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Re: Mosquitos?

Postby losthillsguy » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:15 pm

How the skeeters in Onion Valley and above as of July 5th??

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Re: Mosquitos?

Postby JMat » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:17 pm

Instead of DEET I prefer to use Cutter Advanced. It has Picardin in it and works just as well just not near as long. I had to reapply about every hour or so, they say it should last 3 but I was sweating pretty good. This stuff was just approved 3 or 4 years ago and doesn't leave you feeling like you have an oil slick on you. It also doesn't come with all the warnings DEET does either.

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Re: Mosquitos?

Postby Sierra Maclure » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:24 am

I've been hiking around 7-8 K on the west side lately and they seem to be getting a bit worse with each week - matching the increasing flowers - especially in wet areas. I DEET up only when I can't stand it any longer which has been rarely in the evening or when going thru a swamp. I blast my hair and clothes with 100% DEET and try to keep it off my skin. Once you've had cancer & you don't know what caused it, you get cautious about everything. So far may hair has not fallen out (chemo did that) and my clothes have not melted although I had my DEET in the same pocket with my compass once and it did a number on the plastic on my compass. I heard that Long Meadow at 9K in Yos. is hellacious right now.
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