Blatant endorsements: Swaro and P & K App

To: David Adams <>
Subject: Blatant endorsements: Swaro and P & K App
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:04:10 +1100
And it is good for leeches as well. It is my repellant of choice for SE Asia.

Carl Clifford

On 24 Dec 2013, at 8:36, David Adams <> wrote:

>> DEET repellent eats that stuff up
> Picaridin! Goes on much more like water, works great...tested out to work
> as well as DEET. It doesn't melt plastics and such the way that DEET does.
> Some varieties of the Off Skintastic line have isn't hard to
> find Picaridin in Aus.
> Hazy memory: The ADF and US Army, I believe, put a ton of money into
> finding ideal bug repellants. They found some that were 100% effective that
> didn't work in the field. Why? People hated putting them on. Picaridin is
> so, so much nicer than DEET that I'm willing to use it far more often.
> That's super important if you're in an environment with
> serious mosquito disease, including parts of northern Aus.
> P.S. Agreed on the Pizzey and Knight guide, it really is quite good and a
> lot of fun to use. I've found the sounds between Morcombe and Pizzey
> complementary in many cases. Visually, P&K is vastly more useful.
> On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 7:52 AM, John Weigel 
> <>wrote:
>> My long-suffering maltreated Swarovski EL binoculars were bumped out of
>> column when dropped a while back. I contacted the Sydney agent, who asked
>> that I send them in for a look. From there they were shipped to Austria for
>> repairs. Four weeks later, the binocs were returned, without bill, in
>> immaculate condition. Apart from being in perfect realignment, the heavily
>> worn green exterior (DEET repellent eats that stuff up) had been replaced,
>> the indentation on front ‘brow’ gone, and there is as-new fluidity in the
>> focus wheel action. I love those guys.
>> The Pizzey and Knight field guide app for Australian birds is wonderful!
>> Sure, ‘Mark 1’ will attract plenty of suggestions for improvements for
>> future updates (I have a couple), but then, most innovative processes work
>> that way – and part of the process is that innovators in the digital
>> communications age soon learn about the value of having thick skin.
>> Nevertheless, this app is already a fantastic tool – and really fun to use
>> - you'd be a mug to not give it a try. A nifty prospective last-minute
>> Chrissy present?
>> Merry Christmas tomorrow everyone.
>> John W

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