There are plenty of biting insects out there. Although annoying, most biting insects cause no harm to humans or animals. The exceptions are the blood-feeding pests that can vector many etiological pathogens, such as mosquitoes and ticks. In the U.S., the Black Legged tick, also […]
Most people think hiking season commences in the spring and concludes after the summer, however, fall and winter are some of the best seasons to visit the trails – especially the national parks. The trails are less crowded than in the summer, which means you […]
There are a number of effective, less toxic insect repellents available besides DEET. Here we discuss alternative options to DEET.
As the weather turns hotter, water vapor condenses from nearby water sources and around mountain tops, forming into dark clouds. These clouds have the potential to culminate to intense electrical storms. Clearly, it is unwise to continue ascending a summit as the sky is pulsating […]
No Pain, No Maine? Long distance hiking or thru-hiking is challenging both mentally and physically. Whether you are hiking the Appalachian Trail or another long-distance trail, the continuous step-by-step motion from dusk to dawn, repeated day-after-day requires considerable effort and determination. It can feel monotonous. And […]
“What humans do over the next 50 years will determine the fate of all life on the planet.” – David Attenborough, British Naturalist and Broadcaster The decisions we make in our daily life — at home and away from home — in total, impact the […]