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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Around these parts, artificial man made tick and chigger repellants are the only way I can tolerate hiking or exploring the woods and fields in the summer. I've read about non-manufactured repellants such as essential oils of lavender and Rose geranium. I have also heard about cedar being used...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Some of you may call them red bugs. Last year at this time I was helping plant food plots at my hunt club. Forgot to use insect repellent. 61 chigger bites. This Year I used more repellent than BP spilled oil. No chigger bites but pulled off two ticks. I advocate we include in our preparations...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    While not as bad a health threat as ticks these insects from hell are designed to torment mankind and will get in places on your body even you cannot reach. I always go into the woods with long sleeves and long pants as well as socks. I tuck in sometimes but always wipe my wrists neck and legs...
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