TOK Aug 2021Contributors to this thread:
Headed to TOK Aug. 20-29th for a grizzly-caribou combo. Is there anything to expect out of the normal to prepare for? What are the bugs like up there that time year? Will i need a thermacell?
The bugs can vary from none to a lot in Aug. Depends if it gets cold or not for a few days. I just use deet and I usually am okay. I do have a thermocell but never have used it. I happen to live in Tok and have been here about 30 plus years. I hunt all over and only had bug problems a few times. Deet has always been my friend.
Which deet type do you recommend?
Deet in either the green can or orange can(Bens or ??). You want one with a high Percentage of Deet. Every year about May I pick up a couple of cans of the stuff for the coming months of bugs and don't go anywhere with out it during that time June to October. Always in a my pack, in my truck or on my 4 whlr.