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#1 mtn dog

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:03 PM

Does anybody know of an effective mosquito repellent that...a. WORKS,b. does not dissolve plastic (like DEET does), andc. has little or no odor?I've been reading about picaradin which claims to be as effective as DEET if it's in at least 15 or 20% solution. Can anyone advise if this works?http://amcequipped.b...-of-buzzer.htmlAnd, YES, I know it's smarter for hunters to pay attention to the wind direction first and worry about scent control second but I sure don't want to douse myself in a bug repellent that makes me smell like I've been wrestling with the local Avon lady. What works best to repel skeeters but not coyotes?
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:36 PM

I have tried a bunch of different mosquito repellants and I found that the eucalyptus oil repellant (from walmart, REI, Sport Chalet-camping section) works great. I does not contain DEET, only eucalyptus oil. I have used it during deer, elk, wild boar, and predator hunts without a problem....Good Luck!Here is a link of the product from REI:http://www.rei.com/p...r:referralID=NA

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

Is it odorless?
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:13 PM

If it has eucalyptus oil in it it isn't odorless!

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:18 PM

No, its not odorless, but watch the wind and it isn't a problem.....

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:35 PM

I once read massive amounts of vitamin B1 can repel mosquitoes. DoNot! eat bananas! (something else I heard)




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