One of my esteemed blogging buddies observed "...preparedness and survival. I never considered (women's) lingerie to be an important part of the process"
By an amazing coincidence I had been running in the park the other day (three miles in 1.45 fortnights!) when I met a young lady named Amy. Amy was preparing for a 50k race in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. The course ran atop the Pictured Rocks and crossed the Two Hearted River.
While talking, she shared that women's "nylons", i.e. shear panty-hose, deterred ticks.
Ticks and chiggers qualify as a "preparedness and survival" issue.
Mrs ERJ wanted more details so I opened a search engine and typed in "Panty-hose Ticks"
A typical article like this one said it was for-real.
White is the preferred color to make it easier to see them climbing your legs.
Sadly, it is only a partial solution. Ticks will climb until they find a place to dig in.
I have to wonder if a sweat-band-like construction could stop the ticks if it was impregnated with insecticide or female-velcro to entrap them or smeared with Crisco or Vaseline.