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    Ticks, do tell me what does everyone use to keep the ticks away while out hiking? Planning a hike on a loop trail in a heavy tick area next year and ticks are really my worst fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikingLady View Post
    Ticks, do tell me what does everyone use to keep the ticks away while out hiking? Planning a hike on a loop trail in a heavy tick area next year and ticks are really my worst fear.
    I use either Repel or Cutter's Deep Woods spray. I've only gotten ticks on me when I wasn't wearing any spray.

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    Same as rosa - basically anything with Deet. I have a sibling that is now living with life-long effects of lyme disease. One of my children has also had it, but so far is fine.
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    I agree with using deet. Also, wear long sleeves and pants with the pants tucked into your socks and shirt tucked Into pants. Then, as soon as possible afterwards take a shower and put your clothes in the dryer on hot for long enough to kill any ticks on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Even if you don't have cell service the gps function of the phone should still work.
    I didn't know that. Thats a good tip. I still would be more comfortable with a GPS though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishFinder View Post
    I didn't know that. Thats a good tip. I still would be more comfortable with a GPS though.
    Thatís a fair choice. The difference is that unless your map is pre-downloaded the phone will not be able to show where you currently are if you have no cell service. So for instance I download the maps on the All Trails app before I go out hiking so even with no cell service the gps function will still plot me on a map. If the map hasnít been pre-downloaded then the gos function is useless. It will plot me on a blank screen.

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