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I know I just tweeted about this, but I’m putting it here because it’s less likely to be missed.
At the start of most boffer LARPs, what with them taking place at campsites, with all the outdoors and nature and what not, there’s often some sort of list of things to be cautious about. For some reason, at Lost Eidolons, there’s always a risk of beavers and turtles. (Go figure.)
One part of the list that’s easy to mentally gloss over is the tick warnings- they always tell you to do tick checks. And I’m usually pretty lazy about it (though I do use bug spray.)
A friend of mine recently told me he pulled a bunch of ticks off of himself at a LARP… then later felt fatigued for days on end. He was diagnosed with lyme disease, which is spread by ticks. It’s treatable, but it’s still dangerous.
So remember your tick checks. (And keep an eye out for target-shaped rashes, though they don’t always show up.)
The RN who treated my friend gave him a tip- pet flea collars on each ankle.
Maybe get the right color and incorporate them into your costume?