I am from North Carolina and have never heard of Ben's till I was in Kotz in 2004 working for about 6 mos. Great stuff and it can really save you if the bugs are bad. Its 100% deet and will eat your plastic watchband, is not to be used on small children, and IT WORKS. I would take a bottle or two in addition to the Thermacell. It is sold in a small orange bottle and can be found at www.campmor.com and Cabelas (if I am not mistaken). I wouldnt take a trip in the bush without atleast one bottle. A little will do you. Keep it away from your lips. Its numbing! Store in a ziplock bag and dont get it on your hands and touch anything made of plastic (sunglasses, scope covers, binoculars) as it may degrade the plastic. If you fish, dont let it on your fishing lines whatever you do. I use the back of my hands to apply it and that work great. It is a spray an the back of the hands is only used to put it around face and neck. One thing to remember about the fuel bottles for the Thermacell, you can not take them in your carry on or checked luggage. If found they will be thrown away by TSA agents at the airport. You could mail them up to the bush pilot ahead of time. That shouldnt be a problem as people mail up all kinds of stuff (like stove fuel) for the same reason. Just a reminder.