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  1. #11
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    Whoa Whoa Whoa ArkGeo, me pick on beautiful piney woods Fort Polk and lovely Leesville, never, ha ha!! I have spent a few days down there and yes sir even a night in the Red Cedar Inn or someting like that, quite a classy establishment......and yes our good ole Arkansas has some fancy places too, ha ha enjoying life and seeing the world!!



    Cool!!

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRiverRunner
    It's interesting that you mention the Ft. Smith area. Were you at Ft. Chaffee, by any chance? Last summer, I was geocaching there and picked lots of ticks off me all day long. After getting home that evening, I had my wife check me and she picked off at least a dozen more! A few days later, I started feeling pretty bad (flu-like symptoms). After hearing about the ticks, my doctor ran a blood test and it confirmed I had picked up some kind of virus. A shot and a prescripiton later (about 1 week), I was back to normal. So beware the Ft. Chaffee ticks! -- ORR
    I put out some more ticks this years to slow everyone down at Chaffee.
    I only go out in the winter!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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    NOW it makes sense! Chaffee is really a tick farm and they're being served cachers for food

  4. #14
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    well really it is a secret experimental government military tick farm......but the cachers are food....that part is unclassified, ha ha!!



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  5. #15
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    Jun 2007
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    Finally got to test another repellent. My son and I went hiking around Foran Gap and applied the Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Expedition Plus SPF15. My wife's idea. She read about it in this month's Backpacker magazine. It's a really good article which reports their results of a lab test they performed using several repellents.
    When we parked at the trail head, I was getting attacked by the biting flies before I even got my pack from the car. After we applied the Avon I was left alone for the entire hike. Around 1 1/2 hours. No ticks! The trail is primarily a mountain bike trail so there is a lot of tall grass that we had to hike through.
    All in all I was impressed. It works well and is safe for kids Now I don't have to worry about the kids growing a third arm
    The article did say that it doesn't work as a sunscreen though. (Since you should apply sunscreen more frequently than repellent) Not a big issue with the canopy though.
    Only neg I can really think of was the weird odor. Which really wasn't as bad as what we smelled of when we were done. It really feels greasy to.

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