Originally Posted by Pip
..although my dad told me about some stuff he got and it smells like lemon, really strong smell, and they don't touch him (he swears by it now). PM me if your interested lol, i'll see if i can find out the name.
Citronella? It doesn't last as long or work well as Deet but it doesn't dissolve plastic.
You could always put on your bug goop and let it evaporate before you put on all of your gear.