Bye-Bye Black Fly

An all-natural bug spray to rival repellents of the past

An all-natural alternative to harsh insect repellents, Bye-Bye Black Fly is a DEET-free spray that protects you from not only the annoying mosquito but the hazardous black fly that occupy much of North America during the summer months. Ingredients include a pleasing mix of aromas—citronella, lemongrass, peppermint and clove—that deter the fly from striking. Crafted in the Adirondack Mountains, Bye-Bye Black Fly can be picked …

Patagonia Tumpline

A head sling from ancient times helps hikers carry heavy loads

Sometimes the best problem-solving technology already exists, as in the case of the tumpline. A new addition to Patagonia‘s line of hiking gear, the simple tumpline has been used for centuries by people needing to transport heavy equipment in undeveloped areas. The sling attaches to heavy backpacks and by suspending it from your head, the tumpline more evenly distributes the weight, alleviating pressure on the …