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Gear for the Boundary Waters, Quetico, and Canoe Camping Locations

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Bug Protection

Bug protection is a necessary consideration when visiting canoe country particularly from May through August. The general pests are ticks, black flies, and mosquitos. For ticks, many people spray their tents and outer clothing with permethrin and allow it to dry before the trip. Mosquitos are best repelled with deet, but there are other options such as picaridin and oils which are reported effective as well. A head net may be preferred by some as way to keep them off your face and head. The thermacell units are also good for creating a radius of protection while in camp or using the latrine. Make sure to buy extra butane cartridges and repellent pads.

Thermacell MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller

Thermacell MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller

by Thermacell
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$24.95
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Sawyer Permethrin Pump Spray - 12 oz.

Sawyer Permethrin Pump Spray - 12 oz.

by Sawyer
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$13.00
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Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

by Thermacell
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$39.95
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Sea to Summit Head Net with Insect Shield

Sea to Summit Head Net with Insect Shield

by Sea To Summit
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$12.95
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Liberty Mountain The Tick Key

Liberty Mountain The Tick Key

by Liberty Mountain
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$6.50
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Thermacell Radius Mosquito Repeller - Gen 2.0

Thermacell Radius Mosquito Repeller - Gen 2.0

by Thermacell
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$49.95
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