Posts by category: Outdoor Health and Safety

May 13, 2023

How to protect yourself from parasitic infections while camping or hiking

During my recent camping and hiking adventures, I've learned some crucial tips to protect myself from parasitic infections. First, it's essential to wear protective clothing such as long sleeves and pants to minimize skin exposure to parasites. Second, using insect repellent on both skin and clothing can help ward off insects carrying parasites. Additionally, I always make sure to purify or filter any drinking water to ensure it's safe for consumption. Lastly, maintaining proper hygiene and regularly washing hands, especially before eating or preparing food, significantly reduces the risk of infection.

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