Going Outdoors? Check Out the Insect Defend Patch

If your outdoor as much as me you know the value of avoiding those pesky biting bugs!

You know the sound,


There’s NO Need to GO Insane as you sprint to your vehicle or home.

If your hands are swatting and your arms are flailing your loosing valuable time fishing, hunting or ATVing!

Worse,,,, you likely alerted that Gobbler headed your way after trying to sit still for the last two hours!
I know the spring Gobbler season is all but over but I have been wearing these Insect Defend Patches with good success.

I still wore my camo with long sleeves and gloves but the squeeters just seemed to move on and not “bug” me as much.

I still sprayed some “deet” on my outer clothes as an additional layer against biting bugs.
I even had my Therma-cell running when the hoard of bugs attacked at the first sound of a gobble!

All in all my “bug defense system” worked extremely well. Start with my Bug Bite Patch, some deet on the clothing and my Thermo-cell at the ready for those deep wood or swamp conditions.

At the beach using just the patch works fine as its waterprooof.

These Insect Defend Patches are :  All Natural – NO DEET – Mosquito Bite Deterrent

         Only ingredient 75mg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)        

Apply directly on your skin min. 2 hours before exposure to Mosquitoes 

    B1 discreetly comes out through your pores as you perspire

    Mosquitoes don’t like how you taste      

 The more you perspire…. the better it works !      

 Lasts for 36 Hours     

Leave it on!   24 hr timed release formula with a 12 hour residual effect     

Safe for Children as young as 1 year old     

 Simply place in middle of back to avoid choking risk 

 Patch can be worn while swimming or bathing              

  I put  patch on today a 4am for turkey hunting. (never got bit)

I cut the lawn about 3pm with just shorts and a tee and never got bit once!

More info available at www.safetyinmotion.net

You can listen to the podcast this week, RippleOutdoors.com episode #153

Insect Defend Path

James Krane &  Rawne Whittick and I chatted about the B1 patch and it’s ability to repel biting bugs.

If you spend any time outdoors you will want to check out these patches.

Can’t find a patch,,,,contact me, info [at] rippleoutdoors [dot] com

Check out my Bug Bite Patch Page

Backyard Wildlife Products donates Cheque to O.F.A.H Hunters Education Program

Steve Elmy founder of Backyard Wildlife Products stopped by the Ontario Federation of Angler & Hunters headquarters to present a $1820 cheque to   David Pind, O.F.A.H manager of the Hunter Education Program.OFAH cheque from Backyard Wildlife



Steve raised money at the Toronto Sportsmen Show with an action shoot video console in his custom Backyard Wildlife trailer.



Loonies and Toonies were donated by both young and old for the Hunters Education Program.

To find out additional information O.F.A.H.  Hunter Education Program

The money raised will be used for by O.F.A.H Hunter Education  Program to help young kids become safe and informed hunters.

Steve is a long time supporter of O.F.A.H.

So check out Backyard Wildlife Products for wildlife supplements, food plots seeds, soil testing and mineral mixes.

O.F.A.H. stands behind new bill to scrap long gun registry

O.F.A.H. stands behind new bill to scrap long gun registry.

Manitoba M.P. introduces clear, simple, supportable legislation

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.), applauds the introduction of Bill C-391, a new private members’ bill tabled in the House of Commons earlier today by Candice Hoeppner, Conservative Member of Parliament for the riding of Portage-Lisgar, Manitoba.

The legislation, which is the third and most clearly defined firearms bill introduced this year, addresses the need to abolish the badly flawed federal long gun registry, nothing more, nothing less. Read more

2009 Lake Erie Angler Outreach Meeting

2009 Lake Erie Angler Outreach Meeting

Port Colborne  Wednesday, May 20  7pm – 9pm Parish Hall in St. Patrick’s Church,

123 King St

Status of the Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch stocks for 2009

Sport Fishery Diary Program 

Enforcement update Fisheries Science 101 –

What does MNR do to understand what is happening with the lake’s fish stocks and why we do it 

Update on lake trout restoration project, including lake bottom mapping and recent stocking of lake trout.

For more information, contact: John Cooper, Ministry of Natural Resources – Lake Erie Management Unit(519) 873-4613         john.n.cooper@ontario.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                

3rd Annnual Spring Fishing Derby at Binbrook

Well it’s that time of year, the 2009 Ice News Spring derby will be held on Sunday June 14 2009.

Once again it will be held at Binbrook Conservation Authority Park.

The derby will run from 8am- 1pm.

 Ticket cost are adults $15.00 kids $10.00 ,  BBQ , draw prizes and awards will follow.  Please note ticket sales will end at 8 am once the derby starts. 

For additional information  http://icenews.proboards.com:80/index.cgi

If you enjoy the outdoors vote MPP Frank Klees

I caught the interview between Host Thomas Pigeon and guest MPP Frank Klees during this week’s episode of Canada in the Rough TV show.

With the upcoming Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leadership nomination in early June I wanted to offer my support for MPP Frank Klees.

During the Canada in the Rough interview I learned Mr. Klees is a dedicated and committed twenty-five year conservative member. He also operated a successful business 14 years prior to that. Frank understands what the outdoor person wants and how government decisions affect our lifestyle.

Klees understands what it takes to run a successful business and how government regulations can hinder or more importantly help a business prosper. Best of all Klees understand what an outdoor lifestyle means to individuals and families who share a passion for the outdoors.

The PC leadership convention takes place in early June so become a registered PC member and vote for the man who will continue to support your outdoor lifestyle. It may be the best $10 you spend this year.

If you want your vote to count do it NOW,

 yep, right NOW it’s that important.

It takes about two minutes to register as a Provincial Conservative member http://www.frankklees.com/join

It’s your lifestyle and your way of enjoying Ontario’s outdoors. This is YOUR chance to protect what we have now and in the future. It takes two minutes right from your chair and only cost $10 bucks!

Here your chance to preserve & promote your OUTDOOR lifestyle Join the Ontario PCs

First Gobbler tags filled

Alfie’s 22 pound gobbler22 lb Eastern Gobbler Well it took a couple of mornings but my first gobbler tag is filled. A two year old Tom, 22 pounds, 8 inch beard and one inch spurs. Not my largest and not my smallest Tom over 21 years of hunting gobblers in Ontario. 


Alfie filled his first tag the day before on a 22 pounder also. 

I leave Tuesday for Montana to chase some Merriam Gobblers with my Excalibur crossbow to continue my Turkey Grand Slam with a crossbow.

When I return hopefully tag #2 will be sealed after using my Excalibur crossbow.

This ones in the freezer for an upcoming BBQ! 

Good luck to all the other hunters.