It’s a debate that rages through the camping world, that dons the headlines of such lofty publications as Porch Sitters Anonymous and Balcony Business Weekly, a concern that distracts woodsy hikers and urbanite park strollers alike: What exactly are we supposed to do with irksome bugs? How best can we deter them, as if suitors who simply don’t understand we are not interested yet they continue pursuing unwanted interactions with us?
In the days of old, when we lapped up the horrible advice of chemical companies and product labels, there was DEET. However, as we’ve wised up, the thought of rubbing a toxic chemical pesticide all over our bodies seems less appealing than having a harem of insects feast on us. If DEET seems a viable option, perhaps this is not the article for you: Best of luck with that.
If, on the other hand, all-natural, homespun solutions seem the most desirable means of battling bug bites, well, then, let us proceed.
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