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ScottySkis

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I love hiking been buying 25% deet off dry and that just helps a little. any thing else that might help I rather eat steak at home then bugs in my mouth while hiking.
 

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Scotty...
Headnet? Darker shade reflects less sunlight. I glued 2 strips of polystyrene to form "X"..measured for head length and width to lay the netting on, with ~.5" overhang everywhere on top, to keep it off your head othw bugs just sit on top and bite. fwiw.. *EDIT: HA!...watch in 50yrs the great $$$ in science will find the polystyrene cancerous and DEET not really a player...LOL. Have found Cutter's Dry stuff good so far...but haven't tested with the deer and moose flies...:roll:

To a bug-free Fourth
 
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So i used 100%.that didnt help. I boughy water foggles that helped bug time. keeping bugs iut my eyes very important., Tomkorow i try rhe moquttio mesh thing for the head . Thanks everyine for the advice.
 

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Good thread title.

I've got an extremely low tolerance for mosquitos. I've tried alot of stuff but I always get chewed up worse than the folks I'm with. My girlfriend always says it's in my mind but a slew of obvious bites on my skin the next morning always proves otherwise.
 

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Good thread title.

I've got an extremely low tolerance for mosquitos. I've tried alot of stuff but I always get chewed up worse than the folks I'm with. My girlfriend always says it's in my mind but a slew of obvious bites on my skin the next morning always proves otherwise.

You're not alone Edd... I got used to blackflies a long time ago, but even just taking a walk @local City Forest paths/trails...the headnet keeps me sane.

SCOTTY, do the % in DEET!, not alcohol dude....
 
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mesh thing over my head works. i biuht 100% deet didnt really help much. Maybe i just attract bugs . i also bought water googgles and rilled a tiny whole in then i abiut to try those again.
 

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Reading this thread makes me laugh! My son was in our backyard next to the wood line with a few of his friends back in May on a hot day when all of a sudden he came hauling ass in to the house and yelled "I hate summer - too many friggin bugs and it's too hot!". My comment? "That's may boy!" I have raised a bunch of winter fans!

On another note, I have hiked a few times with my wife and kids - the bugs kill it for them. So the few times we do hike it is often on cooler days in the fall or in the spring before black flies.
 
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