How did you manage the mosquitoes?

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How did you manage the mosquitoes?

There where no problem at all =)
I was bitten alot but the mosquitoe repellent worked!
I was eaten alive, they where a huge problem!
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Post by Klab » 21 Jun 2010, 01:56

Redmenace_tv wrote:I found by wearing ober-lix's socks all week and drying them by the use of the camp fire i smelt bed enough to drive them away.
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Post by OviDiuS » 21 Jun 2010, 03:30

What mosquitoes ? When you can take a pice of bread and put some "Kalles Kaviar" On it and wave around in the air and it will fill the bread whit mosquitoes. Then i consider it light. Now ? It was almost no mosquitoes this game at all. So it is no problem there.

But there could just be that i am adjusted to have like a cloud of them around me almost all the time when i go out in to the woods here at home.
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Post by Cosmo » 21 Jun 2010, 04:47

Our Autan solved pretty much all our mosquitoes problems. I had more issues with the ANTS at our base then i did with the mosquitoes.
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Post by munkki » 21 Jun 2010, 16:13

There wasn't really too much of them.. Rather sunny and mosquitoes, than raining and none of them.
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Post by Mimmi ^^ » 21 Jun 2010, 18:25

I don't usually mind mosquitos, but my sleeping bag has only a small hole for my face when fully up-zipped, so well, during the night, the only place for them to access my blodd was in my face. soooooo. well. not too happy with the bites in my face. xD

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Post by running+sizzor » 21 Jun 2010, 20:30

The bug repellant in my face cammo combined with deet work perfectly for me. The only times I got stung was when I got lazy with spraying. The rain also did wonders to get rid of the butgs... as long as it kept raining.

The deet did melt the plastic of my watch though :(
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Post by JKangas » 21 Jun 2010, 20:45

Much less mosquitoes than I expected. There was the smaller variety (mäkärä, cannot recall the english word) which tried biting me around goggles, but repellant worked nicely on them also.

I do have itching spots in my forearms now but that was just because I had to roll up my sleeves on Sat when the sun came up and did not think to get some repellant on my forearms.

No biggie overall, just get strong enough repellant and spray it over your headgear as well as on your skin. (By the way brand Autan/icaradine seemed to work very well. It does not melt plastic the way DEET does.)

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Post by jdoe » 21 Jun 2010, 22:11

Applied deterrant when needed, covered my skin etc. No problems when sleeping.

Ironically, I got more bites at my parents house, unloading and dismounting the trailer, in about 15mins of time, than in the whole time in Berget :D
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Optimal repellent worked well

Post by mmilia » 22 Jun 2010, 10:15

DEET 50% worked very well for me. Only few bites.
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Post by Radar » 22 Jun 2010, 10:34

My forehead got bumpier than the roads down to safe zone. Wasn't that big of a problem though..
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Post by hezi » 22 Jun 2010, 19:24

We sprayed some mosquitos repellent our hats inside and outside,
that helped us fight the mosquitos
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Post by Mr.Ghost » 22 Jun 2010, 19:48

Mosquitos? I ate them! ;-)

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Post by Brujo » 22 Jun 2010, 21:53

Mosquitos were aplenty in 3rd Mtn camp aswel as in all swampy areas of conflict. Repellent worked for a while, then it was feeding time :)
As someone already mentioned - the stings were not too itchy, they were bumpy, however :)
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Post by Junior » 23 Jun 2010, 00:09

Some mosquito repellent on the hat would drive most of them away but I would also recommend using something to ease up the bites after you've been bitten.

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Post by vinni » 23 Jun 2010, 02:00

I just put on bug repellant every time i saw the li'l buggers get too close for comfort, though that amount of deet probably drastically shortened my lifespan :P

oh, note for future referece: when doing base defense in your undie's, put bug repellant on your legs or they will be consumed alive :x
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