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Old 06-19-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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The one thing that makes the woods unbearable is all the bugs. I can't stand walking into the wilderness & walk out bitten all over. I tried some soap that seems to be working pretty well. I ordered this: Natural citronella & marigold soap handmade by Herbaria
I'm laying on a cot under the stars at the moment & the only things keeping me awake are the dadgum cows.


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Old 06-19-2011, 06:51 AM   #2
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Actually, besides the cows keeping you awake, it sounds wonderful.


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My grandfather would use straight oil of citronella when we were kids. Worked like a charm and still does.
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ThermaCell's work great!
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Garlic, you could just smell bad after about three days I don't even notice the bugs. Try using oder killing detergent and sprays, when I go hunting I use it and the bugs pretty much leave me alone except for spider webs.
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Anybody else use that citronella/marigold soap? Anything but DEET would be great!
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This soap doesn't have DEET, if it did I'd have a melted rifle stock
The bar has lasted me for almost two weeks & is only half gone! I've been using this soap for my face & buzzed hair as well. I get the occasional bug buzzing by but they don't stick around long. I also got a sample bar with it, it's called "Tea Tree Green Tea". I haven't used it yet. I will warn you that you will smell like citronella but I haven't had any complaints. I like Dove & Head & Shoulders but so does every flying insect in the woods. I'm about to order more. I'll keep some in my saddlebag under my Hennessy Hammock.
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Vanilla extract works well to keep the mosquito's and no see ems at bay. Splash it on like aftershave.
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Vanilla extract works well to keep the mosquito's and no see ems at bay. Splash it on like aftershave.
but then you smell like cookies...never know what you'll attract...


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Vanilla extract works well to keep the mosquito's and no see ems at bay. Splash it on like aftershave.
Yeah. I'm thinking I'm not gonna try that.


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