonderful place for hiking trip …

Publish Date: 07/21/2010 11:12

http://www.roughitout.com/hiking-in-crater-lake-national-park

Trolley Tours Come To Crater Lake National Park | National Parks

Trolley Tours Come To Crater Lake National Park. Submitted by Kurt Repanshek on July 13, 2010 – 1:15am. You can now ride a trolley and listen to a park ranger point out the highlights of Crater Lake National Park. …

Publish Date: 07/13/2010 0:15

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