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Old June 23rd, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Best insect repellant ?

A group of us are taking our rovers out to an uninhabited island on the Carolina coast this weekend. There is obviously no mosquito fogging in the area so expecting some the size of Velociraptors. Looking for advice on what to stock up on.

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 11:58 AM
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Spray your clothes, tents with permethrin spray. Sawyer makes a good product.

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 12:20 PM
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I get the Deep Woods Off when I cannot find 100% Deet made by Bens. I never spray the deet on my skin, but on my hat, pant legs or clothes- it works really well. We have a bad population of them here in Maine so a combo of all of that stuff like Tom mentioned is how to approach it.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 12:25 PM
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Bounce dryer sheets! One sheet in each front pocket of your pants. Thank me later.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 12:26 PM
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Look for products that contain Deet or Neem oil. The old farmers always said to carry dryer sheets in the belt loops....
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Camping in Florida year around makes you look for bug spray and products that work. We use therma cells. I have three and set them up wind around the camp.
As for spray we use what ever we can find with 100%deet. Spray the cloths and tents, not your skin.

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 12:34 PM
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Doug - when I took the boy scouts up to the Boundary Waters in Nthn MN and Canada I stocked up n this....NO ONE got bitten by a mozzie...NO ONE...I swear by this stuff now.

x2 on the premetherin - great stuff

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24134236
http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10951679
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Jonesy, I had to laugh at the name of the second product. "Clothing and Gear Repellant" I thought you were trying to repel bugs not your clothes!
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Doug - when I took the boy scouts up to the Boundary Waters in Nthn MN and Canada I stocked up n this....NO ONE got bitten by a mozzie...NO ONE...I swear by this stuff now.

x2 on the premetherin - great stuff

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24134236
http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10951679
I do the same thing. Around where I live I try to never use repellant, and if I do its some natural granola hippy shit my wife buys, LOL.

BUT, I go to Boundary Waters in MN every year and I don't screw around then. I pack a bottle of the Ben's Hundo Deet, or whatever other Hundo Deet I can find. I spray it on my skin, clothes, hat, you name it. Make sure you rinse your hands off so you don't melt any plastic.
It drives my wife nuts that I just keep applying deet over deet for days on end without a shower, LOL. I'm not particularly fond of that practice either but you gotta do what works. Its either that or get carried away by those bastards.
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If you need something to apply directly on skin this stuff buzz away works great here in FL if my kids don't have it on, they get eaten alive!
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A group of us are taking our rovers out to an uninhabited island on the Carolina coast this weekend. There is obviously no mosquito fogging in the area so expecting some the size of Velociraptors. Looking for advice on what to stock up on.

Thanks in advance

Lol, don't forget the biting flies that draw blood. Those are really fun. Wish I was going with you guys
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Lol, don't forget the biting flies that draw blood. Those are really fun. Wish I was going with you guys
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no see ums are the worst, just hope there is a breeze. In my line of work I have found the deep woods off to be readily available and works well. I know this hippy guy he claims he has seen natrapel outperform the DEET products.
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We wish we could go, 2 fellow employees on vacation. Just can't get away.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 04:40 PM
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would love to, shocks are currently in california

shock towers are in NJ in a trailer full of fresh rover chrome.

going away for 3 weeks in july so shouldn't really take any more time off right now.

I don't recall any no-see-ums at the NC beaches, just lots and lots of skeeters and biting flies. biting flies really sucked I have to say. Deep woods off would work for about 1/2 hour, then re-apply.



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Spray your clothes, tents with permethrin spray. Sawyer makes a good product.

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Thanks, Tom! Just ordered some of that for July 4h along the St. Lawrence River.
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Install aftermarket 90wt fogger. Cleans up the underside and makes good use of the "waste" oil.
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Stay in the cabin/truck and drink heavily.
Well you could have come along and done just that but NO you have to go to some lost distant relatives wedding ????
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