Preparing for Mosquito Season

There’s no helping it, mosquito season is almost here and there’s nothing we can do from keeping the vile little creatures from reproducing. Mosquitos are among the most annoying and potentially dangerous insects we have to live with daily. They carry and spread some of the most deadly diseases known to humans and leave nasty, itchy bites.

While you may feel helpless as the peak of the mosquito season approaches, there are various small changes you can make to decrease your chances of being bitten:

 

 

  1. You hear it every mosquito season. Get rid of standing water. If you can avoid it, make sure you do as this is a breeding ground for mosquitos. Keep your pools clean and properly chlorinated and keep an eye on pet water bowls and other places with still water as these can also attract mosquito.

 

  1. If you prefer to keep your doors open, look into getting a screen door installed to help with ventilation and keep out the bugs. If you’re worried about an unsightly screen door at the front face of your home, consider installing one on your backdoor rather than front.

 

  1. Setting mosquito traps can also be a useful way to get rid of some of the mosquitos that are overpopulating your home or yard. There are plenty traps you can purchase at the store that are already set and ready to go or you can also make one.

 

  1. Mosquito repellant is also a great way to keep them at bay and avoid some of those annoying and itchy bites. Spraying yourself is a fast and easy way to distribute the product all over yourself and your clothes.

 

  1. Sleeping with a canopy is one of the best ways to ensure you won’t be bitten night. During the day you have the ability to swat away mosquitos or any other annoying pests, but as you lay down for the night, you’re a sitting duck just waiting to be a mosquito’s dinner.

 

  1. Have you noticed some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others? While many would say that eating certain foods such as bananas, garlic and beer can attract mosquitos, there is really no proof that this is true.

 

It is true, however, that carbon dioxide and people that breathe more heavily than others attract more mosquitos due to the amount of CO2 they exhale. Other factors that may attract mosquitos include the scent of your skin’s secretions and other compounds of the skin, though there is no clear evidence of which they prefer.

 

 

The Right Eyewear for Your Next Hunting Trip

Your senses play a crucial role in a successful hunt. Sight is particularly important for hunting. While not everyone is equipped with 20/20 vision, there are measures you can take to ensure your visibility is as clear as possible when you go out into the wild.

The first step is making sure you take the proper vision-correcting eyewear, whether it be contacts or glasses, these aren’t something you want to forget at home, at least not if you actually plan on shooting anything.

Be aware of weather conditions for the day you are going hunting. But also be prepared for changes in weather. Even if the forecast calls for cloudy skies all day, bring sunglasses! The last thing you want to have to worry about when you’ve got your eye on the prize is a nasty glare.

If you’re wearing goggles, remember there is such thing as fog. Unless you purchase vented eye gear or look into some alternative options, you’re going to experience some uncomfortable fogging within your goggles. Having to lift your goggles off your face repeatedly might mean losing sight of your kill, make sure you’re prepared!

 

  • Make sure you choose the right tint for your glasses. Keep in mind different tints enhance different colors so depending on where you’re hunting and what you’re hunting, you may want to evaluate which tint would benefit you the most.

 

  • Choose glasses that provide maximum safety. After all, eyewear is meant to protect your eyes. Whether you’re shooting or just standing by, accidents can occur and when and if they do, they can cause a lot of harm.

 

  • Binoculars are quite the investment but they can provide years of quality and help on all your hunting trips. When you’re ready to purchase a pair, consider their performance in low levels of light, their magnification and performance in harsh weather, though most of them are equipped to handle it.

 

  • If you wear bifocals, get a single vision prescription at least for hunting. Of course you can’t wear single vision lenses for your everyday tasks if you require bifocals, but it’s good to have these on hand for seeing through a shooting scope.

 

It’s important to find eye gear that is the most comfortable for you. Everyone’s vision is different and if you can see your target, we say, “That works, too!”

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Right Belt for You

If you’re in the market for a new tactical belt, then you’ve probably noted how many options you have to choose from. At first glance it may seem overwhelming to sort through different sizes and styles of belts and decide which one is most suitable for you. But once you’ve answered a few questions, you’ll find the process of choosing the right belt for you can be very simple.

 

First: Determine what the use of your belt will be. While all Wilderness Tactical belts are durable and suited for the toughest lines of work, there are some belts in the line of products that are more suited for certain jobs than others.

 

Before you get to choosing, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you work in law enforcement?
  2. Do you often carry belt-mounted holsters and firearms?
  3. Does your line of work require you to use harnesses or scale high altitudes?

 

If you answered yes to any of these, your best bet is the Original Instructor Belt or the Titanium Instructor Belt.

 

If you don’t often use a belt-mounted holster or firearm and you are looking for the same weight-bearing quality and durability, you should consider looking into the Easy-Fit Titanium Instructor Belt.

 

If you answered no to these questions, fly frequently and/or you are looking for an everyday use, lightweight belt with great durability, the Frequent Flyer Belt may be a great fit for you.

 

OR take a look at the full selection of belts here.

 

Second: Choose your stitch. The stitch determines the stiffness of the belt. Choosing between 3-stitch, 5-stitch and a CSM comes down to how rigid you need your belt to be for your everyday use. We recommend a 5-stitch or CSM for heavier load-bearing.

 

Third: Choose your belt width. You can decide what width would work best for you by measuring your pants’ belt loops. Keep in mind there may be some that won’t be ideal for the size of your belt, but it’s best to choose the one that matches the majority.

 

Fourth: Measure. And measure accurately. There are plenty of things to keep in mind when measuring for your new belt, so we recommend watching our Belt Sizing video and paying close attention. Remember to use a tape measure and do not assume your current belt size is the size you should order.

 

 

 

Phoenix-based Tactical Products Company Makes New Addition to Its Leading Line of Tactical Belts

Wilderness Tactical Products releases its newest addition to the Frequent Flyer line with enhanced, Multicam Edition Belt.

Wilderness Tactical Products recently introduced the newest member of the Frequent Flyer Belt Family, the Multicam Edition Belt. The new belt featuring Crye’s Multicam pattern is designed to suit frequent flyers traveling through airport security as well as those using the belt for everyday use.

The newly designed belt is made with the same technology used in traditional Frequent Flyer Belts but with the Multicam style including its signature trim and Velcro and is currently available in 1 ¼” and 1 ½” widths to s

The Multicam Belt is the third in the line of Frequent Flyer belts joining the original Frequent Flyer Belt and the Easy-Fit Frequent Flyer Belt.

With every product that Wilderness Tactical Products puts out, the company hopes to continue bringing quality and complete satisfaction to those active in the hunting and shooting community and everyone else who relies on quality tactical products for everyday use. Wilderness Tactical is excited for the release of its newest high end belt and hopes to continue bringing great products like these to its loyal customer base.

With every branded product proudly manufactured in the USA, Wilderness Tactical Products’ complete line of tactical equipment can be viewed and purchased online at http://www.TheWilderness.com

 

About Wilderness Tactical Products:

Wilderness Tactical Products, LLC was founded in 1981 to fill the needs of people who demanded durable, high-quality equipment. Their products have been tested from the icy mountain peaks of South America to the blistering Sonoran desert for more than 30 years and they have proven themselves time and again. Wilderness-branded products have consistently been favorites of serious outdoors people, mountain climbers, search and rescue, American Pistol Institute and Gunsite personnel, as well as armed military, intelligence, police, instruction and civilian professionals around the world. For additional information please call 1-800-775-5650 or visit www.TheWilderness.com

 

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Business contact:

Joan Holzhaus

602-242-4945

 

Media contact:

Jason W. Jantzen

Phoenix Marketing Associates

602-282-0202

Your Child’s First Hunting Trip

For many parents who are avid hunters, the question of when the appropriate time to take their children hunting for the first time is an important one. While some parents prefer to wait until their children are older, others think it’s an excellent way to get kids acquainted with nature and teach them about the value of the sport. While many argue that it isn’t a good idea to take young kids along for these trips as they can be traumatizing, only you can decide on what you think is appropriate for you and your family.

 

Decide if they’re ready:

A lot goes into gauging if your child is ready to come along on their first trip. In order to determine if they’re ready, you should first ask yourself (and them) a few questions:

1. Have they been exposed to hunting before? (i.e. seeing you prepare a kill)

2. Are they familiar with the concept of life and death?

3. Do they understand the value of the life they are taking?

4. Do they have the proper discipline to be in a potentially dangerous environment?

5. Do they want to go?

 

Decide what their role will be:

Unless your child is older, you probably wouldn’t and shouldn’t consider letting them fire a gun on their very first trip. If they’ve never witnessed a hunt or seen you prepping or firing your gun, it’s a good idea to first take them out to a safe location where you can teach them more about your firearm’s specs. Depending on how ready you think your child is, decide if you think they’d be a better helping hand or bystander on their first trip.

 

Make sure they’re prepped with the right gear:

Even though they probably won’t be shooting anything on this trip, make sure they are equipped with the right gear. Depending on where you will be hunting, choose the right camouflage gear, pack a proper safety kit, adequate shoes, food and plenty of water. They may only be standing by on this one, but they need to understand the importance of preparation on this and every hunting trip from here on out.

 

Explain why hunting is important to you:

Whether it’s to bond with your buddies or to catch some fresh meat for dinner, explain to your child why hunting is important to you. If they understand the meaning behind it, they are more likely to appreciate it as much as you and perhaps even develop the same respect and excitement for the sport as you!

 

Why Buying American-Made is More Important Than Ever

In the past decade, America has become increasingly dependent on foreign-made products. The exploding demand for smartphones and other hand-held technology has created many jobs overseas and left the U.S. without some much-needed employment. But technology isn’t the only area of business that’s been a key player in outsourcing. The clothing and food industry have always helped contribute greatly to this discussion.

 

Many argue that oversea production creates jobs at home, but aside from this benefit, there are many other reasons why it’s important to keep product manufacturing in the States and continue to support companies that manufacture in the U.S.

 

 

  1. Working Conditions- Any small amount of research will show you why this is such a heated debate. While the U.S. is fortunate enough to have regulations that enforce safe working conditions for employees, not every country does. Many of the countries in which oversea products are made do not protect the rights and well-being of their workers, thus leaving many working in unsafe, unsanitary and grueling conditions.

 

  1. Overseeing Quality- Domestic production allows companies to keep a closer eye on the quality of the product that’s being made and correct any issues quickly and in the most efficient way possible.

 

  1. Environment Protection- The U.S. imposes rigorous standards to meet environmental protection requirements. When it comes to its companies here at home, the country can have a say in their practices and intervene if they are harmful to the environment. When it comes to countries overseas, there’s not much we can do.

 

  1. Keeping Dollars in the U.S. – One of the benefits of buying American-made is helping U.S. dollars continue to circulate within the U.S. economy. When you buy products made here, your dollar is going to the citizens of the U.S. who work hard to produce these products.

 

Standing Up to Child Labor- Not every country has as harsh of child labor laws as the U.S. One of the sacrifices of outsourcing is that companies often turn a blind eye to unethical practices that go on under the roofs of their factories overseas. One of the most common unethical practices of factory jobs is the overworking and exploitation of children. Buying American-made products helps ensure that you are not supporting child labor and the mistreatment of kids here or anywhere.

Indoor vs. Outdoor Shooting Ranges

Besides the obvious, there are many differences between indoor and outdoor shooting ranges. While they both provide a safe and exciting environment for shooters, each experience is different from the other and each includes its own set of pros and cons. The only sure way to find out which one is the best fit for you (in case you’re new on the range) is by trying them both on for size.  In any case, it’s good to have an idea of what each does or doesn’t have to offer, so we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of each.

 

Outdoor Ranges

 

The Pros:                                                                               

–          Open space

–          Fewer restrictions on firearms

–          Allows for movement

–          Fresh air

–          More realistic environment for training

–          Open space lessens noise

 

The Cons:

–          Weather restrictions

–          Usually out in rural areas

–          Limited rental availability depending on the range

–          Do not usually sell firearms

–          Close earlier due to lighting

 

Indoor Ranges

 

The Pros:

–          Open later

–          Offer variety of rentals and ammo sale

–          Weather-proof

–          Proximity to populated areas

–          More comfortable shooting environment for training

 

The Cons:

–          Firearm restrictions

–          Sound amplified by contained space

–          Smoke can linger

–          Very limited movement

–          Enclosed space

 

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