Hi everyone, I really enjoy all of your posts and have really learned so much from everyone!! I know this has been discussed before but what would be the best bug spray to bring and what percent deet should I be looking for? (not easy in Michigan in the dead of winter by the way!!!) As long as I am asking questions, where is the best and cheapest place to get Beer? We are staying at Exotic Caye and only have one more month before we are there....woo hoo!!!! What other things should we see and do while we are there?
Buy your beer at the Beer distributor so. of town by the grocery store Best repelent 100% deet, Uncle bens or any other..I get the small non-aersol kind and keep a bottle in my pocket..in January (2 weeks) I think I used it 3 times...BTW you can buy it locally but you will pay , but you only need it at dusk or if you are in the mangroves
Lakegirl: I wouldn't bring bug spray down with you...one less thing to pack. Also, most of the bars/restaurants carry it, so on the chance that you do need it, you can use theirs. Or, if you absolutely have to have it, you can buy it. No big deal!
My understanding is that 100% Deet doesn't keep the bugs away any better than 20%, but it keeps them at bay for a longer period of time. Since that stuff can damage jewelry, peel off fingernail polish (not that I every wear any), and otherwise wreck havoc, why not use a lower percent if you're only out for a short while? Or if the bugs are only a problem at dusk? Jean