Step 5: Treat bug bites and stings

Just like the acne treatment, a little dab of aspirin paste will do you when it comes to mosquitoes, flies, and the other stinging and biting bugs out there.

A great little camping piece of know-how: willow trees and their ilk contain the natural equivalent of Bayer. Some bark will have a similar effect to the paste described earlier. When I was a Boy Scout in Colorado, we used to strip small sections of bark off of aspen trees and treat the bug bites we brought upon ourselves by being fragrantly scrumptious.
proinsias3 years ago
Now I know why when I complained of a headache, my mother woulds say, "Go chew on tree bark." But she did not tell us to use a willow tree. They were by the river and we were not allowed to go down there.