Backpacking in the Hudson Valley: Don’t Forget to Bring a Natural Bug Repellent

Natural bug repellent is important for any outdoor adventurer, but it’s especially crucial to bring along on backpacking trips in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Unlike DEET and Picaridin repellents, natural bug repellents won’t harm the environment or leave you feeling sticky and smelling like chemicals, so you can still enjoy long days of hiking without worrying about annoying bugs flying into your face all day long. With a few simple ingredients from your kitchen, you can make your own natural bug repellent that will last all day long – read on how to do it yourself! Backpacking in the […]

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

Is hiking on your list of things to do? No matter if you want to spend one day hiking in the Hudson Valley, or five days, you will need to find a hiking park to visit and a hiking trail to hike. While you can choose to go on any Hudson Valley hiking trail you want, you may want to take the time to find the best one. People who examine a variety of hiking trails and choose their favorites are more likely to have a great time. My all-time favorite hiking trail in the Hudson Valley is on Mt. […]

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

If you’re taking your dog with you on the next camping trip, keep him free of ticks with natural repellents instead of chemically-laden products that aren’t always safe or effective. As your furry companion’s guardian, it’s up to you to make sure he stays healthy and happy while in the great outdoors, so make sure he doesn’t suffer from tick bites. Discover how to find the best natural tick repellent for dogs, as well as other tips on keeping them safe, here. Picaridin, DEET, and pesticide-free options To find a tick repellent that doesn’t contain these chemicals is tricky—after all, […]