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#63754 - 08/01/12 06:56 PM midge cream
andy 1491 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/09
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Loc: bromsgrove
I have been told some thing really strange. A friend at work who is from the area of Lock Lomond, says the best thing to combat the midges is Avon's Skin so Soft body cream. I thought this very strange but apparently the climbers in that area swear by it. Has anyone else come across this?

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#63755 - 08/01/12 07:23 PM Re: midge cream [Re: andy 1491]
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If you do a search on the site you will find that quite a few people use it. I haven't tried it as I must smell as midges don't affect me!
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#63760 - 10/01/12 03:26 PM Re: midge cream [Re: Harland]
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It is not the cream but a pump spray and it must be the green one, weird I know but it works.(shorter term than chemicals but just keep re-applying) Think how nice and soft your skin is going to be when you finish your walk.
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#63776 - 13/01/12 02:20 PM Re: midge cream [Re: joyce taylor]
andy 1491 Offline
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thanks for that, my sister said at least i will come back with a soft wrinkle free face.

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#63974 - 04/02/12 02:01 PM Re: midge cream [Re: andy 1491]
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Loc: byrness village
We have just been sent some info from a company called advanced pest solutions they are promoting a product called smidge which they say contains Saltadin which they claim throws midges off your scent. they are wanting us to buy a full box and sell it on to our guests who are mainly walkers. It seems expensive but if it really works it will be worth it cos I come out in huge lumps when I get bitten.I will grit my teeth and act as guinea pig and let you know how it goes.
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#63982 - 04/02/12 07:35 PM Re: midge cream [Re: joyce taylor]
andy 1491 Offline
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Loc: bromsgrove
Thanks Joyce
If it's any good I will get some. Hopfully by the time I do the WHW.

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#63995 - 05/02/12 08:40 PM Re: midge cream [Re: andy 1491]
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We used to use Skin so Soft at Keld (which is as bad as anywhere for midges), but last year we had a sample of Smidge. It works miles better! It's a bit more expensive, but it's worth it. Also it isn't greasy like the Avon stuff.

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#66358 - 22/02/12 08:10 PM Re: midge cream [Re: Heather at Keld]
andy 1491 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/09
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Loc: bromsgrove
brilliant thanks very much Heather

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#407276 - 02/01/17 09:21 PM Re: midge cream [Re: andy 1491]
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I've heard eating Marmite works too but not tried it.

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