Finding Gifts For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Posted on November 9, 2022 at 2:06 PM by Tom Swegle
Finding gift ideas for loved ones can be difficult, especially gifts for those that enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. Most people that enjoy outdoor adventures and outdoor activities are well-equipped already for their outdoor hobbies. Finding something that the experienced hiker, hunter, or mountain biker doesn’t already own can be a real headache.
But you can give the often-overlooked gift of protection to your loved ones. Exposure to poison sumac, poison oak, and poison ivy plants can cause painful allergic reactions on the skin. But the gift of Outdoor Joe's® and Barrier Balm can help protect the skin of your loved ones.
Any Outdoorsman Can Get Exposed
Outdoor Joe's® Poison Ivy Pro and Barrier Balm make a great combination gift for outdoorsmen of any type
- Fishermen: Fishermen are passionate about their sport. Speak with them and many of them will say they have a secluded and secret fishing hole somewhere, and only they know where it is. Chances are that to reach their secret spot, they have to travel off the beaten path around a lake or pond. Unless your fisherman is ice fishing, then they are risking exposure to poison ivy as they hike to and from their favorite spot.
- Hunters: Much like fishermen, hunters rarely travel the beaten path to pursue their game. Blinds and tree stands aren’t successful if they are in areas frequented by people. When going off trail, hunters are more likely to come into contact with poison ivy. While many wear head-to-toe camouflage, this will not reliably protect them from poison ivy.
- Hikers and Campers: Hiking in long pants and long-sleeved shirts is not always practical in the hot days of summer. Your loved ones should not put themselves at risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke to gain marginal protection against poison ivy. Those who camp will often walk off trail to collect firewood for their campfires. Not only can campers accidentally touch poison ivy, but the irritants from poison ivy can linger on surfaces long after the plant is gone.
- Mountain Bikers: Mountain bikers, much like hikers, don’t often wear long sleeves and long pants so they can better cope with the summer heat. During this active growing season, bikers can be exposed to poison ivy easily as it grows along biking trails. Even city parks in more urban areas can have poison ivy.
The Best Poison Ivy Treatment Begins Before Exposure
The compound urushiol found in these poisonous plants triggers an immune system response in people and a painful rash soon develops. The great majority of people exposed to urushiol will have this painful allergic reaction to the plants.
Most people think of exposure to poison ivy leaves or poison oak leaves as something you treat after the skin irritation develops. However, the best way to treat a poison ivy rash is by preventing it in the first place. Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants was the traditional safeguard against exposure, but these don’t always work and are not always practical. Outdoor Joe's® Poison Ivy Pro offers a simple-to-take homeopathic remedy that lowers our bodies’ sensitivity to the compounds that cause the painful rash.
Timing Makes It The Perfect Gift
Outdoor Joe's® Poison Ivy Pro makes the perfect Christmas gift for the outdoorsmen in your life. In order for our product to be the most effective, the active ingredient (Rhus Toxicodendron) needs time to build up in your system.
Outdoor Joe's® recommends starting your doses during the winter months. Starting in January or February will give you the maximum protection against poison ivy exposure. By giving your loved one the gift of Outdoor Joe's® Poison Ivy Pro for their holiday gift, you can give them the protection they want against dealing with painful poison ivy rashes.
Pair It With Extra Protection
Outdoor Joe's® Poison Ivy Pro makes a great gift idea for outdoorsy loved ones on its own, but pairing it with our partner product, Barrier Balm, gives your loved ones a complete skincare solution for their active lifestyle. Barrier Balm is an all-purpose skin treatment that is especially useful during the cold and dry winter months. Barrier balm contains lanolin, making it an excellent product for dry skin.
During winter, active outdoorsmen are exposed to cold and dry conditions that are hard on their skin. The deep penetrating and long-lasting moisturizing compounds in Barrier Balm will help heal and prevent dry and cracked skin. During spring and summer, the zinc in Barrier Balm makes it a great way to soothe and prevent chafing of the skin on long hikes and bike rides.