Bugs, bugs, & more frigging bugs!

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Scratchammo, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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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.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Actually, besides the cows keeping you awake, it sounds wonderful.
     

  3. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    My grandfather would use straight oil of citronella when we were kids. Worked like a charm and still does.
     
  4. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    ThermaCell's work great!:cool:
     
  5. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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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.
     
  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Anybody else use that citronella/marigold soap? Anything but DEET would be great!
     
  7. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    This soap doesn't have DEET, if it did I'd have a melted rifle stock :rolleyes:
    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.
     
  8. Jeff_F

    Jeff_F New Member

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    Vanilla extract works well to keep the mosquito's and no see ems at bay. Splash it on like aftershave.
     
  9. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    but then you smell like cookies...never know what you'll attract...:eek:


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  10. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Yeah. I'm thinking I'm not gonna try that. :rolleyes: