With the nice weather upon us more people will be venturing out into the woodlands and parks. So on your return its probably a good idea to check yourself, your kids and your pets for ticks. There are of course ways to help with tick prevention, a good website to look at is http://tickbitepreventionweek.org/
This morning I found a tick on one of our cats and having removed these little buggers from my self in the past I headed for my first aid kit and retrieved my tick twister and proceeded to removed the tick from the cat.
The tick twister is a great little tool that makes it very easy to remove the tick. The pack I have has two sizes of twister to cater for ticks of different sizes. This website  http://www.otom.com/how-to-remove-a-tick will show you all about the tick twister, how to use one and where to buy some. These will set you back about £5 which in my opinion is a well worth addition to your first aid kit.

For your viewing pleasure 🙂 here is my cats ex-lodger…







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  1. Alex 7 July, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Hi there, interesting blog you have, thanks! I am seriously thinking of undertaking the woodlife trails diploma, and I understand you are some way through it? I don’t have any experience camping in the woods, or any real experience tracking but I’m very interested in these topics as well as bushcraft. I live in Essex, so I’m wandering what you could tell me about the diploma if possible?

    Thanks for your time, and all the best.

    • griggers 11 July, 2013 at 7:42 am #

      Hi Alex. Thanks for your kind commments about the blog. If you havent already done so, pop over to the Woodlife Network http://woodlife.ning.com/ join up and then drop me a message “griggers” and I will give you all the info you need. I look forward to hearing from you. Griggers

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