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1. Posted by jarbouai (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 26 Nov '13 12:57

Hi guys

Struggling to find a good insect repellent or any good advice. Many websites are contradicting and wanted some experience and guidance if anyone knows.

Last time I went to south east Asia I used a repellent with high feet content, found it had dreadful smell, was greasey and didn't particularly work very well.

I have found some without deet - worth a try? When I was in India I used odomos cream, smelt lush and worked but can't find in England.

Andy

2. Posted by No Sexism (Inactive, 2 posts) 4 Dec '13 01:05

Stop calling us all guys.

RESPECT OUR GENDER IDENTITY! Not EVERYONE is a guy!
''So open your ears and your mouth. Tell people that women and girls aren't "guys." Stop saying it yourself. Feminist language reform is an ongoing process that requires a supportive community of speakers. The more we raise our voices, the less likely it is that women and girls will be erased from speech.''
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3. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member, 291 posts) 4 Dec '13 04:18

Personally i use the term"guys" to include people of both genders. Language is different around the world, be tolerant.

4. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member, 157 posts) 4 Dec '13 09:32

Quoting No Sexism

Stop calling us all guys.

RESPECT OUR GENDER IDENTITY! Not EVERYONE is a guy!
''So open your ears and your mouth. Tell people that women and girls aren't "guys." Stop saying it yourself. Feminist language reform is an ongoing process that requires a supportive community of speakers. The more we raise our voices, the less likely it is that women and girls will be erased from speech.''
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Congratulations, you joined the TP community today to have a rant at someone from behind your computer screen. How completely futile and unhelpful. Guys has been developed by lots of people into a general term to encompass everybody, male and female. Perhaps you should get out more so then you may be able to contribute something construtive to the forums.

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6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1533 posts) 4 Dec '13 10:12

No Sexism @ #2... thanks for the chuckle...

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 5 Dec '13 15:56

I'd be more concerned as to why to OP is rubbing "feet" on themselves. Maybe smelly feet are best to keep mossies away. But seriously I've tried those other things and nothing works as well as deet. But it must be a high content. Some are only 20%. The higher ones are pretty nasty and oily though, but they work.

8. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1533 posts) 5 Dec '13 20:46

A higher concentration of DEET has nothing whatsoever to do with increasing the repellent's effectiveness, it only increases the time the time required between applications.

30% DEET is more than ample, simply apply it more often. The plastic melting high concentrations are entirely unnecessary.

Cheers,
Terry

9. Posted by katzgar (Budding Member, 61 posts) 6 Dec '13 13:32

what insects are you concerned about? DEET is very effective against mosquitos.