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How Do You Combat Mosquitoes?

Two weeks ago we parked for a night at the Walmart in Bozeman, Montana.  Having parked overnight at well over 100 Walmart locations over the past thirteen years or so, we consider ourselves connoisseurs of Walmart stay overs.

As for the Bozeman Walmart, we can report that (a) it’s chock full of RVs and (b) it’s a pain to find a level spot.  We eventually found a good site, and then went grocery shopping.  This is our Walmart routine.

Honestly, I think free Walmart parking costs us more than some commercial campgrounds. “We just need bananas and coffee filters” somehow tuns into $100 of groceries and supplies.  This happens every darn time!  You’d think we would learn – but no.

Anyway, on the way back to the camper with $105 in Walmart groceries, a rather large mosquito landed on my arm.  At first I thought, “Mosquitoes in Bozeman, Montana?  Impossible!”  Then I immediately swatted, missed, and scurried into the camper.  I’ll get ‘em next time.

As someone who truly hates mosquitoes, I’d love to know how others handle the bloodsuckers while truck camping.  It never fails that we find ourselves sitting around with fellow truck camping friends and then – out of nowhere – dive bombed by skeeters.  When you’re out camping, how do you counter the mosquito threat?

This week’s Question of the Week is, “What do you do about mosquitoes when truck camping?

If you use a specific mosquito repellent, please tell us exactly which one you use.  If you have any anti-mosquito strategies, ideas, or mini anti-aircraft guns, tell us!

This Question of the Week is now closed.  Click here to read, “Mosquito Solutions When Camping“.


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