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    Hi Everyone, Just wondering what bug dope you all use, homemade or commercial.

    This summer was doing some research into different repellants, but figured it makes sense to ask those who spend lots of quality time in the woods for their advice.

    Thanks!


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    Deet. Deeps Woods Off. You've sort of been saving up for that first post, huh?

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    Anything with Deet....the higher % the better.
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    Deep woods off, and plenty of it. Nothing like a case of organic chiggers to cure that "Mother Earth News" streak in you.

    In a pinch though, I will pick a few basil leaves out of the garden and rub it on my arms and neck. I seems to keep the mosquitos at bay until I can get to the DWO.

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    I seem to remember using Avon Skin-So-Soft a long time ago.
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    Deet. Not really a debate.

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    Deet. OFF makes one called "100". It is 98% Deet. Pricier than most stuff out there, but zero mosquitoes, ticks, and chiggers. Love the stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    Deep woods off, and plenty of it. Nothing like a case of organic chiggers to cure that "Mother Earth News" streak in you.

    In a pinch though, I will pick a few basil leaves out of the garden and rub it on my arms and neck. I seems to keep the mosquitos at bay until I can get to the DWO.

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    Homemade "Bug Stuff" with lemon eucalyptus essential oil. It works very well. "Repel" is a commercial version.

    FWIW, the active ingredient in LEEO (same as in citronella, but LEEO doesn't have the funky smell of citronella) is recognized by the Nanny State Insect Agency (can't remember the official name - the CDC, BFD, FU2, or whatever) as effective.
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