Safety in the outdoors

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning the family’s annual camping trip to the lake! When packing for the camping trip, here a few healthy reminders for spending time in the outdoors. The best way to prevent mosquito bites to wear clothing that covers your skin, such as pants and a nice long shirt. Then use a bug spray that contains 10% DEET to keep these biting bugs at bay for around 2 hours. As for poison ivy, a good thing to remember is “Leaves of 3, leave it be”. If you don’t know what a plant is, don’t touch it; and always wash your hands and clothes off with cold water to get rid of any of the oil from poison ivy.