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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Which is the best mosquito and tick repellent, Picaridin, Permethrin, or DEET? Picaridin is odorless, colorless, and is part of the Piperidine, which is an organic compound. Picaridin is suppose to be effective for up to around 10 hours. Permethrin is part of the Pyrethroid family which is...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Watching Moonshiners on The Discovery Channel. They said Listerine works as a bug repellent. Anybody ever heard of this? If that's the case, one could ditch the bug repellent and carry some Listerine which would be a multi-purpose item (mouthwash [duh], bug spray, cut/scratch disinfectant...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone on this board know if there is an alternative method of deterring ticks away from you besides using deet? Ticks are bad where I live and I don't want to make it past all the dangers, zombies and whatever else only to be taken out by a tick. I lost a friend due to a tick.
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Mosquitoes are a real problem no matter where you are, but if you are stuck in the woods with no way to get away from them, it is really bad. I know a lot of people use Deet, but I really hate that stuff. Deet is dietltoluamide, and I know that it is considered safe, but there have been rare...
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