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Anatomy of an Adventure: Solo Crossing the African Great Lakes

Monday, January 8th, 2018

This January, adventurer, biologist, and photographer Ross Exler will embark on the first ever human-powered solo-crossing of the African Great Lakes system in support of The Nature Conservancy. His journey will include approximately 1,000 miles of paddling across the lakes with 600 miles of biking between the lakes and will take him through remote parts of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda. We’re excited to support Ross as he seeks to raise awareness about the lakes and support conservation efforts. Below, Ross shared with us about his decision to make this journey and his plans for safety. – Adventure® Medical Kits

End of Summer Camping Safety Tips

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Labor Day Weekend, just before the kids go back to school, is typically the last gasp of camping in many parts of the country. But the unofficial end of summer doesn’t mean the potential hazards that exist in the outdoors at the start of the season are any less of a threat. In the second of his two-part piece on camping safety, AMK’s wilderness safety blogger, Buck Tilton, tackles bears and the basics – starting with how to choose the right campsite.

Timing is Everything

Good Morning America Features AfterBite

Friday, July 17th, 2009

AfterBite was featured on Good Morning America.  Watch the full segment here and download a $.50 coupon here.

Don’t forget to stock up on insect repellent to stop the bites!

Want Deet?  Try Ben’s 30 or Ben’s 100 the ultimate in long lasting mosquito and tick protection!

No Deet?  Try new Natrapel 8hour. CDC Recommended deet-free repellent that provides up to 8 hours of protection against mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects.  Download a $1.00 off coupon!  Added bonus – Natrapel 8hour won’t harm your gear – safe for fishing line and other synthetic materials.

It’s Tick Season! Learn How To Protect Yourself

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Ugh, it is tick season. As we all know, they are nasty little buggers that carry Lyme Disease and other viruses. Do you know how to protect yourself against ticks?

Download our Tick Field Reference Guide to learn more about:

  • How to protect yourself.
  • How to identify a tick.
  • How to properly remove a tick.
  • What to do if you have been bitten.

Tick Reference Card

Tick Reference Card

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You can also read our blog about Lyme Disease to learn more.

Lyme Disease: The Biggest Health Threat To Outdoor Enthusiasts This Summer

Monday, May 11th, 2009

By Christopher Van Tilburg, MD

I’ve been chomped by a tick multiple times, as have most people who regularly tramp in the outdoors. It’s creepy — the tick drops onto your skin, burrows in painlessly, and sucks. Its anticoagulant can cause tick paralysis, and these arthropods carry all sorts of infections: Colorado Tick Fever (a virus), Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (parasite), Tularemia (a bacteria), and the more commonly known Lyme Disease.

AMK’s Frank Meyer on KGO AM 810’s “On The Go” SF Travel Show

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Adventure Medical Kits’ marketing director Frank Meyer appeared on San Francisco’s KGO AM 810’s “On The Go” Travel Show on Saturday April 18th.

In the first segment Frank discusses with host John Hamiltion the Ultralight Series, the Adventurer, the S.O.L. Pak and other essential gear for camping in Northern California.

In the second segment on KGO AM 810,  Frank talks about the World Travel kit, Ben’s & Natrapel 8 hour insect repellents, AfterBite and other must-pack items relevant for adventure travelers.

Dr. Weiss Advice – Malaria Prevention

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Dr. Weiss Advice – Malaria Prevention

There is no anti-malarial drug that is 100% effective. The best way to avoid the disease is to avoid the anopheles mosquito which carries it and feeds at night. Maximum precautions must be taken from dusk to dawn.

  • Wear long, loose fitting clothes.
  • Use Insect Repellents containing Deet or a 20% Picaridin formula.
  • Sleep behind mosquito netting or effective screens.
  • Spray your clothing with Permethrin before your trip. Permethin kills mosquitoes that land on your clothing.
  • Consult a travel medicine physician on the appropriate anti-malarial medication for the area where you will be traveling.

Are Deet Insect Repellents safe for kids?

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Q:
Doc, Are the products safe for kids?

A:
The EPA, CDC, and American Academy of Pediatrics all deem 30% DEET or less to be safe for children when applied according to directions. Children should not be allowed to apply insect repellent to themselves, and repellent should not be applied to their hands. For more information check out these sites:

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