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Old 02-25-2015, 02:22 PM   #11
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If you camp in dryer regions, bugs are a non issue We were in the Trinity Alps working two years ago, bout a half mile off the lake. We sat outside almost every night and were never bothered by bugs, but, not much rain there either. Same with Durango Colorado last year, very few bugs, since we were just south of town more in the high desert type vegetation and little rain. It would actually rain in town and we were 5 miles south it didn't rain.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:48 PM   #12
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I was pretty skeptical when my wife bought these but they work surprisingly well.

Clip-On Mosquito Repellent | OFF! Insect Repellents

I may look for a thermacell too to try out. Probably a similar technology.

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Old 02-25-2015, 04:48 PM   #13
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I was pretty skeptical when my wife bought these but they work surprisingly well.

Clip-On Mosquito Repellent | OFF! Insect Repellents

I may look for a thermacell too to try out. Probably a similar technology.

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My wife bought them for us too. I was like you, very skeptical, but they worked really well in panhandle of FL last summer.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:53 AM   #14
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We use any dry spray powder with the highest Deet content. However, while up in Nova Scotia last Spring, nothing worked against the Black Flies. The only thing to do was to put one of those net type hats over your head to keep them away. Nice fashion statement .
I've never dealt with black flies yet. They sound nasty!
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:55 AM   #15
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I was pretty skeptical when my wife bought these but they work surprisingly well.

Clip-On Mosquito Repellent | OFF! Insect Repellents

I may look for a thermacell too to try out. Probably a similar technology.

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We use the ThermaCELL Lantern and the personal ThermaCELL. Both are effective. I think the OFF! product works similarly.
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My wife bought them for us too. I was like you, very skeptical, but they worked really well in panhandle of FL last summer.
Interesting... Hmmm...
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If you camp in dryer regions, bugs are a non issue We were in the Trinity Alps working two years ago, bout a half mile off the lake. We sat outside almost every night and were never bothered by bugs, but, not much rain there either. Same with Durango Colorado last year, very few bugs, since we were just south of town more in the high desert type vegetation and little rain. It would actually rain in town and we were 5 miles south it didn't rain.
I would love to camp where there are no bugs!
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:58 AM   #18
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Or this:
This make me crack up!!!
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:04 AM   #19
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Campfire + Thermacell + bug spray + fan....Yep, we use them all at once.
Ha! Doesn't the fan cancel out the ThermaCELL because it blows the vapor stuff away?
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What I do is setup one of those clip-on desk lamp over in the corner of the camping spot. When I look over there it is loaded down with all kinds of flying critters so 25-30 feet away from us... Actually I usually use two of these with one pointing down and the other one pointing up. This gives us old folks a fighting chance finding our trailer when we go to the bathroom...


Some say this only draws more flying things into your area but seems to work for us pretty good.

We have the rope lights up under the awning which does not draw insects and does light up our sitting area rather well...

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Interesting, so the mosquitos are attracted to the light (and not to you)?
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