What to do?
Well, you could check out the new line of Bug Off! insect deterrents; they’re completely natural, DEET-free, and use actual pleasant-smelling essential oils to keep the bugs at bay. We’re taking the insect-repellant Soap and Shampoo Bar camping — it smells great, means one less thing to carry, and does seem to make us somewhat less delicious to insects. There’s also a soy candle (shown) which might not be enough in the middle of the woods, but is probably a good tool for al fresco dining at home. I also like the wipes and spritzer for a last-minute defense (even though they, inexplicably, don’t have the same pretty labeling). Especially because the kids don’t run when they see me approaching with them. -Mir