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#300049 - 09/20/21 07:34 PM Swamp prep
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Registered: 12/14/05
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what unique items are needed to a 10 day camping trip in a swampy area?
Think Everglades...

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#300053 - 09/20/21 11:00 PM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2680
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Having been in the everglades, I know of two things you need. You will need sun protection since you will not have shade, and you also need insect protection. Also, it's very humid so keep that in mind as well.

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#300055 - 09/20/21 11:25 PM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1676
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
have plans to keep your feet as dry as possible... TEVA style sandals to allow your feet to dry around camp... nylon shorts, polypropylene or nylon cape back flats fishing shirt... wide brimmed screened upper hat....

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#300057 - 09/21/21 10:34 AM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 403
Loc: Wales, UK
The old British army trick of keeping your feet in good shape, is to take a small waterproof bag that you can get a foot into, and fill it with some talcum powder.

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#300113 - 10/02/21 01:55 PM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 385
Loc: CT
I'll echo everything above and add an umbrella for both the quick afternoon showers, and for when the sun beats down.

Are you walking or canoe/kayaking?
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#300118 - 10/03/21 03:35 AM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1520
Haven't been to the Everglades, but I know the insects in the region. They laugh in the face of bug repellent. I'd do DEET, long sleeves, and a net covering exposed parts. Treat all your clothing with insect repellent (better than nothing). Make sure there is some space between the net and your skin. Seal all other parts. If there is a hole, a bug will crawl in there.

Try some sort of prayer. There is a reason that one of the proposed state flags of Mississippi is a big mosquito.

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#300132 - 10/03/21 11:33 PM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
CJK Offline
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Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 593
Loc: FL, USA
"What unique items are needed to a 10 day camping trip in a swampy area?
Think Everglades..."

Reservations somewhere else. I've been in the Glades at a 'low' point in the mosquito season.......there are FAR easier ways to donate blood.....

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#300133 - 10/04/21 12:14 AM Re: Swamp prep [Re: CJK]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: CJK
I've been in the Glades at a 'low' point in the mosquito season.......there are FAR easier ways to donate blood.....

There was a reason there was such a high turnover rate when the highway between Tampa and Miami was built. The mosquitoes in the everglades were so bad that men quit after one day.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#300180 - 10/11/21 06:38 AM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 862
Loc: Southern California
I was there after hurricane Andrew came through. I think the Everglades mosquitos consider DEET seasoning. Maybe Permanon repellent will work, but best to nuke it from orbit.
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#300181 - 10/11/21 02:51 PM Re: Swamp prep [Re: teacher]
chaosmagnet Online   content
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3641
Loc: USA
Long sleeves tucked into gloves, long pants tucked into boots, big floppy brimmed hat with a headnet.

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