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#61493 - 20/05/11 01:32 PM Midge repellent!
Desmond Offline
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Registered: 27/05/10
Posts: 57
Hello folks
We are walking the WHW in a couple of weeks. Can't wait now!

Have read that the best anti midge spray is Avon's 'skin so soft' said to be really effective. Has anyone tried it out - and does it work? Cheers.

#61495 - 20/05/11 03:26 PM Re: Midge repellent! [Re: Desmond]
Stottie Offline
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Registered: 21/02/07
Posts: 568
Loc: Derbyshire, England
It works.
And it isn't as "nasty" as the stuff with manly-sounding names like Jungle Formula, which you definitely don't want on your lips.

#61504 - 20/05/11 11:03 PM Re: Midge repellent! [Re: Desmond]
jaytee Offline
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Registered: 27/04/11
Posts: 5
When you starting out? i got 3 bottles from ebay, you can get them on line from Avon

#61518 - 21/05/11 07:35 PM Re: Midge repellent! [Re: jaytee]
Desmond Offline
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Registered: 27/05/10
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Thanks guys - have sourced a bottle from the Avon rep at work, didn't know they still existed! Cost about 2.80.

Our first days walking is Tuesday 7th June - so keep your fingers crossed that the anticipated heatwave materialises by then. Or at least a rain free week. Cheers.

#61525 - 22/05/11 06:24 PM Re: Midge repellent! [Re: Desmond]
hammy Offline
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Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 17
one of the best buys i ever had was a midge net for my head it will be the best thing you will have on the whw it only costs a few quid but it works

#61527 - 22/05/11 07:48 PM Re: Midge repellent! [Re: hammy]
slowcoach Offline
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Registered: 30/07/09
Posts: 1925
Loc: Yorkshire
When we went to Lake Myvatn (if that's how you spell it) we were warned that it is the world epicentre of midges. It is. Swarms of them attack you in waves. They get everywhere. No place to hide. A seller sits outside the bus drop-off points and sells head nets. They were great. Makes you look a p****, but seeing that everyone eventually buys them you don't notice.

I used it at home when camping on Eigg, Rum, Jura, Colonsay etc etc and I wouldn't be without it now. Always in my rucksack once I go north.


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