Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
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sorry, dont know this stuff. Who knows if its bogus or what. What I do know is that I generally dislike putting deet and such on so much that I will usually go with long pants, long shirt if its really bad, along with a cheap and light head net if it is truly horrible. Usually if I can cover up everywhere cept hands and face (using a hat and bandana for back of neck) then I only have to put bug spray on not too much of me.
Are you going to Alaska? Here in the east (Montreal, Ottawa area) black flies early in summer can be just downright maddening. Ive been camping where its been so bad it takes the fun out of being there.
In any case, Ive tried bug shirts (shirt plus hood with screen) found them too hot. I have used the lightweight headnet sometimes, but you cant eat with it...
oh, rmemeber that dark colours are worst for attracting mozzies and black flies. Lighter colours are always better.