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Old 05-26-2009, 09:20 AM
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Default Deep Woods Off *40*

I typically use 29 but 40 was all that they had so I bought some.
The skitoes were terrible. The 29 worked well so I thought the
40 would be better.

***WARNING***

40 is too strong.

On friday I put some where I typically do. On my cheeks and on the back of
my neck. It stung all day but I ignored it. Friday night i had huge blotches on my face and neck where I put it and it still burned.

On saturday I smartened up and put it only on my hat and on my clothing on my shoulders. I developed breathing problems later in the day. This stuff is just too dang strong. I took my cap off on the way back to the car so I could breath.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:23 AM
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Default Re: Deep Woods Off *40*

What is worse, they make one that is 100% Deet. That stuff is nasty, although I've been in places that I was damn glad I had it.
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Default Re: Deep Woods Off *40*

We have a few "skeeters" down here in Texas as well. I won't go on about how big they are. So, what is the best bug spray? Does anyone use the "Buzz-Off" clothing? It's expensive for sure. We have organic garden and yard, so I obviously like to avoid chemicals, but I also like to avoid mosquito spread diseases. Any organic solutions out there?
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: Deep Woods Off *40*

There is some organic available...Cactus Juice was one of them...It needs to be reapplied more often but it works...

The Deep Woods Off is also a hazard to your fly line if you get it on the line.

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:55 PM
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I will second the cactus juice!! you can get it in a spray or mixed with sunblock all natural and smells like an orange.
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Default Re: Deep Woods Off *40*

Deet is toxic. It works and generally won't kill ya, but its toxic.

I like this stuff quite well, and have been personally assured by the owner of the co that it won't damage fly lines. Insect Repellent : SmartShield

The buzz-off clothing is treated with permethrin which is effective, safe and green enough to where pest control companies are now using it and marketing as a "green" solution. (learned of this when recently we found a scorpion inside the house my 8mo old daughter crawls around)

That said, last I knew permethrin wasn't approved for contact on skin by the FDA. (It has however been used on skin by the military for years, but apparently ok for them and approved for the rest of us is totally different)
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You're just going to have to decide what's more important; your cognitive ability or fishing!
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Default Re: Deep Woods Off *40*

Managed to get out of work early and went fishing for a bit...don't ask.

Anyways, I was in need of some repellent for the little flying/crawling vermin when I ran across this at Wally World (Walmart for the uninitiated):

HOMS Bite Blocker Xtreme Sportsman Insect Repellent - Organic

www.homs.com

Ingredients:

3% Soy Bean Oil
6% Geranium Oil
8% Caster Oil

Inert Ingredients: Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Lecithin, Wintergreen Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate & Benzoic Acid

Stuff smell pretty good and is supposed to keep the creepy crawlies away for up to 8 hours. Advertised as Sweatproof and Waterproof. Got an extra bottle for the family....can't have the brood kyping my fishing stash....
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Bears love that organic stuff....sort of like salad dressing!
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Axle, I won't ask about the fishing; but did the organic repellent from W-Mart work?

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