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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:50 PM
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Default insect repellent??? what is the best one you have used?

i am going to belize and limon costa rica . i know i need a GOOD repellent for the rainforest and it is advised to use one with at least 50% deet. in your experience what is the best brand you have used. skin-so-soft does nothing to keep the mesquito's away from me.

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I still have good results with "off", not sure of how much deet is actually in it though.
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thanks donna.

i am surrounded by deer hunters where i live. i will ask some of them what they use. they might have a '' secret weapon '' for the mesquito's and bugs .
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I've heard Bullfrog is top notch.

It has sunblock and the whole deal.

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I used the Cutter Deep Woods wipes. They work great! I also like the idea of packing wipes rather than an areosol can.
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thanks guys. the bull dog sounds good if it has sun block in it as well. i will have to check it out.
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By far the best insect repellent we have found is called Stay-Away - you can only get if from ZEP manufacturing, i get mine thru work, not sure if you can buy it on line or not.
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Off Deep Woods for Sportsmen claims to consist of 95% DEET and to offer 10 hour protection. I've used it without problem, but can't attest to the accuracy of the 10 hour claim. Wasn't out there that long.
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lisak, yours sounds great but i bet i wont be able to find it. from what i have read so far i am going to try the deep woods. it seems to be getting the most votes .

thanks for all the help. now i just have to find a hat that looks decent on me. i am not a hat wearer and dont like the way i look in them. the hat might be the biggest challenge for getting things for the cruise
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