A natural tick deterrent for human use, to try this year: 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Tea tree oil when diluted can also be used on dogs (not kitties) OVER 15 lbs. I would suggest 1 part tea tree to 4 parts water at min.
Camping Tips - these are really good, very simple common sense tips. Worth the time to read them. My favorites are to invest in cheap black bedding to hide mud stains and bringing a scented car tree for the portapotty - Outdoor Ideas
Essential Oils Homemade Bug Spray with Free Printable
Bring mesh laundry bag to dry dishes while camping! Attach it to table (or the legs/brackets of your canopy) using bungee cords. This will pair nicely with my DIY dish washing station! I love super cheap, super easy, DIY camping shortcuts and tips.