Last night as the watch, that thing with two hands, was having one approaching 12 and the other was aimed at the six, I was under attack. In the space of less than five minutes, I was nailed by 6 deer fly bites. I wasn't being neglectful, heck, I was wearing jeans, 11 inch boots, a hat and a long sleeved "T", and leather gloves. Those mean little devils were biting right through the "T". Why only a "T"? The temperature was 79 degrees. Mosquitos are another "nasty", i don't want to even approach the idea of horse flies and ticks. Some things are simple - without a hat and only having a cap, tucking a bandana (or light cloth) under the back of a cap will prevent a nasty sun burn. You'll look like you joined a foreign legion, but you won't burn. Sun blockers are good. I really like the idea of a GHB (yup, I have one). It seems like many people forget "bug dope" and perhaps some netting is good. Always having lived in the country, your skin is your largest organ so protect it so it can protect you. Shorts and sandals are cool, but only offer limited protection.