Every day in the great outdoors with the furbs is an adventure in learning through failure and experience, discovering the world in ways I never knew before.

When I was a bright-eyed raver in the 90’s, I had a lot of less than wholesome uses for Icy Hot. Yesterday, I learned that Icy Hot is an outdoorsperson’s miracle.

I’ve tried every kind of bug repellant I could get my hands on. The chemical spray on stuff works alright, but not great, and smells and tastes (Because if you don’t accidentally get some in your mouth, then you’re gonna have bug bites on your face) awful. Lemon eucalyptus oil has been the best so far, and a bottle of straight lemon eucalyptus oil is cheaper than the products manufactured and labeled as natural products that have a thimble size amount of eucalyptus oil.

Buuuut… even better than all of those combined, is good old fashion Icy Hot. At the end of the day, when I’m sweating my ass off in the sweaty tent, the whack of menthol didn’t suck; made the bites I already had stop itching, and the mosquitos were like, “where’d Effie go? I can’t smell Effie! Oh crap, I landed on this minty smelling thing and now my feet are stuck in some gooey oily sludge! My life as a bug sucks!”

Icy Hot, my friends. Never go outside without it.

More soon, much Love,

-Effie

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