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RE: [pct-l] Skeeters


Are you a hairy guy?  I only ask because last summer in Washington's 
Indian Heaven wilderness I got probably a hundred big, red bites while my 
husband got a handful.  We think his hairy legs, and arms gave them too 
much trouble.  Sort of like trying to get through last year's blowdown in 
Section O.

We wore our very lightweight nylon clothing-long pants and windbreaker 
through the worst of it.  My problem was  I didn't put them on soon 
enough, relying on DEET instead.  DEET was only partially effective.

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