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RickF

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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2009, 12:29:53 pm »

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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2009, 06:11:27 pm »

Thanks Rick, I'll get some of that too.

On another point, I've looked up that we flying on a Boeing 777..... like the one that crashed at Heathrow a while ago.
They "think" ice formed in the fuel lines.... but don't know how...... or how to fix it!  {:-{

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/04_09_08_heathrow_crash.pdf


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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2009, 06:56:46 pm »

Don't worry too much Martin.  Several have flown without incident since.  Anyway, that flight was stating in freezing temperatures, probably went over the pole and landed in cold conditions.  Shouldn't be anything like that involving Jamaica.
It's odd what ice can do.  When I was a yoof with the POED, during January 1962, I was sent out with a guy who was on call, thus taking his van (an ANCIENT Morris E type) home at night.  That was a cold cold winter.  The van was parked outdoors overnight, and come the morning, on several days, the windscreen wipers would refuse to work.  Same story every morning, take the van to the mechanics, they would eventually wander over and try the wipers.  Worked every  time.  Then one morning I took the lid off the wiper motor (I had a screwdriver and it was by my left knee) and there was a big greasy ice lolly in there.  Solid enough to stall the electric motor.  A few more minutes waiting for a mechanic in the relatively warm garage, and it became watery grease.  Motor now turns.
The point of this rambling (because all that I know of flying is that fares are cheap but everybody involved makes up for that while you are a captive audience) is that there is no mention of checking for lumps of ice on the outside of the various valves. 
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2009, 09:18:12 pm »

Hello from Veracruz
I live at place that is infamous because the mosquitoes, something that works against those. is the smell of cedar, that perfume of a precious wood You can fill it in every house where senior people live, I have to warning about the juice of lemon in the skin expose to the sun make a very hard stain, in my family works very well against the mosquitoes one tablet per day of vitamin B.
But you can use some rum to forget everything :D
Have a very good trip
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2009, 09:31:19 pm »

Avon skin so soft is tried and tested by the british armed forces and several thousand anglers in the uk too.

Personally I just start hitting the B vitamins. Although tastless and odorless to us, mossies hate the smell/tast. When the season starts I just start taking B vitamins in the morning. The exess B vitamin is ecscreated through the skin, so the whole of your body is protected. (turns your pee bright yellow too ;-) )  there is no side effects known to exist either.
Being a carp fisherman I spend lots of tie at the waters edge. Having tried the B vitamins, (multi complex) I have never had any problems from the little buggers!

Any thing that smells of lemons will also have a repulsive effect.
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2009, 09:49:03 pm »

Don't worry about the 777, Martin, we flew from Heathrow to Sydney with BA on one, and we survived  O0 . It's a great aeroplane.

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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2009, 10:36:57 pm »

So vitamin B tablets tommor it is then.... and a few spare parts for a 777!   :-)
Thanks gents.
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2009, 12:02:56 am »

Hey! Who's looking after the Forum while you go gallivanting off?
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2009, 03:20:14 am »

....well I do know someone that has some experience in running a model boats forum...  ;)
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2009, 02:43:26 pm »

Stay away from bananas, carbonated beverages, chips(crisps?) and fragerent body products (aftershaves, body sprays etc.), any repellent with DEET in it will work.
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2009, 03:29:47 pm »

Martin,

Special Forces, the Marines and Scottish forestry workers are reputed to use Avon's 'Skin So Soft' Dry Oil Body Spray. Fortunately, the smell is quite mild and so you won't get any funny looks and may be able to pass yourself off as SBS. I've tried it on walks on the West Coast of Scotland where midgies can bore through armour plate and had good results. The secret seems to be to reapply a coat at regular intervals.

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Barry  M

All my workmates thought I was daft buying this stuff even the council issue their workers with it works a treat
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2009, 10:37:22 pm »

I do hope you two guys aren't going to cause the same MAYHEM on this site as you reeked havoc on trawlerphotos..........please.
we are a freindly site on here.
and friendly people.
thankyou.
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2009, 10:41:35 pm »

Let's keep to the topic lads

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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2009, 01:14:55 am »

I do hope you two guys aren't going to cause the same MAYHEM on this site as you reeked havoc on trawlerphotos..........please.
we are a freindly site on here.
and friendly people.
thankyou.

Not the correct thing as nothing has been said n this site to warrant it and further more Neil I havent caused any mayhem on the site you have mentioned or I would have been banned ,I merely asked a question and others jumped on the band wagon and when I found out the answer I nevr posted on the subject again
and was  merely  welcoming someone I knew
and Peter point taken will keep on topic now
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2009, 08:08:32 am »

So vitamin B tablets tommor it is then.... and a few spare parts for a 777!   :-)
Thanks gents.


The man in 'Boots' yesterdays says he's not convinced about the vitamin B1 thing... "just old wives tails!...."



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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2009, 10:54:18 am »

Getting back on track, My wife is an excellent mosquito repellent!
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2009, 03:47:35 pm »

I believe the germans used to have a mosquito repelant.......it was called a 40mm ack ack gun. ;D
is that lacking taste.............??? :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
My ol' man would shoot me..he used to fly them. {-) {-)
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2009, 04:29:18 pm »

Getting back on track, My wife is an excellent mosquito repellent!

I was waiting for someone to say that ;)
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2009, 05:02:37 pm »

used to get good stuff in the army that strong it used to react with the SA80 stocks and cheekplates  :o
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2009, 12:42:54 pm »

Now this NOT what I want to see a week before I fly in one!!!!  {:-{

'High risk' of plane fault repeat
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7941137.stm




Thanks Rick, I'll get some of that too.

On another point, I've looked up that we flying on a Boeing 777..... like the one that crashed at Heathrow a while ago.
They "think" ice formed in the fuel lines.... but don't know how...... or how to fix it!  {:-{

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/04_09_08_heathrow_crash.pdf
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2009, 06:43:11 pm »

ask the pilot to fly low level, martin.......save icing up.lol
enjoy youir holls, the chances of the same circumstances that caused that failure are too infinitesimal to calculate. O0 O0
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2009, 07:45:03 pm »

Now this NOT what I want to see a week before I fly in one!!!!  {:-{
Still safer than getting in your car every morning!!

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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2009, 10:27:21 am »

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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2009, 12:39:10 pm »

If you don't have an effective mosquito net, or you are sat in a chair, a fan helps a lot.

The mozzies use thermal imaging and the fan disturbing the air makes it much harder for them to find you.
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Re: Mosquito repellent?
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2009, 05:41:15 pm »

Well now here in Jamaica....

Day One: Martin 1 - Mozzies 0  :-))
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