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July 27, 2021  |  Featured  |  Insect Repellents

Buzzfeed: 39 Useful Camping Products You’ll Probably Bring On Basically Every Single Trip

39 Useful Camping Products You’ll Probably Bring On Basically Every Single Trip

Prepare your headlamps and marshmallow roasting sticks.

  • An easy-to-inflate sleeping pad to make any type of ground feel like a luxury pillow top mattress.
  • A magnesium fire starter that’ll work in any weather and take up almost no space in your camping gear, just in case (or just for fun).
  • Or a full-fledged propane camp stove/oven range so you can eat incredible cinnamon rolls while gazing at incredible views, with none of the stress of….

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39. And basic insect repellent made with Picaridin instead of DEET, which means it works to repel biting flies as well as mosquitos — as well as ticks, chiggers, and gnats.

Promising review: “I live near rice fields, which means mosquitoes all day, every day, 10 months of the year. I was really disappointed with DEET products: most are aerosols, and they quit spraying while you have about half the product left in the can. I found this product from the Consumer Reports review and decided to try it. It is VERY effective. When I use this, I don’t even see mosquitoes in my vicinity! It has a light scent that fades within 20 minutes, but keeps working for hours. I walk my dogs two to three times per day, and most other products are pretty effective, but I will notice that clouds of mosquitoes following me, especially after a long walk (they are attracted to the CO2 you exhale). Not so with this: mosquitoes keep their distance. This is also long lasting — I spray it once and don’t need to reapply for up to seven hours.” —L. Bradford

Continue reading the complete list of useful camping products, written by Natalie Brown here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nataliebrown/useful-camping-products

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