I've been thinking about taking my son to sleep out in the woods one night this summer, but I wonder if there's something I can do to discourage ticks.
The place I have in mind is a patch of woodland that belongs to a friend of mine, probably near the edge of the wood, with a view over the fields and heath. The problem is that the area has a fairly high population of deer and sheep, maybe even some boar, and I really don't want the two of us coming down with Lyme's disease.
I don't feel comfortable about sleeping in hammocks. Although I sometimes have an afternoon nap in one, I can't trust myself or my son to sleep in one for a full night...
So, I suppose camp beds to get us off the ground, or a tent with a sewn-in groundsheet?