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  1. #31
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    Re: Mosquitos and water purification

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatter View Post
    That's why I stopped using anything with DEET in it many years ago.
    Unfortunately today's products only have 20 - 30% deet in them.

    I've used products with deet for years. Many years ago (maybe 40), I stopped putting it on my skin. Put it on your hat, and on your clothes around your collar and on the shoulders and back. Typically I identify one or two bush shirts and I basically don't wash them. Each time I go out, I "add" more deet to the clothing. And, throw the shirt away (or wash it) at season's end.

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    Re: Mosquitos and water purification

    For about 5 years I've been using the Thermacell. I have it strapped on the top of my bush work pack frame. I leave it there. It sits close to my head, which is where I really want to be bug free. I find the thermacells work and don't work. Depends on the day, depends on the bug I hope to repell on a given day, and it depends on whether or not I've got a fresh cell pack or an old one that has run it's course.

  3. #33
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    Re: Mosquitos and water purification

    I am starting to warm to the idea of adding a lifestraw or two to the gear bag...I rarely ever hunt places without a Basecamp and lots of water with a drinkable water source near by...but some longer hiking hunts might be in my future and the idea of catching giardia or cryptosporidium means I want to be precautious for sure...

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    Thumbs up Re: Mosquitos and water purification

    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenthrottle View Post
    ...but some longer hiking hunts might be in my future and the idea of catching giardia or cryptosporidium means I want to be precautious for sure...
    You REALLY Do Not want to catch that Chit! Trust me on that!
    Thought I could beat it on my own.
    Until 40 pounds and all my energy slipped away.
    Now I am very VERY cautious!

    Highly recommend the Life Straw!

    Cheers,
    Nog
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVNNhzkJ-UU&feature=related

    Egotistical, Self Centered, Son of a Bitch Killer that Doesn't Play Well With Others.

    Guess he got to Know me

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    Re: Mosquitos and water purification

    Quote Originally Posted by IronNoggin View Post
    You REALLY Do Not want to catch that Chit! Trust me on that!
    Thought I could beat it on my own.
    Until 40 pounds and all my energy slipped away.
    Now I am very VERY cautious!

    Highly recommend the Life Straw!

    Cheers,
    Nog
    I've seen some lifestraws at a pretty good price I will grab one for sure, but need something for 4-7 day backpack trip into back country as well not sure if pump or gravity, just want effectiveness and not have to boil every oz. Of water
    Last edited by TheObserver; 07-12-2022 at 06:11 AM.

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    Re: Mosquitos and water purification

    Does thermacell have a scent? I dont want anything that emits and odour already producin enough on my own lol, I will be bringing my mosquito net jacket next time but it definitely hinders visibility

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    Re: Mosquitos and water purification

    No scent. It works best when you are stationary. I had it going up near Clearwater last week and we went from annoying amounts of mosquitoes, no see ums and black flies to none. I was really impressed.
    Your asking in the wrong place. This is the tinfoil hat capital of the internet

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