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Stupidly Simple Midge Repellant

Discussion in 'Member Reviews & Testing' started by Sundowner, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Sundowner

    Sundowner Full Member

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    Ordered some of the above a few month back on here from somebody called Woodstock. I haven't been up in Scotland yet to fully test it, but let me tell you this.........
    I'm sitting here in deepest rural Northumberland in my front garden, and yes, you may have guessed, totally within a cloud of midges!!! I'm sipping a drink and watch the little blighters trying to land on me and do their thing!!! However, having applied a minimal amount on legs, arms and face, I see them coming straight for me BUT VEERING off immediately on hitting the invisible 1" zone around my body. Goid stuff, works for me
    No connection to seller whatsoever!
     
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  2. Hunkyfunkster

    Hunkyfunkster Full Member

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    That's good to know. Been meaning to buy some myself
     
  3. woodstock

    woodstock Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    It has been tested in my native land "Scotland", with very good effect, we got one complaint from someone sitting on the banks of Loch Lomond fishing in evening and got bitten, you could cover your self in diesel set your self alight and they would still try to bite.
     
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  4. Sundowner

    Sundowner Full Member

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    Yup. Found out the other day that these little bu€€ers got me where I DIDN'T apply the stuff. I leave it to your imagination where that might be ( I did wear shorts)
     
  5. Laurence Milton

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    ……...so...…...what IS this stuff, if I may make so bold?
     
  6. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nordic summer works well for midge magnet me. A nice smell of wood smoke when applied. Made by someone called Wilma iirc. Looks like shoe polish but goes on clear

    If you don't mind the smell it works. You won't get a recipe from the maker.
     
  7. Nice65

    Nice65 Full Member

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    Put stupidly simple into the search box and member Xylaria. Lots of info.
     
  8. Laurence Milton

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    ...so...it's some sort of emollient?
     
  9. Toddy

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    It's kind of the same texture as a slightly soft lipsyl, and it comes in wee tubs. Just smear a little on exposed skin.

    Good stuff :)
     
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    Thank you!!:)
     
  11. Sundowner

    Sundowner Full Member

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    Reminds me, need soap,thanks lol
     
  12. Brizzlebush

    Brizzlebush Full Member

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    Hey Woodstock,
    Can you give me details on how to get some Stupidly simple?
    I pm'd Xylaria as well. I'm not sure who the best person to contact is?
    Cheers
     
  13. woodspirits

    woodspirits Full Member

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    Try here, this is where I order. :)
     
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  14. firedfromthecircus

    firedfromthecircus Tenderfoot

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    Great. Just ordered some.

    Anyone tried the Bug Oil?
     
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    Brizzlebush Full Member

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    Awesome, thanks buddy
     
  16. Deekin

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    I'll try that. The "west coast" midgie is a breed apart. I've always used this stuff, heavily applied before venturing out. Fragrant.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Erbswurst

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    @Janne

    Decades ago I used in Sweden a very well working stuff called "jungle olia" or somehow like this.
    Does it still exist?
     
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    Jungle Formula?.and yes it's still available
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Jungel Olja.
    I have read they re formulated it some years ago.
    As long as it works as well as in the old days it does not matter..
     
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  20. Erbswurst

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    Thank you!

    We compared it with Autan which works well in Germany, Italy and France, but didn't work in Sweden.

    I think the Swedish midges are another Spezies.
     

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