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Old May 15th, 2013, 14:39   #1
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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

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Old May 15th, 2013, 14:43   #2
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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
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Old May 15th, 2013, 14:45   #3
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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.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 15:02   #4
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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.

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Old May 15th, 2013, 15:12   #5
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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.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 15:14   #6
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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.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 15:15   #7
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I would imagine that the new off! fans work pretty well, plus they can clip onto molle!
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Old May 15th, 2013, 15:37   #8
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Old May 15th, 2013, 15:52   #9
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Old May 15th, 2013, 16:01   #10
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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.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 16:08   #11
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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.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 16:16   #12
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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.

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Old May 15th, 2013, 16:31   #13
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Old May 15th, 2013, 16:40   #14
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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"
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Old May 15th, 2013, 16:42   #15
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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.
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