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[pct-l] bug repellent
- Subject: [pct-l] bug repellent
- From: wpsnotebook at charter.net (Richard Woods)
- Date: Sun Jul 24 23:01:12 2005
Since this isn't a commercial plug, I'll quote 'em:
Consumer Reports comparisons of Cutter Unscented with Cutter Advanced
(July 05); and Cutter Unscented with Repel Lemon Eucalyptus (Aug 05):
Cutter Unscented 10% Deet $4.50:
aggressive mosquitos 2 - 3 hours, less aggressive type 8 hours,
chemical smell, greasy feel, dissolves plastic, stains plastic, leather
Cutter Advanced 7% picaridin, $5:
aggressive mosquitos 2 - 3 hours, less aggressive type 8 hours, no
smell, no skin sensation, no effect on plastic or leather.
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, $6:
aggressive mosquitos 4 - 7 hours, less aggressive type 12+, lemony
smell, slight skin tackiness, no effect on plastic, stains leather
couple days back a digest item mentioned Cutter Ultrathon didn't last
long enough, and seemed to neutralize sunscreen to boot.
Max protection/max time still seems to be 100% Deet. I'll be on the
trail for ten days, part of it on the PCT between Meiss Meadow and
Granite Chief Wilderness. I plan to try two or three (if I can find the
Lemon Eucalyptus quick) of these out on the Desolation Valley skeeters
and see how they want a piece of me then!