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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:28 pm    Post subject: Natural Insect Repellent Reply with quote

A little trick I learned in the Marine Corps to keep ticks and sketters away:

About three days before going into the bush, take one tablespoon of vinegar three times a day, and continue until your trek is over.

Most insects are attracted to their "host" by the CO-2 your body produces as a waste by-product.

I am not sure if the vinegar actually repelles the bugs, or if it just masks the CO-2. All I know for sure is that it does work.

Also, I have not found one type of vinegar that works better than another, however, apple-cider vinegar is the most palatable.

Keep your powder dry.


Submitted by: Roger Marsh - dogbite441@aol.com on August 01, 2001

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