Wes Siler runs IndefinitelyWild, Outside's lifestyle column telling the story of adventure-travel in the outdoors, the vehicles and gear that get us there, and the people we meet along the way. You may recognize Wes from such websites as Jalopnik, Gizmodo, and Hell For Leather, where he used to review cars and motorcycles, and share his various misadventures, outdoors and otherwise. Wes lives in LA with his partner Virginia McQueen, and their dogs, Wiley and Bowie.
Is DEET Safe?
In response to reader questions, I’ve resolved to take a skeptical approach to DEET's safety and try to find out if it really is something we should feel OK about applying to our skin.