posted on May, 14 2007 @ 11:45 AM
I figured I'd contribute something I learned on the trails.
If you live anywhere with chiggers and/or ticks, you might want to make a sulfur bat. Fill an old sock with a few ounces of sulfer powder, and then
bat your calves, shins, ankles, and feet with it. The powder will help with moisture and repel chiggers and ticks either till it washes off or till
the next morning. For convenient storage, put the sulfur bat in a ziplock baggy when not in use.
For a good example of why this is so critical, I recommend walking through chigger-infested areas without this protection, and enjoying the aftermath
of skin with horrible god-awful oozing, itching, burning pockmarks all up and down your legs, feet, and ankles. It's great, and lasts for weeks!
DEET will sort of work if you're allergic to sulfur, but it will not work nearly as well as sulfer powder.