Green Your Hike -- Bug Off
Tip #1: Dress smart, spray less
While some hikers fight bites and stings with plant oils, other sweet-blooded adventurers wouldn't dare step into mosquito country without packing a gallon of the hard stuff. Wherever you fall on the bugs-begone spectrum, you can boost your nature-induced buzz and fear not the biting masses with simple clothing choices. Long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and hats equipped with mosquito netting can help you keep biters at bay. Since mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors and warmer bodies and they can bite through tight-fitting fabrics, opt for light colors and loose fits.
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