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Offline Go Blue

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Bug spray
« on: April 19, 2017, 11:04:33 AM »
For those of you that hunt the high county in Aug. for bear.  You know that the bugs can or are a problem. What type of bug spray do you use and does it help?

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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 11:11:53 AM »
Thermacell is your friend!!!
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 02:27:12 PM »
Sawyer Permethrin.

Make sure you read the instructions a week or so before you leave. It doesn't work like normal bug spray.
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 02:33:36 PM »
Thermacell is your friend!!!

That actually works?

I just tossed one out in the garbage.  Figured it was hokey gimmick.
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 03:05:11 PM »
Oh trust me it works fantastic.  I have sat in the swamps in Virginia hog hunting and never have skeeter one land on me even though there are thousands around me.  Yes it works very well.  I also use the permethrin on my pants for the ticks!!
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 03:16:49 PM »
Not sure Thermacell would be my exclusive high country deterrent as it has challenges in windy conditions.  I carry Ben's Wipes and have been pleased with those.  Carry a small zipper bag and you can use one wipe multiple times.  If you can find Silver Thread silk weight long jons that works good as well.  Just harder to find those these days.  As for ticks, I got turned onto Ortho Home Defense a few years ago.  So far zero ticks.  Have to plan further in advance when using it, but no longer have to search the country looking for Sawyers.  Closest Lowes or Home Depot works!  Also works great for keeping the creepy crawlies out of the house!
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 05:46:17 PM »
I buy permethrin on Amazon.
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 05:59:35 PM »
Thermacell is your friend!!!

I use Thermacell, even work well for me in AK's mosquito infested areas. Won't use deet

Sawyer Permethrin.

Make sure you read the instructions a week or so before you leave. It doesn't work like normal bug spray.

I like this stuff too if i'm in tick country :twocents:

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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 06:04:55 PM »
Nothing better than a thermocell!!
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 08:00:09 AM »
thermocell's are great and work as advertised. with that said all things have there place and the high country is not a thermocell's place of glory. i think if you were in an area with little to no wind then yes it will do well but overall that is rare when above tree line.  i at all times have a small bottle of repel 100 in my bino chest case 1fl oz. for when if its bad i bring another larger size as well in my back pack. the last couple years have been horrible at times even above 7000 ft..........hopefully the cold this winter will help with that. good luck, have a great season..........

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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 08:59:33 AM »
We use the outdoorsman strength spray.  I also use thermocell when sitting and wind is calm.  Also carry the off wipes and tie em to my hats or something when its bad.  Certain times and high places it gets super bad and nothing works perfectly.  I will wear a head net and long sleeves then.  Skeeters don't care when they are really hungry!
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 06:08:29 PM »
I didn't find my thermacell to work worth a damn last spring.  So, i found the highest DEET spray I could find and enjoyed the hunt.

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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 08:34:10 AM »
I got some stuff called REPEL, it is lemon-eucalyptus and DEET free.  I don't know how effective it was, because there was enough wind last year that bugs were kept down anyways.  I imagine it is probably less effective than DEET, but I'm not interested in being around DEET.

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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 08:40:23 AM »
Im going to try garlic this year.    A little more natural smelling than deet
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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2017, 09:07:25 PM »
I've been quite happy w/ my thermacell the just take 5mins or so too get going been in the thick & nasty among other wet areas no complaints​ here

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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2017, 01:56:42 PM »
permethrin for clothes and picaridin for skin.

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Re: Bug spray
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2017, 06:29:37 PM »
permethrin for clothes and picaridin for skin.
just bought a bottle of skin so soft picaridin off Amazon, the reviews on a backcountry hiking site are really good.  permethrin on my clothes works great! And the thermacell also works very well, if it's too windy, your not going to have mosquitos are you ?  Seems to me the wind keeps them away?

 

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