What do all chemical insect repellents have in common?
If you read the studies and the labels of all the mosquito, black fly, noseeums, and tick repellents, the story is the same: Put it on your skin and hope that the biting insects will not land and bite you.
And on top of that, the labels all have warnings about keeping the repellent out of your eyes and mouth. Close your eyes, shut your mouth, and spray away! And then, anywhere between two and four hours, repeat.
Not one of the insect repellent products that we have seen researched ever addressed dealing with the one element that attracts biting insects to you in the first place. All biting insects, including ticks, can detect the carbon dioxide that you exhale up to one half of a football field away!
Back in 1910, Obie Sherer discovered that native Americans could live comfortably in the woods without being attacked by hordes of biting insects. Using a human masking scent developed by hunters back in 1882, he came up with Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope. Unlike chemical repellents that wait for biting insects to find you, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interacts with an insects ability to detect your carbon dioxide flume when you breathe.
Also, although it is perfectly safe to do so, you do not need to put Fly Dope on your body to be effective. Actually a drop or two on your hat, maybe on a bandana, and on your shoe laces will do the trick.
And talk about value. Big chemical repellent manufactures want you to spray 4 oz of their product into the air. It is called having a consumable product that results in repeat sales. Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope only uses a drop or two at a time. Some sportsman still have a partial bottle in their tackle box that they bought back in the 60's and 70's!
Plagiarizing an old advertising slogan that will probably date me, "Try it, you will like it!"