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Re: Advice for a Minnesota trip-Cyndi,Andrea,Cathy

Yes, Jim that advice came from the Canadian Bruin Society. In a rare display of unanamous consensus both black and brown bears voted overwhelmingly in favor of fish oil over deet!

----- Original Message ----- From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Advice for a Minnesota trip-Cyndi,Andrea,Cathy

Theresa wrote:
Hey- did you hear that the CDC is recommending 2 new products for mosquito repellent. One is a chemical that starts with "p"- can''t recall the name, and the other is oil of lemon eucalyptus. So- you might want to check for these- they are supposed to work as well as DEET without the horrid smell and side effects.

I recently read of advice to those planning a trip into
Canada, where the blackflies and mosquitos are equally bad.
It was to ingest two capsules daily (and during the trip) of
fish oil or only slightly purified cod-liver oil. Apparently this
regime provides the skin with a slightly fishy aroma which is
repellent to mosquitos (and, one presumes, to one's loved ones...).
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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