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Old 26 January 2015, 15:49   #11
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avoid anywhere damp and you'll be good....
I made a Venn Diagram for "Scotland" and "Damp"

this is it:

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Old 26 January 2015, 15:59   #12
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Old 26 January 2015, 16:00   #13
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I made a Venn Diagram for "Scotland" and "Damp"

this is it:

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Just about as bad as Ireland then.........erm. 👍😃👹


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Old 26 January 2015, 16:07   #14
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We went to Borneo a few years ago and used a product called jungle formula which worked . I have used it since in Scotland with great results
I've used that too, and also found it very effective. The active ingredient is called "DEET", which apparently is quite nasty stuff over long periods in higher concentrations, but safe for short-term use.

As you say, though, it's also quite effective as a human repellent. Smells like an industrial cleaning fluid that's described only somewhat accurately as "lemon".
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Old 26 January 2015, 16:07   #15
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Just about as bad as Ireland then.........erm.
Nonsense, the (very) South East is positively Mediterranean
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DEET and Jungle Formula.

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I've used that too, and also found it very effective. The active ingredient is called "DEET", which apparently is quite nasty stuff over long periods in higher concentrations, but safe for short-term use.

As you say, though, it's also quite effective as a human repellent. Smells like an industrial cleaning fluid that's described only somewhat accurately as "lemon".
I use this regularly. It may explain something. It certainly repels most lifeforms. It comes in various strengths. 50% DEET is the max that should be applied to bare skin. 100% is meant to be sprayed onto fabrics like hats, wrist bands etc. All DEET melts plastics like sunglasses, car dashboards, rucksacks etc.

For light midge incursions, I use AUTAN in pump spray and stick application. OK for marginal infestations, but DEET is your only man for the bad days. When they're very bad, a hatnet is the only way. The bodies just pile up on the DEET, like zombies in World War Z.
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Nonsense, the (very) South East is positively Mediterranean
Shame I live at the opposite corner...
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If you make it over to Lewis, then head west to Loch Roag. If the sun shines, then this is arguably one of the finest stretches of water for watersports anywhere in the UK.

At the start of this Volvo commercial is Mangersta Beach. Unless you're into surfing, forget it. Atlantic rollers pound this beach all year round. On a clear day you'll see St Kilda.

Near Mangersta is Ardroil beach (same area they found the world renowned Lewis Chessmen). It has great campsite and you can literally camp on the machair.

At the end of the commercial is Reef beach. Stunning sheltered sea loch where it's not uncommon to see basking shark during July and August. You can camp on the machair. Head out into the Atlantic and you'll probably encounter dolphins and the odd minke whale.

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