By Joshua Krause – Ready Nutrition
Besides chiggers and mosquitoes, I don’t think there is any critter I loath more than ticks. Aside from the obvious “creepy crawler” factor, they also suck your blood, leave hideous bites, and spread debilitating diseases. I don’t think God, man, or nature would care if these creatures disappeared from the face of the Earth.
But while they’re still here, we just have to do our best to avoid them. When hiking in the wilderness it’s important to stay away from long grass and thick brush. For the most part, staying on the trail is a surefire way to avoid them. It’s also a good idea to wear bright clothing so that it’s easier to spot them on your body.
Make sure to wear long sleeve clothes and if you can, tuck your pants into your shoes. That by itself is usually enough to keep them away from your skin, provided you do regular body checks to spot them before they crawl under your clothes.
Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.
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