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The Tower of Mordor

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Photo: Matthew Parent

All Photos: Matthew Parent

Adventure Medical Kits’ Adventurer Gareth Leah’s Pico Cão Grande Expedition

A dark tower of volcanic rock shrouded in clouds dominates the unearthly landscape. Formed millennia ago when high-pressure magma solidified inside the vent of an active volcano, its presence is foreboding. This is the peak of Cão Grande, a 370m volcanic plug situated deep in the jungle on the island of São Tomé in sub-Saharan Africa.

10 Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Headed out on a hike or even a multi-day backpacking adventure? Make sure you plan ahead for emergencies. We’ve assembled a list of the key items you should make room for in your pack.

While it may seem silly to carry them on your short hike, you’ll be grateful for these aids when you might need them.

 

 

 

 

 

The Essential List:

The most important thing you can pack before any adventure is knowledge. Know your abilities, know the area you are traveling and know the weather.

Tips for Assembling a 72-hour Emergency Preparedness Kit

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

By Christopher Van Tilburg, MD

Dr. VanTilburg

When I was a boy, I watched Mount St. Helens explode from the front yard of the family home. It was both thrilling and terrifying. The Toutle River overflowed Interstate 5, and school was canceled due to ash fallout. Hurricane Katrina, the Spring floods that devastated Northeastern states, and now Hurricane Earl — which at the time of this post was threatening to hammer much of the Eastern Seaboard — prove that natural disasters can hit close to home. So, everyone should prepare a 72-hour emergency kit for Mother Nature’s worst.

ESSENTIALS

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

AMK Donates Gear to Boy Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Jamboree

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Look for AMK gear at the BSA's National Jamboree

Adventure® Medical Kits is proud to announce that it has donated gear to the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary National Jamboree, which is taking place this week at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.

Working in concert with Scout Troops 364 and 361, of Madison, AL, AMK is supporting the Jamboree with the donation thousands of samples of DEET-free Natrapel® 8 hour insect repellent wipes, which will distributed along with “Be Safe” outdoor first aid pamphlets in goodie bags to scout leaders. In addition, AMK is also providing a variety of its medical kits, survival packs and hygiene products, including the alcohol-free Adventure® Hand Sanitizer and Fresh Bath Travel Wipes.

AMK’s Natrapel 8 hour at Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

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Look for DEET-free Natrapel 8 hour at this week’s Mid Atlantic Truck Camper Rally (April 15 -18) in Sanford, VA. Outdoor expert Brian Brawdy will be on site with his camper at the Tall Pines Harbor Campground handing out the gear-safe, as effective as DEET Natrapel 8 hour wipes to attendees and discussing outdoor safety.

Along with the Natrapel 8 hour wipes, Brian will be distributing Tick Reference Cards containing valuable advice on identifying and safely removing ticks, as well info on how to recognize symptoms of Lyme Disease.

AMK to Support Community Screenings of Lyme Disease Documentary ‘Under Our Skin’

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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AMK will be providing educational support materials at community screenings of the award winning documentary Under Our Skin — a film which examines Lyme disease, a highly debilitating disease spread by ticks that has become one of the most controversial and fastest growing health problems of our time.

At select screenings this Spring, Adventure® Medical Kits and its parentco Tender Corp. will distribute copies of special Tick Reference Cards, which include tips for identifying and safely removing ticks as well recognizing symptoms of Lyme disease. AMK and Tender will also provide free samples of its DEET-free insect repellent Natrapel® 8 hour to attendees.

DEET-Free Natrapel 8 hour featured on Backcountry Utah

Monday, March 15th, 2010

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Adventure Medical Kits’  co-founder Frank Meyer spoke recently with outdoor radio show Backcountry Utah about the benefits of using powerful DEET-free insect repellent Natrapel 8 hour. Click here to listen to the interview.

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Natrapel 8 hour contains CDC-recommended active ingredient Picaridin

Along with providing protection from insect bites and stings that is equal to or greater than that of DEET, Natrapel 8 hour’s formula — containing 20% of the active ingredient Picaridin — is also gear safe, meaning it won’t melt your fishing line, sunglasses, camera lens or other pricey plastic or synthetic materials like DEET can.

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.