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    Avoid sitting on logs, gathering wood or sitting against trees to reduce your tick exposure dramatically. Limits your options a bit on the AT.

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    No kiddin! Really??!!
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    I never really though about sitting on logs and stuff, I was always concerned with brush. Maybe a sit-pad or small piece of tyvek, etc., sprayed with permethrin is in order?

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    Do we really need a study (prolly funded by taxpayers money) to tell us that there might be ticks on logs??? Ticks will sit anywhere they can in order to jump or crawl onto a warm blooded critter. I have been sitting on logs for over 30 years and only once contracted any kind of disease(lyme) .I can see it now people hauling every kind of folding chair imaginable into the woods because they are all freaked out about sitting down.LOL Streamweaver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streamweaver
    I have been sitting on logs for over 30 years and only once contracted any kind of disease(lyme) .
    The question is, how many times have you been contacted by ticks?

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