Enjoy the Outdoors While Protecting your Family (Giveaway CAN)

Summer may be coming to an end for many but enjoying time outdoors with your family does not need to end. We still have plenty of great weather ahead of us and I for one am always looking for a reason to hang out and enjoy it. If if it gets a bit cooler, we will be outside. No matter how much we love the outdoors, we do not always like everything that comes along with it.

For me I am always worried about the sun and getting burnt. Having proper sun protection is a must for me and the kids! My favourite spot in my yard is actually on my deck as it is nicely shaded by a big tree. I can sit out there for hours doing whatever I like and not worry about getting too much sun. Only thing is, the bugs are still annoying and they always follow us. Nobody likes bugs, they seem to always ruin a good time. This is the dilemma, how can families enjoy the outdoors while not letting it get ruined by bugs?

I like to always plan ahead and prepare for everything, this includes being prepared in case of nasty bugs. Having a Ultra & Watertight .5 Medical Kit on hand all year long is a must. You never know what accidents may need a little attention.

Taz Stuart (former City Entomologist in Winnipeg) has great tips and tricks for Canadians looking to remain bug-free.

Protecting yourself & your family:

1) Mosquitoes are everywhere and as the risk of West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis – even the new Zika virus – are ever-present, you need to protect yourself and those around you.

2) Limit your time outdoors when mosquitoes are there most active at dusk and dawn.

3) If you need to be outdoors, you can avoid mosquitoes by wearing light coloured, loose fitting clothing and use Natrapel – 6 hour   to provide yourself with a DEET free option.
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4) Drain, dump, treat, cover any water site that mosquitoes can develop in. Mosquitoes develop in the water so no water in your backyard ensures fewer mosquitoes.

5) If you have been bitten by a nuisance or vector mosquito, After Bite Outdoor  is a fast relief option to get rid of that allergic reaction.

 

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Ticks, especially black legged ticks, are ever present and can transmit a variety of human diseases.

1) The adult stage is usually the most recognized in May-June when they are easily found on you, your pets when you’re outdoors in long grassy or treed areas with an edge environment.

2) Ticks are still active and present literally all year. Currently, the nymphs are present currently and if attached to you for more than 24 hours can transmit diseases like Lyme.

3) Protection and treatment of tick areas in your yard, on your campsite, or at the soccer field is key for avoiding potential tick bites. Ben’s Ultranet Head Net   is a great option for you to protect yourself and your family from these dangerous aracnids.

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4)  After being outdoors a thorough check of one’s body is key to make sure no ticks have attached to you or are looking to feed on you.

Wasps are a nasty insect that are getting more aggressive as the days get shorter.

1) Their primary food sources are slowly disappearing so sugar-filled and high protein snacks are more attractive – wasps can show up anywhere to feed.

2) Finding the nest and treating it is key in reducing these very aggressive and dangerous insects from ruining your backyard party or campsite.

3) Try not to treat the nest during the day as that is the most active time for wasps. Treating the nest at night when most if not all of the workers are present.

4) Wasps do not have a barb and they can sting many times, if you are hyper allergic carry an EpiPen to potentially save your life.

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Whether on a campsite, in your backyard or at the soccer field, proper bug protection is key to helping you enjoy the last weeks of summer and the beginning of fall.

There is still plenty of time left to enjoy some family time while being outdoors. We plan on heading tot he lake to do some fishing and have some other fun things planned. The cooler weather makes it perfect for picnics and hiking as well, the crowds have pretty much gone home. Even camping out in the yard is a lot of fun when you can not getaway too far.

No matter what you have planned, enjoy it with those you love and make sure you are all protected.

Check out www.tendercorp.com for products that will fit your needs.

Are you planning any outdoor time? I would love to hear about it below.

Giveaway

We have a great prize pack for one lucky Canadian reader from Tender Corporation consisting of (value $44.48)

Fill out the form below for your chance to win. Good luck!

 

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Tender Corporation, as always, all opinions are my own 

Comments

  1. Tara Betterley says

    We love camping till Mid october.

  2. Tara Betterley says

    I didn’t realize that they had QUIKCLOT ADVANCED CLOTTING SPONGE 25G. This is so handy to have around the house or even camping.

  3. edmontonjb says

    We love to go fishing, hiking and camping.

    ~Jonnie

  4. We enjoy camping, fishing, walking!

  5. Christine Murray says

    We love to hike.

  6. ivy pluchinsky says

    We like going to the park and having bonfires

  7. Melissa Marie says

    We love to go biking and hiking

  8. We love camping

  9. Florence Cochrane says

    We love walking, hiking and picking wild blueberries.

  10. Florence Cochrane says

    I like to have the Easy Access Bandages.

  11. We like just going out and walking, we haven’t did to much this year though because it has just been way to humid!

  12. Jessica Bleasdale says

    Running and hiking and camping

  13. The EASY ACCESS BANDAGE would be awesome to have, my husband is always cutting himself and struggles with the bandages, no more struggles with these!!

  14. We like walking/hiking outdoors

  15. Caryn Coates says

    We love hiking, fishing, walking and boating

  16. Kim Stenner says

    We love fall walks and swimming in the lake

  17. frances mccrindle says

    dirtbiking

  18. Elizabeth Robinson says

    We love to go camping.

  19. Long waling and swimming are top of our activities.

  20. Elizabeth Robinson says

    I would love to have the QuikClot Advanced Clotting Kit.

  21. We’re rabid blueberry pickers in my family. We’ll spend hours in the midday sun during August out in the bush picking wild blueberries. It’s great fun and keeps us our freezers full of berries all year.

  22. My family love to go to medieval themed events and camp

  23. I’d like to get the Survive Outdoors Longer kit. Would come in handy during emergencies (or the Zombie Apocalypse 🙂

  24. SweetPanda says

    We love hiking and swimming

  25. We like to walk by the river in local parks and also have picnics.

  26. We love walking, both in nature and around the city

  27. Camping, bonfires, gardening, walking, swimming

  28. Rosanne Robinson says

    We love walking through the parks and enjoying the fall colours, family picnics in the park, and strolls along the beach.

  29. Rosanne Robinson says

    The other item from Tender Corporation that I would like to have is the ESCAPE BIVVY.

  30. butterflyamyc says

    We love to go canoeing and we love to go for walks.

  31. We like hiking in the park.

  32. I’d like to try the HealthiFeet ® Foot Cream.

  33. Kelley Moore says

    We love to go camping

  34. We loved to go for walks and sit around a campfire roasting marshmallows

  35. We love to go for walks and play at the park

  36. Jennifer P. says

    We love to hike outdoors, go to the beach, and play numerous outdoor sports (soccer, beach volleyball, tennis etc.). And the rest of my family loves bike riding, but not me.

  37. Debbie White Beattie says

    Our family loves fishing and hiking

  38. We love biking and hiking

  39. Love biking, camping and taking walks outside and lets not forget swimming.

  40. Catherine L. says

    We love to hike.

  41. Carol Denny says

    Biking, swimming and long walks

  42. love nature hikes

  43. Victoria Ess says

    We enjoy camping and hiking!

  44. Victoria Ess says

    I’d also like the EASY CARE™ HOME + TRAVEL FIRST AID KIT!

  45. We love to go to that park, and for walks in the woods.

  46. The EASY ACCESS BANDAGE™ STRIP FABRIC ASSORTED looks like a useful thing to have.

  47. kathy downey downey says

    My family loves to hike and fish!.

  48. We like to go for hikes.

  49. Elva Roberts says

    I have two granddaughters who have families who love to go camping. If I were lucky enough to win, I could gift one of them with this protective giveaway.

  50. We love anything IN or ON the water!!

  51. Robyn Bellefleur says

    We all love to go camping and fishing.

  52. We love to camp, hike, bike & swim!

  53. Would also like to have the QUIKCLOT ADVANCED CLOTTING KIT, would be handy for the first aid kit.

  54. Sara Muzzatti says

    Hiking

  55. we love camping

  56. i like the Easy Access Bandages

  57. I would also like to try their Easy Access Bandages. We go through a lot of bandages! At 3.99 a package, they are also a good price.

  58. We love to play outside in our backyard, go on hikes, and go fishing when we are at the cottage.

  59. love to hike and play sports

  60. i would like to try the easy access bandages

  61. missbobloblaw says

    My family loves playing at the park & going on long walks.

  62. we love to go hiking and lots of camping!

  63. would love to try the Easy Care™ Outdoor + Travel First Aid Kit

  64. We love to go the beach, camping at the beach and campgrounds, bike riding on trails and long walks on out local trails.

  65. we absolutely love nature trails!

  66. kathy downey downey says

    These sound really useful EASY ACCESS BANDAGE™ STRIP FABRIC ASSORTED 30 COUNT

  67. We like to go hiking!

  68. We love spending time outdoors in our gardens, walking our dogs, hiking, swimming, cycling, fishing, canoeing, going to farms to pick our own produce, having bon fires in our backyard pit and a lot more!

  69. I like the Ultralight Watertight Medical Kits at Tender Corp, it would be a perfect carry along for our outdoor excursions.

  70. Autumn Chambers says

    Our family loves to go hiking. Our cheapest source of enjoying the outdoors!

  71. We love walking the local nature trails. We also love to go camping and enjoying the outdoors.

  72. Cathy Oppedisano says

    We like to be by the beach or lake and relax, enjoying fresh air and nature. We did the camping too in the past but I’d like to bring my mattress along which probably won’t work.

  73. We love fishing!

  74. We like camping and golfing

  75. Debbie Petch says

    We love hiking through the great forests we have here!

  76. We love camping. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me.

  77. our family loves to go camping, and we do it as much as we can, before the cold weather hits, thanks for the giveaway and chance to win

  78. Holly OGorman says

    We go lots of biking and swimming.

  79. The bugs love me so I always have a tube of After Bite with me. I love how it works instantly.

  80. Anything and everything. If we could just be outside all the time I think we would!

  81. My kids love making smores while camping.

  82. We love to go swimming

  83. We loves hikes and photography.

  84. The EASY CARE™ OUTDOOR + TRAVEL FIRST AID KIT would be handy to keep in the car

  85. We like to go for walks, having a BBQ and eating on the deck

  86. We love biking and BBQing outdoors. My kids just loves being outdoors whether it’s camping, at the park or on a hike.

  87. Catherine L. says

    After Bite Outdoor would be my pick because you can never have enough of this.

  88. we love going on picnics, going to the beach and going for hikes!

  89. Elva Roberts says

    I would choose the Healthifeet Foot Cream

  90. We love to spend time at the cottage but our time is spent outdoors in the yard and the beach nearby!

  91. We love camping all summer long at different sites and keep going to the lake to swim.

  92. Another product I would choose would be the healthifeet-r-foot-cream.It sounds awesome!

  93. We like to go camping and go for walks.

  94. I think the QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge would be good to have on hand when we go camping.

  95. We love to Geocache in the outdoors!

  96. I would like the The Fire Lite™ Tinder Quik™. It would be handy to get a fire started when you want to have a bonfire.

  97. We like swimming

  98. The Survive Outdoors Longer Emergency Shelter Kit has caught my eye!

  99. We love camping and having BBQs

  100. Another cool p is Survive Outdoors Longer Origin

  101. Our favourite thing is anything near the ocean, there are some great hikes nearby.

  102. My family loves walking and hiking in parks outdoors.

  103. I could also use the Blister Medic Kit since I get blisters a lot.

  104. Hiking would be my favourite so I try and get out walking with my family whenever possible.

  105. I’d like one of the All Purpose First Aid Kits

  106. I would like the EASY CARE™ OUTDOOR + TRAVEL FIRST AID KIT

  107. I would also love to have their Moleskin for long hikes:
    http://www.tendercorp.ca/foot-care-more/moleskin.html

  108. The all purpose first aid kit would be handy to have.

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