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What's the best insect repellent?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hondo, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Wet winter and spring have resulted in a few more mosquitos, etc. where we live. What's the best personal repellent? Deep Woods Off, Cutters, the Skin so Soft? Anyone have any thoughts?
  2. TeamBud

    TeamBud Member

    I think you're supposed to send your Sheep questions directly to copperpot.


    But it looks like Off, Cutter, and 3M are all good. And SoS, not so much.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Cutter always works really well for me.
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    When I lived in Florida, Deep Woods made a cream that worked about 100X better than the spray. It was expensive as shit, but it was worth it.

  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    We went hiking last weekend and the mosquitoes and other buts were out in force. I used Cutter and it worked fairly well -- not perfect, but much better with than without.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Muskol, baby
  7. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Depends on your blood type.
    Mosquitoes love O positive.
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    A closed door.

    Winter usually works, too, depending on where you live.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I've tried Skin So Soft, and never found it effective.
    I use Muskol, the higher the percentage of DEET the better.
    Just don't get it in your eyes or on your glasses.
    It will eat your watch crystal, too, but I don't wear a watch.
    Don't get it on your iPhone.

    But it works. No joke.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Let me get this straight. This stuff will eat through an iPhone, a watch crystal and your glasses. And you put it on your skin?

    I think I'll take my chances with the bugs.
  11. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I agree.
    If the cave-painters at Lascaux got bit by bugs 40,000 years ago, it's good enough for Fart.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I don't really hike anymore, but if you're out there when the bugs are bad you're willing to gamble relief now against possibility of cancer later.
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