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Giveaway Alert: The Bugpatch

I was recently offerred a chance to try out a new product and share it with our readers , The Bugpatch – and let me say that anytime I see an offer for a natural bug deterrents, I am ALL for it. I can’t use DEET products, I get hive outbreaks, which are not pretty in the backcountry. Which blows because every biting bug seems to love me in full force. The concept of a stick on patch is intriguing as well.

I HATE horseflies in summer. They are the bane of my hiking time. Not that mosquitoes are any better……this horrible (and blurry shot) was of my legs after a 2 day trip in the summer of 2008 on the Pacific Crest Trail. That trip was horrendous, we literally could not get away from them, it was running down the trail.

So will these patches work? I don’t know. I’ll know when I go on my next buggy hike (which means anywhere warm!) I am willing to try it, I have nothing to lose!


So who wants to win a packet? I have two packets to giveaway, and each packet has 6 patches inside. Nice! A full weekend’s worth of protection. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below (and on the Facebook option, if you already “like” our page, don’t worry – just click on it – you’ll still get the bonus entries.) I’ll determine the winners on next Monday, the 19th, and announce them. And for those who do win, I’d love to know how the patches work for you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

FTC Disclaimer: We received product samples for review and giving away.

7 thoughts on “Giveaway Alert: The Bugpatch

  1. The contest comments didn’t work for me, but I’d like to say that my legs look like yours for about 8 months of the year due to no-see-ums. One of the pleasures of living in Caribbean 🙂

    Thanks for mentioning this product. I definitely want to try it.

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