Protecting Yourself from Ticks

Currently there are no protective vaccines for humans for the tick-borne diseases; consequently avoiding tick bites is the best disease-prevention strategy. You can find information about Tick Biology for the Homeowner regarding ticks and tick-borne diseases. Good tick practices include:  1) Careful tick checks when coming in from the field. 2) Proper clothing …

Protecting yourself from Ticks

Currently there are no protective vaccines for humans for the tick-borne diseases; consequently avoiding tick bites is the best disease-prevention strategy. You can find information about Tick Biology for the Homeowner regarding ticks and tick-borne diseases. Good tick practices include:  1) Careful tick checks when coming in from the field. 2) Proper clothing …

First Aid Kit Supplies

Here are some good things to include in your first aid kit.  Keep in mind WHERE you’ll be hiking and with whom when you put your kit together.  For example, if you have someone with severe allergies to peanuts or bee stings, make sure you have an epi-pen. The little …

Quick Tips

Bring a cell phone Carry a whistle or sound producing device Hike with a friend Wear appropriate clothing including proper foot gear Stay on marked trails Hike during daylight hours Carry a supply of water and food Tell others where you are going and when you expect to return Be …