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    It's Tick Time: Are You Prepared?

    fileTicks are nasty little arachnid bugs that only know how to do one thing well, which is to make you sick. Fortunately, REI and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS have some simple tips to keep you healthy. First, know your enemy. Ticks can live anywhere where you might camp. They like vegetated areas, especially ones where small mammals live. Their main occupation is a behavior called "questing," which is crawling upwards en masse and waving their tiny arms around until some unsuspecting ...

    Posted by Hovey WMI on July 8, 2011 1:15 PM & Tagged CDC, Lyme disease, NOLS, WMI, Wilderness Medicine Institute, first aid, health, tick fever and ticks | permalink | Comments

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