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Keeping off mozzis while hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by RugbyPete, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. RugbyPete

    RugbyPete Active Member

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    I noticed i had loads on me, but i cant wear repellants
     
  2. Defiance

    Defiance Newbie

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    Hiya,
    Believe it or not ............

    Some kind of headgear affair akin to what some outback aussies wear

    Works like wafting them away with your hand etc so the corks or alike keep the critters at bay

    Also a more less dramatic way is spray etc the repellant all over outer hat (if worn) and around coller/shoulder areas etc, So it doesn't touch bare skin but it still gives some protection

    Have Fun

    Shoot Straight

    Ciao

    Def
     
  3. Potshot

    Potshot Engaging Member

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    midgies

    Chain smoke,works for me:)
     
  4. johnb

    johnb Newbie

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    Hi all,
    New to this site so Hi to all.

    I use a mozzie head net, bought at army and navy store for £3.:D
    Its green so it just hides my lily white face from the rabbits a bit.

    John
     
  5. stu s410

    stu s410 Engaging Member

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    repellant

    Simple, don't wash, they hate the smell of sweat and BO. But of course it keeps the ladys away aswell. Happy hunting, Stu!!!:up:
     
  6. FXpoacher

    FXpoacher Engaging Member

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    Face net and gloves!.
    Wear baggy clothes as well.
    Did anyone notice that the mozzies were more toxic this year?.
    I was getting eaten alive this year!
    I was looking like the elephant man after hunting trips!
     
  7. topcat

    topcat Post Whore

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    mozzies

    just been reading an air gun comic they reccomend a good skin full of beer or larger they dont like yeast
     
  8. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    are you sure? i bet you had a good skin full of yeast when you read it.
    :confused:
     
  9. colinb

    colinb Well-Known Member

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    even in the middle of summer i keep as much of me covered as possible....face veil, gloves, hat, long sleeve shirt.

    sad i know but one bite can spoil the whole day.

    i prefer not to use repelant as i am sure the bunnies can smell it!!!
     
  10. chiz

    chiz Engaging Member

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    The most effective method is keeping your skin covered up.

    Repellents vary in effectiveness, after six weeks in Belize I found out that most rep just doesn't work at all!!

    Jungle Formula was regarded as one of the better ones.

    DO NOT buy the army issue stuff!!! The flies are attracted to it, they bite you, then they die!! Doh!
     
  11. Ratman

    Ratman Member

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    Mossy's

    The mossy's this year have been absolute bar stewards, I use Mosi-Guard and this used to work very well for me, but not so well this year.
    Acouple of things I've tried with limited success........use essential oils lavender, eucalyptus and citronella mixed together and apply to your feet, yes I know this sounds daft but it does work. Suck things like eucalyptus sweets or Fishermans Friends (if you can stand the things) mossy's are attracted by your breath. Tesco cheap body spray is effective for a short time but remember to explain to your shooting mates why you smell like a puff. :)
     
  12. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    hi ratman, lm newbie, l have been using (sounds daft) but here go's skin so soft by avon, it works l was told to try it by my mates brother, he is a Marian Commando (good lad)l thought he was taking the pi**, but no it works lve been using it for the last 4years, :up: an me skin as soft as a babys backside
     
  13. Ratman

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    Skin so soft

    This stuff works for my wife but not on me, one or two people I shoot with recomend the stuff highly.
    On one shoot recently I had two types of repelent, Tesco body spray and the essential oil stuff on my feet and still got bit. Roll on winter:D
     
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    I have heared that drinking tonic water and garlic works well but i have never tested it.
     

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