What's the best way to deal with Mosquitoes?
Every year around the end of spring and start of summer, the mosquito swarms begun to pop up and wreck havoc on outdoor recreationists. Especially in the Pacific Northwest, it's become a tradition to count up mosquito bites at the end of a trip and see who ended up with the most. The record in my group was ~70 mosquito bites (most were through clothes)
Here are some of my tips, but I'm curious about what others do as well:
1) Wear loose clothing - I've witnessed the mosquito bites through tight fitted clothing (leggings are no-go because your butt becomes prime mosquito bite zone)
2) Put on bug repellent on yourself - (I personally use Picaridin instead of Deet just because of the interaction Deet can have on some materials)
3) Put on bug repellent on your clothing & gear - (I use Permethrin and let it air dry in a well ventilated area)