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Old 06-22-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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well, I have been in bethel for 2 weeks now and really like it. we drove up the alcan which was definately a wonderful trip...thanks for all who recommended it. i have started my job and met lots of nice people around town. the people here are very friendly and helpful. i love the laid back live and let live attitude here. no one dresses up and you always look dusty and windblown...my normal look anyway! Bethel is unique and amazing.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Welcome to Bethel! I'm sure the mosquitos are welcoming you, too.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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Welcome to Bethel! I'm sure the mosquitos are welcoming you, too.
Lol, I was itching one of my many bites when I ran across this post. I've since purchased the industrial strength repellent with 90%+ DEET. Holy crapola, they are big and there's lots of them!
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Lol, I was itching one of my many bites when I ran across this post. I've since purchased the industrial strength repellent with 90%+ DEET. Holy crapola, they are big and there's lots of them!
Yup, they're the state bird!
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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The bugs weren't so bad until this past weekend, they suddenly appeared out of nowhere. If you get out of the wind they're right on you. I think they bite you first and then land, I went to bed the other night and woke up with a big welt on my cheek, hated it.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Wasilla
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Yup, they're the state bird!
To hell with the Willow Ptarmigan, the skeeters definitely take the title afaik.

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The bugs weren't so bad until this past weekend, they suddenly appeared out of nowhere. If you get out of the wind they're right on you. I think they bite you first and then land, I went to bed the other night and woke up with a big welt on my cheek, hated it.
That's one small advantage of living where I do. The neighbors have told me that the winds at our location are particularly bad, which sucks in winter but is a boon in summer because it keeps those damn bloodsuckers from draining a person.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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did i read on here somewhere that the original listerine sprayed on repels skitos?
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Bethel Alaska
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The K-300 store sells these windjackets that have mesh over the head area to keep bugs away, i think they go for around $60~

The store is only open on Saturdays
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Ah, welcome to City-Data Letsfly!
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Bethel Alaska
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whats up warptman, are u the one who posts all those pictures on that bethel site?
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