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Old June 3rd, 2005, 18:58   #46
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 20:44   #47
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As an aside, anyone coming to Keystone Strike 2 NEEDS some kind of insect repellent, preferrably with a VERY strong concentration of deet. You've never seen the skeeters we breed here....they're huge, and there's millions of them. The field for KS2 is in a low-lying drainage area, so there is lots of standing water, and thus by default, lots of mosquitoes.

I like 95% DEET myself, but good old CF-issue "JUNGLE POWER" works good for me, too....too bad it causes cancer.
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They cant be worse than where i come from (town build in the area of dried up swamps)
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Old June 4th, 2005, 01:25   #49
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I just came back from a camping/airsoft trip, and believe me when i say this, the mosquitoes were unbelievable. I found that burning plastics and metals (popcans) in the fire was pretty effective for a decent range. While we were playing we used those lightweight bug jackets made entirely of netting (crapp tire special) but what we did was spray paint them with camo paint. The mosquitoes didn't seem to like the spraypaint, and we were camoflouged. Two birds with one stone.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 16:01   #50
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As an aside, anyone coming to Keystone Strike 2 NEEDS some kind of insect repellent, preferrably with a VERY strong concentration of deet. You've never seen the skeeters we breed here....they're huge, and there's millions of them. The field for KS2 is in a low-lying drainage area, so there is lots of standing water, and thus by default, lots of mosquitoes.

I like 95% DEET myself, but good old CF-issue "JUNGLE POWER" works good for me, too....too bad it causes cancer.

Good ol Mosquitoba. I think I saw a skeeter fly off with a small child out there once. You don't need insect repellent out there, you need a shotgun and a flame thrower.
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Just a note do NOT use AfterBite more than once on mosquito bites. This is because it WILL burn like crazy. I dont know what makes it burn after the second application. The first makes the bite feel tingly and you won't feel the bite.
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I just came back from a camping/airsoft trip, and believe me when i say this, the mosquitoes were unbelievable. I found that burning plastics and metals (popcans) in the fire was pretty effective for a decent range. While we were playing we used those lightweight bug jackets made entirely of netting (crapp tire special) but what we did was spray paint them with camo paint. The mosquitoes didn't seem to like the spraypaint, and we were camoflouged. Two birds with one stone.
In the future, don't burn plastic or aluminum cans...while camping it is always a good idea to consider the environment.
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consuming a lot of vitamine E also help. You have to take a lot, so your body will excrete it in your sweat. Mosquito don't like the smell of vitamine E or something. It's not harmfull to you nor make you smell bad.

That's what I read in my biology books.
Not wishing to dispute your biology book but actually a (REALLY) excessive amount of vitamin E can make you anaemic and cause blood disorders - however that would only be after 'prolonged and excessive' use. If you were to increase your vitamin E intake prior to a game and then reduce it afterwards there should no danger at all.

This information comes from a member of the medical profession as opposed to personal experience.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 13:52   #54
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consuming a lot of vitamine E also help. You have to take a lot, so your body will excrete it in your sweat. Mosquito don't like the smell of vitamine E or something. It's not harmfull to you nor make you smell bad.

That's what I read in my biology books.
Not wishing to dispute your biology book but actually a (REALLY) excessive amount of vitamin E can make you anaemic and cause blood disorders - however that would only be after 'prolonged and excessive' use. If you were to increase your vitamin E intake prior to a game and then reduce it afterwards there should no danger at all.

This information comes from a member of the medical profession as opposed to personal experience.
I agree, It's stated that the exess of vitamin E is excreted by the swet, but it can't be good to do it all the time. Just like the day prior and during the game at most. It's like everything, too much is like not enough.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 14:48   #55
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Well, i've found mosquitos REALLY like me. Heck, i've had em land in a puddle of 95% deet i was about to apply (had it cupped in the palm of my hand). Deet does seem to work better so far for me than anything else, but i'm going to try some of the weird stuff mentioned in this thread (skin so soft/etc)

So far the only thing i've found that worked (unintentionally) to keep em off me was.... Dehydration (and i don't recommend this, and personally try to avoid it). Twice i've gotten real dehydrated towards the end of the day when i ran outta water at a game, and as time progressed i noticed they ignored me. Compared to normally when i have to beat em away with a stick for the entire day....

Mosquitos and blackflies will die trying to get through bug-netting to me, bite through jeans, and when i get bit the bites usually swell to about 1-2 inch lumps or more.

stupid bugs!
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I liked to let a mosquito bite me and waiting 'til it drank enough blood to burst A couple actually did burst, a dozen more couldnt fly afterwards
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If you get bitten enough you sorta don't notice it anymore :P
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Yeah, or you can just clue the itching out, that's what I do at least.
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If you get bitten enough you sorta don't notice it anymore :P
Skeeters like sweet "city" blood, and outa shape bodies that sweat too much and blow out huge volumes of CO2. Its the CO2 that attracts them
you wanna deal with the skeeters, get fit, spend as much time in the bush as you can, and just take your place in the food chain.

Eventually your body won't freak out every time you get bit.. and swell up.. it is a immune response to the anticlotting protien injected by the skeeter so he can suck your blood.
it takes a few days in the bush nearly going crazy.. but once that is past.. and you accept that you are made of food, you can deal

black flies.. well that is a whole different story... I hate those little fellas
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oh, dont even metion black flies Do you have any idea how much fun can be had with them? Catch a black fly, take a match, stick it in its.... rear belly (), light the match and let go
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