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Coleman Repellents and First Aid

Are human antibiotics making super mosquitoes?

mosquito-carrier-photoDo mosquitoes that feed on someone being treated with antibiotics make super mosquitoes?

Read the article link above to find out about the latest research.

Lindsay Lohan got it but what is Chikungunya?


Here’s a short bulleted article with a run down on what Chikungunya is, where you get it, how to avoid getting it and treatment.

What is Chikungunya, the mosquito-borne virus contracted by Lindsay Lohan?




The Tick-borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act passes the House

The US House passed the The Tick-borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act of 2014 to help bring people that work with Lyme disease together and increase research on the disease.

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Swimming Hole Essentials

BeachPlanning on visiting the swimming hole this holiday weekend? Here’s some great gear perfect for your outing.

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(our citronella lantern made the list)

On the Road Again

OrizabaAfter Eric stopped by this week at Wisconsin Pharmacal he’s on the road again. Catch him while you can before he’s off to the North Pole doing his Last North expedition in the spring.

1. Orizaba: SUCCESS! Here are a few images from the climb.

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Hi, from Eric on Orizaba

Here’s Eric’s latest post from his trip up Orizaba.

Screenshot 2013-11-18 16.36.44Day 5: Going up!
Posted November 17, 2013 @ 8:47pm

After a few days on the mountain, I have become ann amateur expert on Orizaba weather. It goes something like this: sun, overcast, sun, overcast, snow, clear, cloudy and clear again. Needless to say, if you don’t like the current weather just wait a few minutes. I hit the tail early hoping to get to high camp before the sun got too high and hot (during the sunny period of weather. I made steady progress stopping only a couple times along the way. By the time I reached our tent, I was hiking in just a short sleeve shirt! Of course, the cloudy weather rolled in and a few minutes later I was in all my layers. I set up our second tent while I waited for Ryan and the rest of the team then crawled in and relaxed for nearly an hour. I brought up a bag of potato chips and it felt more like I was at home than at 15,000′. I am amazed at the similarities between this area and the Cascades in Washington state. Big volcanoes tower above the surrounding landscape. It make sense after all, the Pacific plate is ramming into North America all along the west coast from where I sit now all the way to Alaska. Interestingly however, Orizaba is 4,000′ taller than its cousins in California and Washington. I had a nice inReach SE conversation with Chip from DeLorme and his family. It was fun to text across thousands of miles. Now, its dinner, sleep and a 3 am departure for Orizaba’s summit. Image: Our high camp home!

Screenshot 2013-11-18 16.37.45

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