leech proofing

Subject: leech proofing
From: Dan Blunt <>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 21:35:36 +1000

I worked at Lamington for a number of years and was introduced to Vicks Vaporub as a deterent. Place it everyehere around top of shoe and sock. It doesn't wash off like rid when it pours rain.Leeches hate it. Wearing a second pair of wik socks underneath normal socks keeps leeches out also and stops blistering when hiking due to the tighter weave. Comfort is second to none - highly recommended. Socks available at any camping shop. Keep in mind leeches often sit on leaves up high and get in around your belt region etc. Rid can help here. Hope this is of use.Good luck because they're determined suckers!



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