Mosquito Bracelets

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Hanzo, Oct 27, 2015.


  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    As I mentioned in my hiking post, we tried out these mosquito bracelets and they worked great. Neither the little monkey nor I got bitten. And it is all natural.

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    It does't smell bad, but the smell is strong. Supposed to last 250 hours and is reusable. We use it and put it back in the zip lock package. As we use it, I can give a better idea of how long it lasts. But I find it best around the ankle. I had it around my wrist and every time I raised the camera toward my face, the smell was really strong. So after a couple of times, I switched it to the ankle. Works great so far.

    We bought ours from Amazon.
     
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  2. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+ Site Supporter+

    Very cool.
     
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  3. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    At my BOL in the spring we end up with no-see-ums that work their way into your boots and bite shins, ankles, tops of toes, leaving a nasty welt that itches like crazy for a week or more. The bites weep, then heal and leave scars.
    Using a good 100% Deet repellent will keep them away. Deep Woods Off is effective if you use a lot, but it's only 30% Deet.
    Gnats can be bad that time of year, too. Some years are worse than others.
    I'll give these a try, maybe one around each shin just over the tops of the boots.

    Thanks Hanzo. I'll look them up.
    Update: Ordered a couple of different kinds. One type is the spiral plastic, the other type is a felt bracelet. See how they work out.
     
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  5. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    We apparently have mosquitos that are more persistent than the rest of you. We tried a couple kinds of those a year or so ago and they worked well...for the hand and arm.
     
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  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @PaxMentis or you are just appealing to the skeeters ;) (me too)
     
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  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Good luck. Let me know how they work for you. We like that they use natural ingredients.
     
  8. Sand Spyder

    Sand Spyder Monkey

    Wonder if it would be possible to smuggle one onto Survivor?
     
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    In a hatband. Sure.
     
  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    The smell may be strong that close to your face.
     
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The question was:
    Not "would it stink?" Just rewrap it and seal it, before sticking it in your hatband.
    Transport it anywhere, use it around your ankle.
     
  12. Sand Spyder

    Sand Spyder Monkey

    Paracord hatband under bandanna (buff) on outside, survival gear in band and pocket of Tilley copy. Paracord bracelets also fully packed on each ankle and and wrist. Paracord belt. Could probably have one braided into one of those. Though I understand they tend to take jewelry as well as watches and wallets. I havent watched the show in years.
     
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    And yet, they never build a bow and arrow.:rolleyes:
     
  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I bought some bug bracelets about 5 years ago for the kids. They didn't work well at all. The kids were battling skeeto's & no-see 'ums. Maybe bug bands have improved over the years. The reviews on Amazon look promising. May try them again.

    I would not put any of these products close to my face.
     
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  15. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Darn...and I was planning to use them as necklaces...
    [peep]
     
  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Good call. I was just telling @Bear today that when I had it around my wrist and I raised the camera toward my face, the smell, while not unpleasant, was really strong. So I switched it to my ankle. I think the combination of always moving and switching the band location kept me from getting bit.
     
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