Carry Duct Tape Minus the Bulky Roll Duct tape can be a lifesaver. But carrying an entire roll takes up valuable space inside a backpack—and you probably won’t need that much tape. Instead, wrap a couple feet around a lighter, always have a short supply.
Mentholatum ointment (or Vicks) repel mosquitoes more safely than DEET. this is one I will try. especially around the ankles where the mosquitoes always seem to attack. Or make your own with coconut oil and eucalyptus.