292-Insects and hiking

Show notes

Hiking is very much an outdoor activity and with that you get both the good and the bad aspects of nature. The beautiful views, the animals, the sense of solitude and oh the insects! Sometimes insects can be so annoying that you feel you have no other choice but to quit your hike, if you can.

In this podcast episode we discuss what you can do to reduce the impacts that insects may have on your hike so you can keep on doing what you enjoy rather than focusing on the negatives.

Podcast overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:29)
    • The key perpetrators (time index 0:02:02)
      • Flys
      • Mosquitoes
    • Minimising the impacts of insects on a hike (time index 0:13:50)
      • Clothing
      • Head Gear – Insect proofing
        • Head net
        • Buff
        • Insect Repellent
        • Tents
    • Final thoughts (time index 0:24:45)
  • Close (time index 0:30:07)

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