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Wilderness & Outdoor

Expeditions in the Wilderness and Outdoors are exciting, challenging, and sometimes dangerous. First-Aid-Product.com brings you advice, information, guidelines, advice and products to make your out of doors experience safe and enjoyable - whether a planned adventure or surprise misadventure!
  • What's Buggin' You? - Insect Repellent and Sting Relief Products

    Warm Weather is Bringing us an Especially Buggy Spring

    Mellow weather continues to satisfy backyard chefs and schoolchildren ambitious to change from long pants to shorts. But the warm weather is likely to come at a cost. More bugs this spring - appearing earlier than usual in the garden, yard, and patio. Just like us, the bugs are simply loving this warm weather, and it's setting the stage for mosquito-swatting season.

    Warm temperatures will mean better survival rates for bugs that are not cold-hearty. Also, as bug populations are expected to be larger this spring, the warm weather is likely to bring them out and keep them around. Mosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us all alive this summer - Bust out the bug repellant! Get Bug Ready with our great solutions below or read more about this buggy season coming up!

    Because of the rain we've had, there is an abundance of food out there. Insects are famously reproductive; they lay a ton of eggs, so if there is food available, they will get to work, said Michael Wall, curator of entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

  • Warm Weather is Bringing us an Especially Buggy Spring

    Mellow weather continues to satisfy backyard chefs and schoolchildren ambitious to change from long pants to shorts. But the warm weather is likely to come at a cost… More bugs this spring - appearing earlier than usual in the garden, yard and patio. Just like us, the bugs are simply loving this warm weather, and it’s setting the stage for mosquito-swatting season.

    Warm temperatures will mean better survival rates for bugs that are not cold-hearty. Also, as bug populations are expected to be larger this spring, the warm weather is likely to bring them out and keep them around. Mosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us all alive this summer - Bust out the bug repellant! Get Bug Ready with our great solutions below or read more about this buggy season coming up!

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  • Bug Season - This one is gonna be GNARLY

    Spring and Winter brought us a lot of warmer weather and moisture this year. While this is  great for curing drought conditions, it brought a lot of flooding, will cause greater wildfire conditions late Summer and early Autumn and is about to cause a boom in the bug population.

    Warmer Winters mean more insects, eggs, and larvae survive to pester us in the Spring.  More moisture means food for plant-eating insects, and breeding grounds for water-breeding insects. This is great for all the benefits we get from bugs, but not so much for annoying and sometimes dangerous bites and stings.

    All those stagnant pools of water should mean enough mosquitoes to keep us firmly indoors, or at least coated in DEET, as we're all still concerned about Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases...

    Insect repellents can help reduce exposure to mosquitoes that may transmit disease such as West Nile virus and EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis). These diseases can cause serious illness and even death. Using insect repellent allows you to continue to play and work outdoors with a reduced risk of mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control has additional information available. and these articles are helpful, too.

    ~     When do you apply insect repellent?
    ~     Good Morning America Features Natrapel
    ~     General Care of Bites and Stings
    ~     Ben’s Outdoor – with DEET
    ~     Mosquito Control: You Have Options
    ~     What is “Continuous Spray”?
    ~     After Bite Sting Relief Products – The Buzz Behind the Bee

    insectrepellents-animatedAccording to Popular Science, more adult mosquitoes live through a warm winter, and more of their larvae survive as well. And since mosquitoes breed in standing water, a wet spring gives them plenty of romantic enclaves to keep the population boom going. Moreover, warm weather speeds up a mosquito’s reproductive lifecycle—she can lay more eggs and have them hatch more quickly. If this is making you itchy, it should.

    The National Pest Management Association recently released its "bug barometer", and the predictions are lousy. This spring and summer, most of the continental United States (apart from the Pacific Northwest) will experience an uptick in insect numbers. In most regions, mosquitoes and ticks will emerge earlier and in greater numbers than usual. The southwest doesn’t have to deal with earlier mosquitoes, according to the barometer, but it gets to share in the nation’s bitter, buggy bounty: once the insects do emerge, they'll be more prolific than usual.

    2018 Spring Bug Barometer After a somewhat mild winter experienced across much of the country, Americans can collectively expect a very buggy spring and summer. See below for the official spring Bug Barometer, which details what Americans can expect in terms of pests in each region of the country based on past and current weather patterns.

    Ticks, which carry Lyme disease, are also a concern in much of the northeast. The bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, can harm the joints, heart, and even the nervous system if left unchecked.

    Coast to Coast, Americans need to think about protection against insects. From Washington's top news warning that  bug populations are expected to be larger this spring, the warm weather is likely to bring them out sooner ("I would expect to see earlier mosquito activity than we do in the so-called normal year, so I think the biters are just around the corner, too") to the San Diego Union-Tribune advising that as a precaution, the county government’s vector-control crews are already dosing large bodies of standing water with larvicide pellets that can keep mosquito larvae from becoming droves of the blood-sucking insects - we KNOW what's gonna be buggin' you this year!

    “Because of the rain we’ve had, there is an abundance of food out there. Insects are famously reproductive; they lay a ton of eggs, so if there is food available, they will get to work,” said Michael Wall, curator of entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

  • Basketball

    On this day, in 1892, the first true basketball game was played.

    Doctor James Naismith invented the game for the YMCA to be played during the winter months in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    The first game had nine players on each side and used a soccer ball and peach baskets for equipment. The game was thirty minutes long and ended with a score of 1-0. The lone basket was scored by William Chase from twenty-five feet. Originally, Naismith wrote thirteen rules and most of them are still in place today!

    Sports First Aid Kits

    Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies... Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury. Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies!

    Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies... Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury. Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies! For additional Sports First Aid Needs, see: Ice Packs / Cold Compresses   First Aid / Antiseptic Sprays  Athletic Tapes  Sunscreen  Electrolyte Tablets  Sports Bandages

    Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Treatment Supplies for Teams, Coaches and Individual Sports

    (Outdoor Sports? Remember the Ponchos! They are cheap and handy.)

    All our first aid kits are big hits with leagues and coaches, but these all purpose Sports First Aid kits are our best sellers for Soccer, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Hustleball, Lacrosse, and even little league, martial arts, pop warner, rugby, sailing, self defense, skating, swimming, t-ball, table tennis, tennis, track, volleyball & wrestling! (Don't forget to see our First Aid Fundraiser Program... Great for Sports Team Fundraising! )

  • Welcome to Meteorological Winter! ?

    Here we are... while the first day of Calendar Winter (the Winter Solstice) isn't until December 21...just step outside.. Brrrr... it's Winter! Meteorological Winter began two days ago.

    What are some things you need to know to get safe and ready?

    Here are a few helpful articles to get you prepping!

    Winter-Cold

  • Outside - whether you like it or not!

    Wilderness and Outdoor Preparedness is a theme for hikers, campers, and trekkers - but should be a concern for everyone.

    Disasters often make outdoor survival needs an immediate concern for the most timid home bodies, not just the adventurous.

    Coast2CactusA line from the great guide "Coast to Cactus the Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego County" captures this well:

    Much of maximizing your outdoor experience can be summarized in one word and done before leaving home—preparation.

    Learn About Specific Types of Disaster Preparedness:

  • 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies... Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury. Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies! Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies... Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury. Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies!

    On this day in 1936, Jesse Owens won the 100m sprint at the Summer Olympics in Berlin with a time of 10.3 seconds, defeating his teammate and friend, Ralph Metcalfe by a tenth of a second.

    Owens went on to win three more gold medals: 200 meters, long jump and 4 by 100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete in the games, quieting his many doubters. Owens was
    quoted saying the secret behind his success was "I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible."

    Sports First Aid Kits

    For additional Sports First Aid Needs, see: Ice Packs / Cold Compresses   First Aid / Antiseptic Sprays  Athletic Tapes  Sunscreen  Electrolyte Tablets Sports Bandages

    Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Treatment Supplies for Teams, Coaches and Individual Sports

    (Outdoor Sports? Remember the Ponchos! They are cheap and handy.)

    All our first aid kits are big hits with leagues and coaches, but these all purpose Sports First Aid kits are our best sellers for Soccer, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Hustleball, Lacrosse, and even little league, martial arts, pop warner, rugby, sailing, self defense, skating, swimming, t-ball, table tennis, tennis, track, volleyball & wrestling! (Don't forget to see our First Aid Fundraiser Program... Great for Sports Team Fundraising! )

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  • Boating Essentials for Fun & Safety

    We all know the basics when you head out on the water, right? Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses - check. Life jacket, first aid kit - check. Now what else?

    Boat and marine safety require specialized equiment Boating & Marine First Aid Kits
    Boat, Marine, & Coast Guard First Aid Kits - Adventure Medical, Lifeline and more:
    Boat, Boating and Marine First Aid Kits. Life Boat Kits with waterproof packaging. Handy Soft pack boat first aid kits - Inner waterproof bags keep contents dry; reflective piping on outer bag makes the kit easy to find in the dark. The U.S. Coast Guard recommends these features for boating safety and marine vessels... Marine Safety means Safe Boating!
    We offer the most complete selections of Marine first aid kits & Boat first aid kits. Whether a part of your marine survival kit, or just to make sure you have everything on your marine first aid kit list, these boat emergency kits were designed with the marine first aid kit contents lists needed to meet marine first aid kit requirements.

    How about ponchos in case of a sudden squall? (and there are many, many, many other uses for ponchos, too)

    Motion Sickness tablets are a must-have. Even the most seaworthy mermaid can get queasy when the seas get angry.

    Fire on water? More common than you think - be sure you have a small, full charged fire extinguisher on board.

    While you may have marine radio on board, bring your cell phone, too - but a hint: seal it in a zipper top/water proof bag.

    You never have too many drinks, or too much food - think about how to keep it cool and water-tight, but don't skimp - not only does fresh air and activity stimulate the appetite, but you could get stranded or caught out longer than planned. Got enough water? Now double it.

    Paper towels and trash bags - here's another category where we have to say "Got enough? Double it."

    What else? Even if heading out for a quick morning or mid-day cruise, bring sweaters or light jackets, extra towels, and flashlights... even a few emergency blankets - they are small and cheap and have many uses beyond warmth such as emergency signalling or wrapping things up.

    Not sure about bringing something? Thinking "Aw - we probably won't need that, and there isn't a lot of extra space on the boat." Bring it - you won't regret it if you have it, but might if you don't.

    This is no means a comprehensive list of boating essential, but some food for thought. Think about your own needs and plans and assure you're covered from top to bottom before you sail off into the sunset (speaking of bottom, don't forget to bring along personal hygiene and sanitation supplies!)

  • Summer Magic

    Summers used to hold a magical place in our childhood hearts.

    wilderness-survivalSummer meant school break, adventures with your friends and, if you were lucky, summer camp. At summer camp, nights were spent around the campfire, singing along with the counselors on guitars or sitting in terror as ghost stories were told. Days were spent learning archery, swimming in the lake or playing epic games of color war. Camp Singing Wind Team Blue forever!!

    But, sadly, we all grew up. Not so fast says Camp No Counselors, a company organizing adult summer camps around the country. Adult summer camps offer all the nostalgia of the traditional summer camps with a few grown up twists. One thing you probably
    never had at your camp growing up ... an open bar.
    Summer-Camp

    Read more at The Guardian

  • Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Symptoms & Treatment

    Image of poison ivySigns and Symptoms

    Signs and symptoms include
    itching
    , redness, and seeping blisters on the skin after suspected contact.

    Treatment

    • Avoid touching any contaminated skin and clothing.
    • Responders should use gloves (if available) to carefully remove all clothing from the affected area to avoid contaminating other areas. Use scissors if available to remove the contaminated clothing so that it does not touch unaffected areas. Be especially careful not to contaminate the face and eyes.
    • Never burn contaminated clothing or plants; the oils released in the smoke can irritate eyes, nose, throat, and exposed skin.
    • Wash the affected skin area thoroughly with running water. Soap is not recommended as it also removes skin oils that naturally protect against absorption of plant poisons.
    • Wash all clothing and any objects that have come in contact with the plant poison.
    • Over the counter ointments and lotions may be used to help alleviate the symptoms such as itching and swelling. Follow the instructions on the label carefully.
    • If the face, eyes, or mouth are affected, if a large area of the skin is blistered, or if a severe rash develops, seek medical attention.

    Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com
    All Rights Reserved. Get a full copy of the First Aid Guide for under $1!

    Ivy Barriers, Itch Cream & Cleansers + IvyX for Poison Ivy Prevention

    poison-oak-ivy-sumac-wildPoison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac Pre-Contact Solution available in plastic bottles. Ivy X is for preventing Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac Reaction - If you come into contact with these poisonous plants without protection and have a reaction. What to do for Poison Ivy: How can you Avoid Poison Ivy Rash? First - learn to identify Poison Oak, Ivy & Sumac - and avoid them. Wear appropriate clothing when in the outdoors and in areas where you may be exposed (meaning cover up!) Apply an ivy protection cream or lotion. Know that not everyone that is exposed has an allergic reaction, BUT IF YOU DO: Remove clothing from the area to avoid cross-contamination then remove the urushiol from your skin as soon as possible after being exposed to the plants. The best way to prevent a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash is to not have the rash causing urushiol on your skin. Tecnu is designed to be used within 2-8 hours after exposure, but the sooner you use it the better the results. Know that every person's reaction to urushiol is different depending on their body's sensitivity to the oil. Also multiple encounters with urushiol may result in a different outcome for the same person. Some people become more sensitive to poison ivy, oak, and sumac the more often they are exposed to the plants. Also see: Poison Ivy Block - Anti-Itch Cream - Insect Sting Repellent & Relief

    Itch Cream & Cleansers - For Poison Ivy, Sumac & Oak Rash treatment and relief + Ivy Barriers to Stop Contact.

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