Airsoft Canada

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Bug spray of choice


Newbie Tank

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 15th, 2013, 14:39   #1
-Shade's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oakville - ON
Bug spray of choice

Now that the bugs are starting to come out - I'm curious what people use for repellent. There was an old thread from 2005, but I figured there may be some new products on the market now.

I heard things about anything DEET damaging guns and finishes.

Any recommendations from sprays, to vitamins, to natural products are welcome

Last edited by -Shade; May 15th, 2013 at 14:49.. Reason: accidentally words
-Shade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 14:43   #2
Acid44's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Scarborough, ON
Human skin and some Dealwithit. Actually you live in Oakville, so you probably have some nasty bugs out there.

I've always just gotten little bottles of Off! to carry around with me
Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
Acid44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 14:45   #3
canabubba's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Amway made the best bug repellant I've ever used, but I never see it anymore. Didn't stink like regular bug spray and I don't THINK it dissolved everything it touched.

Here in Manitoba, I generally use something like Deep Woods Off, or something along those lines.
canabubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 15:02   #4
BennyBoy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto
My cousin had a bottle of concentraded premethrin(50%) . He soaked it into his camp gear, was very effective and took a long time to wash away. Careful using that around cats, suppose to be toxic to them.

There are thiamin patches but theu require you to sweat quite a bit. They also make you sell pretty bad.

I personally use 30% deet versions of Muskol or Off deep woods. The new Off clip ons work well too but not great if you're moving around quickly.

! On mobile; sorry for any spelling mistakes or autocorrects!
Originally Posted by Baird
Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies. EVER!
BennyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 15:12   #5
ccyg8774's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sackville, NB
I just need some 30-40% DEET that don't dissolve my watch (Casio DW9052) and don't have horrible amount of scent add to it... Yet to find one.
ccyg8774 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 15:14   #6
L473ncy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: 11-30-24-1W5
NATO insect repellent, fairly odourless (very faint smell) and pretty effective. It's 28.5% DEET. NSN: 6840-20-000-6979

Also, 3M makes this Ultrathon insect repellent which is supposed to be pretty good, not sure if you can find it in Canada though.
ಠ_ಠLess QQ more Pew Pew
L473ncy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 15:15   #7
Enjoy's Tight Groupings from behind in his Tight Pants
EchoFourTwelve's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Toronto, ON
Send a message via Skype™ to EchoFourTwelve
I would imagine that the new off! fans work pretty well, plus they can clip onto molle!
Guardians of Asgaard - KF14
"tight pants, tight groups, "
EchoFourTwelve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 15:37   #8
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 416
Bug Spray, Schmug Spray. Keeping my blood alcohol level above 0.15 wards off them pesky mosquitoes, horse flies, bees, depth perception, reasoning, etc.
BrevityThing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 15:52   #9
Trev140_0's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Labbatt 50

Use it when we fish up north. Can wear mosquitos like a sweater if you use enough. Feel nothing.


"....Your life is ending one minute at a time..."

Trev140_0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 16:01   #10
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oshawa
I still have a few boxes of 90's vintage CF bug juice works like a charm just ummmm have to remember to keep it away from anything plastic and open flames lol.
WE M4 13" Troy TRX build
redneck12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 16:08   #11
Forever_kaos's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mississauga.
Have to check the brand, but I usually stick a few dryer sheets here and there on me. Works pretty well for a few hours, cheap and handy.

Other then that, usually carry a little bit of "Off Deep woods" with me.
Forever_kaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 16:16   #12
Deadpool's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Trois-Rivières

Everybody will know it's you, the bug will still be around you, but none will touch you. I use it all the time, keeps all kinds of bugs off you and is safe on plastics.

Vérificateur d'age Mauricie
Originally Posted by Strelok View Post
So you're saying we cannot engage in a hobby once we are older?

Children these days.
Deadpool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 16:31   #13
a.k.a. Morgothor
représentant officiel de
McCrea's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Quebec City

Best I've used
CNA - No4 Commando

McCrea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 16:40   #14
MultipleParadox's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St-Hubert, Qc
And muskol

The higher the DEET amount the better

Edit: I should've added "or so I was told by hardcore outdoor so-called specialists"
Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle View Post
Real life comparison,

GBBR- bang bang -- Giggle

AEG-- merrrzip merrzip -- meh

Last edited by MultipleParadox; May 15th, 2013 at 16:45..
MultipleParadox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2013, 16:42   #15
ASC's Whiny Bitch
Gato's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Richmond Hill (Ontario)
If you don't mind risking irritation and possibly some chemical related death, the military bug juice wards off most things I've ever seen.
Originally Posted by ThunderCactus View Post
Like seriously dude. The incredible lack of common sense in the question could be scientifically investigated for evidence of a black hole.
Certified Level 3.1415926 Sniper Certified
Certified Level 3.1415926 Orbital Weapons platform Certified
Gato is offline   Reply With Quote

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Airsoft Canada

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.