I’m so impressed with this product … but if I could only remember the coordinates! While speaking at Bill Jackson’s this Monday I had the inevitable question about what bug spray I recommend, and I immediately could picture the spray bottle in my mind, and the fact that neem seems to be the magic ingredient, but the name? It escaped me. I know it’s the “coordinates of Kathadin,” but that doesn’t mean much to anyone who isn’t an Appalachian Trail hiker or a native of Maine.
So I had to look it up. And order a fresh bottle, this time from Riverbanks Outdoor Store. As did a few more of the folks who attended my talk that evening. I’d forgotten mine on the kitchen counter when I left for Tampa on Monday, and my quick trip to Upper Tampa Bay Park convinced me that Deep Woods Off doesn’t cut it. I was swarmed by bayside mosquitoes. Thankfully, Barbara brought me a bottle of the good stuff when Ruth’s ad-hoc hiking group met at Eagle Lake Park for an early morning walk.
I would have never made it through the day without it. This makes two weeks in a row I’ve hiked in a river valley so thick with mosquitoes that you can hear them on my digital recordings and see them on video. Hiking season is officially over, at least in the bottomlands! Unless you have a headnet, or 45N68W. It beat back the hordes at Fisheating Creek, and that’s saying something. And Tuesday, it saved me from becoming lunch in another river valley. I’m still extraordinarily impressed with this stuff. Especially since it’s organic.
That said, you can check out the details from when I first tested it last summer and fall.