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27/4/2014 at 9:17am
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Quote: Originally posted by Penlou on 27/4/2014
I was given a tip to eat marmite a few years back...it works, midges hate marmite.



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27/4/2014 at 11:14am
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I was given a tip to eat marmite a few years back...it works, midges hate marmite.

Who would have thought myself and midges have so much in common.

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27/4/2014 at 11:18am
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I eat quite a lot of marmite...does it work for May Bugs as well?

...and ants! I don't like ants.

...or wasps!


13/6/2014 at 8:39am
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The midges have just arrived Here in Alston Cumbria with a vengeance. We have a one day music festival here on the 19th of June "Alston Live" (sorry for the plug) so just hoping there is a bit of a breeze up to blow the little devils away.

There is a mosquito/midge repellent made in Alston (Highland Strength anti-mosquito) and the local people swear by it. I put some on last night when the midges were bad and you can actually see the midges coming towards you then as soon as they get around 6 inches away they just fly off in the other direction. They (midges) must have amazing sense of smell as they did land on the back of my hands where I had washed the Highland Strength off.

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13/6/2014 at 9:16am
 Location: Cumbernauld Scotland
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Flame thrower and a burning circle of petrol round your tent works....Extreme I know...But works!!

Two drawbacks to this method...1) You are left with an empty fuel tank on the car at the end of the week...

2) The social side of camping takes a nosedive,,,As do trips out and visits to the loo....No one can get near you because of the scorched earth in a 15ft radius round your tent.....And you cant go anywhere cos of the burning circle of petrol....But hey....Small sacrifices to make in the eternal midgie war.....

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13/6/2014 at 9:51am
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Think ill give it a go Jel

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13/6/2014 at 10:05am
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Hmm...
Was thinking of suggesting digging a moat, and filling with piranha, to stop those ignorant gits who traipse over others' pitches. A ring of fire, though, seems a lot quicker, with less effort.

Thanks for the tip, Jellers, even if it was unintentional for this purpose!

Will 4* do? I think I have some in the shed!



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13/6/2014 at 4:30pm
 Location: North Wiltshire
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Hmm Jelboy I like your thinking, though the execution may take some work


14/6/2014 at 12:48am
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I dared to have a peat log burning on my gas barbie a short while ago on a c+cc site on the north east coast----thought I was going to be executed!!!

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14/6/2014 at 10:21am
 Location: Cumbernauld Scotland
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Unleaded burns Smokey!! Two advantages to this...Clears the lungs quickly in the morning....

And you cant see the ones that bypassed the burning pit and thrower coming at you because of the tears streaming down your face..........

By gum Bryan...Your a bit of a rebel aintcha?? Peat log burning on a c+cc site Outwith the clearly defined and no doubt well posted rules....What did you expect...An open arms welcome.........

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07/7/2014 at 11:40am
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Been reading all the reviews about these midges. What can I do to help my dog being attacked by them? She's black and they love her :-(

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07/7/2014 at 1:46pm
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Quote: Originally posted by niche on 27/4/2014
Quote: Originally posted by Penlou on 27/4/2014I was given a tip to eat marmite a few years back...it works, midges hate marmite.



Me `n all




I always find Real Ale works a treat!!



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