midges, how not to get bitten



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Tony Raven

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Nick Kew wrote:
> Graeme wrote:
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>>>I have heard the theories that they don't "do" altitude or rain.

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>>I think the altitude thing is just down to the higher chance of a decent
>>breeze to stop the biting.

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> Don't think so. We just don't have altitude in the UK. It definitely
> works in Norway and Italy (to name two countries I'm familiar with),
> although in the latter it's more closely linked to vegetation.
>


I must admit to never having been bitten by a midge when crossing
Scotland at 39,000 ft ;-)

Tony