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Offline eljay

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2013, 11:40 »
A mate of mine went on a fishing trip in WA with some aboriginal friends, the mozzies where attacking them badly , one of the elders got them to rub charcoal out of the fire on the exposed skin areas , he said he was never bothered by the mossies again , though he said he felt like a minstrel , the others thought nothing of it , amazing what works , our indiginouse people have probably been doing it for thousands of years .

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2013, 01:03 »
It was great reading the tips on how to prevent getting bitten...even on the beach which seem to be lined with pines the mozzies just jump you.....and midgies!!! OMG!!!

Anyway, for a bit of relief from bites (and sunburn), I can recommend a product (if it is ok to do that) called 'Solarcaine'.  Its a spray can, about $10 from the chemist and works a treat.  Just spray it onto areas causing discomfort and itchiness from bites (not for open cuts/wounds) and it takes the edge off.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2013, 12:07 »
A funny story about Bushmans with 70% DEET. I walked Kokoda a few years back, and fearing being eaten alive by mozzies (I am their favorite meal so it seems!), I was applying Bushmans pretty liberally.

By day 4 of the hike, I started to get strange sensations in my mouth, my tongue went numb and I had blurred peripheral vision. It was only after discussing these symptoms with a fellow walker, who happened to be a chemist, I discovered I was poisoning myself with DEET!!

I stopped using it and the symptoms cleared up the next day. So, what repelant does a chemist use I hear you ask??? A 50/50 mix of baby oil and detol. I have been using it ever since and it works a treat. And I'm still kicking!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2013, 12:24 »
I do a lot of fishing in mangrove areas - the mozzies have landing gear underneath them.
I use a mix my Grandfather showed me:
Get a small spray bottle and mix 1/3 metho, 1/3 Detol and 1/3 citronella or baby oil.
Shake the bottle well before use - it's kept my blood inside me for years.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2013, 16:12 »
We live at River Heads ( Middle of the mangroves! ) I dont seem to have to worry about them to much but for the granddaughter we used Tea tree in a bottle of baby oil works a charm. OFF is also a favorite.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2013, 10:49 »
I use Bushmans when out bush and just spf 30+ sunscreen when doing beach work..
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2013, 12:26 »
What ever you do do not buy the aldi insect repellent i went o n holidays to port maquarie and i got eatin alive.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2013, 12:39 »
Quote from:  What ever you do do not buy the aldi insect repellent i went o n holidays to port maquarie and i got eatin alive.[/quote

Yep.. Some things you just shouldn't buy from discount or reject stores!!! I will add "insect repellent" to that list ......... along with Ansell products! Lol  ;D
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2013, 18:46 »
lol
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2013, 09:40 »
Some realy good tips........the mossies leave me alone and zero in on hubby for some reason.  ???
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2013, 11:14 »
I use Cancer Council brand sunscreen at work, which has insect repellant in it, which works a charm. Everybody else uses normal sunscreen and they get eaten alive when we're working near swamps (which on the GC is everywhere).

Plus it's good to not have to sunscreen and then spray yourself with a second product.

The only drawback is it will dry your skin out if you use it for more than seven straight days. Sorbolene fixes that problem.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2013, 14:04 »
I use Cancer Council brand sunscreen at work, which has insect repellant in it, which works a charm. Everybody else uses normal sunscreen and they get eaten alive when we're working near swamps (which on the GC is everywhere).

Plus it's good to not have to sunscreen and then spray yourself with a second product.

The only drawback is it will dry your skin out if you use it for more than seven straight days. Sorbolene fixes that problem.

Indeed, as do i.. Good stuff.

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2013, 12:15 »
...I swear by  1 part - baby oil....1 part - citronella oil.....1 part - dettol and .5 part - zinc cream.  Great for sandflies and marchies which are so big down here they land at airports to refuel...
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2016, 08:24 »
There is only one way to deal with mozzies
take a can of hair spray, push button and light spay to turn into flame thrower
point the flame at mozzies
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