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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)16:57 UTC+1 No.336357 Report

How does /out/ deal with insects when being innawoods?

Ticks, wasps, spiders they all scare me to death, I guess the first step would be knowledge, how to prevent and treat whenever it happens but they still scare the fuck out of me.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)17:37 UTC+1 No.336371 Report

>>336357
>Ticks, wasps, spiders
One one of these are an insect.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)17:45 UTC+1 No.336376 Report

>>336371
I'm sorry if I tickled your autism.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)18:04 UTC+1 No.336382 Report

>>336357
No the first step is to stop being a little pussy.

>ticks
Not gonna happen. Ticks are found on animals so you're more likely to get a tick from petting your dog than going innawoods.

>wasps
Stay away from their nests and your golden. Ignore it or swat it away if one is buzzing around you

>spiders
Just ignore them or flick them away if just can't handle a perfectly harmless creature 1 millionth your sized being near you.

By far the biggest "threat" insect wise that you will even encounter is mosquitoes with ants being a distant second and thats only if you happen to set up camp right on top of them or foolishly leave out your food.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)18:07 UTC+1 No.336385 Report

>>336382
>ticks
that is not true. If a tick is on your dog it's probably eating or have eaten. Take a shot against TBE and pick off the ticks with a tick-picker when you see them. Check when you stop.

source: live in a place with lots of ticks. Went 100 meters in grassland, about 60 ticks clinged to my legs like if they were boobs.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)18:11 UTC+1 No.336389 Report

LOL I'm guessing none of you cunts have ever been to straya, all these things can, will and are trying to kill you.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)18:24 UTC+1 No.336392 Report

>>336385
You must live in south america or something.

>>336389
Ok I assumed op lived somewhere normal not the 5th ring of hell.
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Midnight 06/21/14(Sat)18:24 UTC+1 No.336393 Report

>Ticks
Ticks are transmitted to humans through two means. The first is through interaction with animals. Mice, deer, etc. That's why on the Appalachian Trail most Thruhikers try to avoid shelters.

Secondly, and more commonly, they get on you when you rub against a plant. Contrary to common belief ticks do not jump on you. You brush against a tall field of grass and that's all it takes. Look into Permethrin and spray your clothes, tent and bag before you go innawoods. This shit will kill ticks and other insects on contact. It's as affective as 100% DEET without clothing damage and medical issudes.

>Wasps.
Ah yes wasps, natures assholes. Do not mix up wasps with bees, the lesser which will leave you alone for the most part. Wasps will fuck your shit up. If you have one buzzing by you stay calm and continue walking away. Avoid their nests and make sure you don't camp near them.

>Spiders
This is the last thing you should worry about. I'm telling you this as a complete arachnophobic, spiders want nothing to do with you. They will not hunt you in the dead of night. They will leave you be if you leave them alone. Do not compress them or do anything to cause them to bite and you're golden.

Research all these creatures in better detail and learn as much as possible about them.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)18:38 UTC+1 No.336400 Report

>>336389

I'm not OP, just pointing out your lax attitude to these things.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)19:10 UTC+1 No.336415 Report

>>336385
>Went 100 meters in grassland, about 60 ticks clinged to my legs
n-no.....pls no...
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)19:16 UTC+1 No.336419 Report

>>336392
Sweden actually.

>>336415
Yup. Was having sexual intercourse with my then-gf in a field. Noticed a shitload of tics on us when we got back to the car. We had to strip down naked, put all our clothes (except underwear) in plastic bags and put them in the trunk and search eachother for tics. When we got back home we put our clothes in the freezer and then in the dryer. It was all cool.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)21:46 UTC+1 No.336456 Report

>>336419
Any ticks on genitalia?
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)22:57 UTC+1 No.336465 Report

>>336456
Fortunately, no. Tho we did find a couple on the linings of my boxers. None on her in that area.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)22:58 UTC+1 No.336466 Report

>>336382
>Not gonna happen. Ticks are found on animals so you're more likely to get a tick from petting your dog than going innawoods.

probably the most reatarded thing I've heard in weeks. took off around 20 today just from doing some gardening.

OP, just man the fuck up. Or, treat your clothes with permethrin and they will die on contact.

Seriously though, they aren't that bad once you accept that its going to happen. Just pick them off and take joy in torturing them to death.
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)23:06 UTC+1 No.336474 Report

>>336357

I'm an Arizona bro, where bugs are not a problem. But I was just on a month long trip to the midwest to core trees innawoods.

Fuck Mosquitoes and ticks, in that order. Soaking myself in deet/permythrin(spelling I know) only seemed to keep them off for an hour at best

Because of the trip I've earned an appreciation for all those poor bastards in foreign countries that don't have mosquito netting, mosquitoes are just annoying fucks.

That being said, I dealt with it, ticks are a bummer but as long as you check for them at the end of the day, or when you know you have something crawling up your leg you'll be alright.

As for Mosquitoes just learn to love deet and accept that they will be annoying sons of bitches
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Anonymous 06/21/14(Sat)23:21 UTC+1 No.336476 Report

>>336382
>spiders
>perfectly harmless
tfw australian
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)03:00 UTC+1 No.336563 Report

>>336465
jesus fuck im never having sex while /out/ in the grasslands again
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)06:01 UTC+1 No.336629 Report

>>336382
>Not gonna happen. Ticks are found on animals so you're more likely to get a tick from petting your dog than going innawoods.

Wut? Ticks are found on tall grass, low lying tree branches/leaves/flowers, scrub etc etc, they stand on this flora with their forelegs outstretched waiting for animals to pass.

You brush past said flora and the ticks grab you with their forelegs, they have excellent senses and if you get within grabbing range you're going to have ticks. Chances are you won't even know you've collected possibly multiple ticks until you stop to relax after setting up camp, ticks are fuckers.
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)06:41 UTC+1 No.336636 Report

>>336629
and on top of that, they're an ecological dead-dead. they contribute nothing, but are annoying as fucking hell.

torture them and rejoice. hold them to a flame after you take them off of you, and they explode and fly a good 15 feet.
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)07:22 UTC+1 No.336650 Report

>>336636
>>336629
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)07:28 UTC+1 No.336651 Report

ticks and spiders are not insects
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)10:00 UTC+1 No.336675 Report

>>336636
They're just trying to survive, man
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)14:45 UTC+1 No.336745 Report

2 summers ago i got like 10 something Ticks, but I've not got a single one since then, only when i touch my dogs.
I guess my blood is too disgusting for them
>mfw
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)16:28 UTC+1 No.336774 Report

>>336382
I don't think you know what you're talking about when it comes to ticks. They're very prevalent in the woods, several people in my area have contracted lymes disease. Dog ticks aren't the problem, it's deer ticks. They're tiny and inconspicuous.
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)17:28 UTC+1 No.336795 Report

>>336466

>Just pick them off and take joy in torturing them to death

So much this, fucking parasites i really enjoy torturing them, specially the ones that already have eaten my blood
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)17:32 UTC+1 No.336797 Report

Ticks - I do thorough checks after I've been out in the woods/grassy areas. They're usually easy enough to find and get rid of, despite averaging 15-20 on me after being out sometimes. Chiggers can be fucking horrible though.

Wasps / Bees - not a big problem, except for ground-nesting bees. If you see a hive, avoid it and you'll be good. I've stepped on three "bee holes" though, resulting in dozens and dozens of stings & bites each time. They're almost impossible to see in leafy areas unless a shitload of bees are going in and out. I'm pretty sensitive to stings now after being "overdosed" on their toxins in those incidents; last year I got stung on my finger and my entire forearm was swollen to 3 times its nornal size for a couple days. My elbow ached and throbbed horribly and it even spread to my shoulder for a bit - it was a real doozy. Now I'm afraid I might have developed and allergy, so I'm cautious.

Spiderz - not a big deal. Black Widows and Brown Recluses are pretty kind in their habits - they usually pick a spot to hide and stay there. I have a ton of widows around my house though - even had one under my bed once whuch nade me NOPE a bit. But most of the spiders you see out in the open are pretty harmless, though I'd imagine a wolf spider would hurt like crazy.

Mosquitos are easy enough to deal with by using spray.

The ONE thing I have no defense against are motherfucking Deer Flies.They just divebomb my face/neck/arms and bite almost instantly. They've been horrible for the past few weeks.
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)22:18 UTC+1 No.336913 Report

>>336456
Other guy, but I've seen some shit, nothing on myself thankfully.
We had a guy back when I was a conscript who managed to get several (3 as I remember) ticks on the tip of his dick.
Under the foreskin, somehow.
I've never heard anyone scream that way since then.
And then there was a kid on a 1-week camp with the scouts who came in almost every day with a tick on his junk.
I still don't know how, all the other kids got ticks too but only in armpits and such.
>Other guy's face when he had to pull ticks off because kid couldn't do it himself
Maybe he just rubbed his dick on bushes while he peed, I dunno.
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)00:20 UTC+1 No.336975 Report

>>336376

>not being retarded is retarded

Sounds like liberal mental gymnastics.
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)00:23 UTC+1 No.336978 Report

>>336357

Stop being a pussy. I hate centipedes but I deal with it. Just fucking clear off all the leaves and shit covering the ground around you and there will be no spiders and shit in your camp.
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)01:09 UTC+1 No.336996 Report

>>336357

Aus here, I wear long sleeves and pants, tuck into my socks. Besides keeping the ticks, leeches and skeeters out, it stops bullants catching you by surprise. You have to wear longs anyway otherwise you'll be scratched to shit by the scrub which is itchy, and wearing gaiters over bare legs is a good way to end up with ticks and ants raping you underneath.
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)03:19 UTC+1 No.337034 Report

>>336913
No
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)03:26 UTC+1 No.337041 Report

>>336456
I used to get ticks on my balls all the time as a kid. It's not fun.
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)04:03 UTC+1 No.337071 Report

>>337034
Yes.
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)20:52 UTC+1 No.337376 Report

>>336975
Gee, no need to get so upset, arachnophile.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)16:42 UTC+1 No.338853 Report

This is what Mors suggests. Anyone had any experience with this technique?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2aIyKjVRi0
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)16:55 UTC+1 No.338856 Report

>>336357
tuck pants into socks, long sleeves, hat etc.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)17:22 UTC+1 No.338863 Report

I was walking on a trail the other day near mt Charleston and saw this grotesque looking spider with fucking crab arms. It went straight for my boots! It looked like a camel spider but I thought those lil suckers were only found in the middle east not southern Nevada
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)17:23 UTC+1 No.338864 Report

>mfw you guys can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about being killed every 2 minutes

Yeah, living in Brazil sucks in terms of human vs wildlife. While you guys go "oh look, a itty bitty spider on a leaf" I have to worry about Brazilian Wandering Spiders exploring my tent at night.
And then there's the Anacondas, Surucucus, Jararacas, Coral Snakes...
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)17:24 UTC+1 No.338866 Report

>>338856
Doesn't work as well as you might think. I suggest if you can, get vaccinated against tick-borne diseases (I live in Estonia where forests are happy funtime encephalitis extravaganza).
Here they also sell some tick/gnat/mosquito repellant but I doubt it actually works, at least it doesn't on the gnats.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)17:25 UTC+1 No.338868 Report

>>338864
And Brazilians.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)17:42 UTC+1 No.338878 Report

>>338868
Forgot to add that to the list. I'm actually an eurofag, but have lived here since I was a kid. If I didn't speak portuguese I'd probably be dead already, the african-brazilian gentlemen prefer to target pasty white gringos and I just have dat eurofag look, can't hide it.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)17:03 UTC+1 No.339786 Report

>>336382
I've picked up a tick nearly every time I've been innawoods.
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)17:16 UTC+1 No.339788 Report

>>336456
Haven't shared this story yet buttttt
was out in the woods one day came home and when I went to pee I saw a tick on the head of penis. I shit you not. For some reason I decided to burn it off... Heated up the part of nail clippers that cleans your nails and very slowly burned the tick
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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)17:18 UTC+1 No.339790 Report

>>336385
I enjoy your imagery, anon
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