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Subject Topic: Scottish flying nasties.
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04/2/2011 at 7:31pm
 Location: Argyll Scotland
 Outfit: 1997 Bailey Ranger 470 4
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Safeway, when away in the van/FC, we have one of these inside the unit. One refill and one set of batteries last all summer.

When out and about we use this stuff. One 50ml bottle will last me two seasons.
Made from the extract of Bog Myrtle, this plant has been used in the Highlands for hundreds of years.

Without wishing to poke fun at those who prefer to mince aboot the hills smelling of Avon Perfumery, we much prefer the tried and tested repellants that were made for one primary purpose and have proved their worth over many generations.

But yes, occasionally one little blighter will find a place I missed or I will forget to put on some Stop Bite and get bitten. But as I said previously, Piriton soon takes away any ill effects from a Midge Bite.

You will never get something for nothing and the price for Scotland and we we offer is the Midge.
If you know how to protect yourself, (with a Vape and a bottle of Stop Bite) then the price of the perfect holiday is under 17.

Sounds cheap to me.



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04/2/2011 at 8:47pm
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I know this will sound a bit odd, but trust me it works. I used to work outdoors around forrest areas and lots of water (Keilder Forrest) and was given this tip from an old hand when I first started working there and can vouch that this really works.

Eat lots of bananas and wear blue clothes.

Trust me it does work!



04/2/2011 at 8:51pm
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Take garlic tablets for 2 weeks before you go and whilst you are there and you will be midgie free- least it always works for me.


04/2/2011 at 8:59pm
 Location: Argyll Scotland
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Well there we go now. All I need to do is eat lots of bananas and garlic and wear blue clothes.

Oh, and keep away from trees lest my other banana & garlic eating mates who probably have a pair of long incisor teeth, will come flying oot tae get me.

Each to his own I say.



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04/2/2011 at 9:37pm
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lol at lobey - I know, I know and I did say its a bit odd.

But seriously -  check out the guys working for the water companies and think about the stuff they have to deal with. Imagine the flies it attracts in the summer. There is a phrase used by them to distingush which colour overalls to wear on different works.

"Green for clean - blue for poo!"

and I bet most people would associate blue with water?



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05/2/2011 at 12:27am
 Location: Warwick
 Outfit: Outwell Montana 6
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Quote: Originally posted by alibali65 on 03/2/2011
take someone who is susceptable to midgies so they bite them and not you! plenty of repellant and wrap up!


Oh good, that means I'm not going camping in Scotland as I'm a mosquito magnet, so I imagine I'll be the same with mdiges.


05/2/2011 at 1:07am
 Location: Argyll Scotland
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Preferring to keep most of my baw bees for the finer things in life like CP fees and curryoots when away in the camper, a bottle of Stop Bite at 4.99 that will last me for two seasons is by far the best deal I have come across on the anti midge scene.

As to what attracts or dispells Midges, it is of interest to note that the bate that is used in Midge Eater Machines is a chemical that mimics the breath of a horse. Midges are far more attracted to Horses than they are to Humans.

So if all else fails, take a Horse for a walk on a long lead.



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05/2/2011 at 10:09am
 Location: Newton le Willows LANCASHIRE
 Outfit: Burnt out wreck
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I got some of those horse tablets once from my GP and he started to write out a long note. I asked him what the paperwork was for and he told me it was a licence to take a dump in the street.


05/2/2011 at 9:34pm
 Location: kingdom of fife
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 After having a severe reaction to midge bites  (my doctor thought i had chicken pox!!)

Was advised to start taking 1 antihistamine tablet a day from March onwards, will try it this year and see if it helps!  Doc did advise though menopausal women are more likely to get bitten!! something to do with hormones that attracts midges!!

 

Maybe then there is such a thing as a male menopause afterall!!



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06/2/2011 at 10:25am
 Location: Glasgow
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I get bitten, no matter what I do but I don't let it put me off, I live in the West of Scotland and would have to stay indoors if I wanted to avoid them. We camp on both East and West coasts and of course by far the worst is the West coast, gets worse the further north you go too. Just take all the precautions you can and enjoy yourself otherwise.



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