DEET you bet, and not a measly 25%, we're talking as much as you can tolerate (wash off after use and before getting into down bags)If you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for anything.
Go for head shots. Double tap with 9mm or larger.
I hate DEET, but it works. Usually spray my outer shirt and cap. Wear long sleeves, socks, pants.
Camp in a breezy spot. Grass is bad, standing water is bad.
I wouldn't say our skeeters are as big as Alaska mosquitos, but they can be a pain.
Does mesh netting work? Any recommendations on big tents or mesh netting for the social areas? Do those fire logs that repel mosquitoes work?I recommend not getting too cute. No organic bug spray - use chemicals. Specifically, as high of a concentration of Deet as you can find. Headnets if they're particularly bad. Find as much breeze as you can. And long sleeves and pants.
Also, bring big tents. Things are a lot more pleasant if you can get everyone hanging out inside a screen enclosure.
Permethrin on clothes and Picaridin on skin.
Unless I'm rafting the bayou, I'm long done with deet. And if I catch you spraying deet upwind of my boat I'm gonna feed a crawdad an espresso bean and throw it in your sleeping bag.My combo is permethrin on everything you might want to treat, clothes, hats, tents; then picaridin, I've switched from deet, picaridin doesn't have the stickiness and doesn't eat plastics, smells better, I think works just fine
I bought two Thermacells for a Deso trip a few years ago. But amazingly we only saw one mosquito the whole trip. So, dollars well spent or just lucky. Didn't use them so sorry can't vouch for their efficacy.Does anyone have any experience with "Thermacell" type defense systems? We've always been curious about those.