Chuddy was also chewing gum in NE scotland-haven’t heard it called that for a long time! Midgies are awful things but smidge works well for me. Get into everything-drinks, food, hair etc. Get in and out of tent quickly. Luckily I don’t get too bad a reaction to them unlike my wife who reacts badly and they also prefer her. I remember a climbing trip to Glen Nevis and of the 4 of us, 3 had hardly any bites but the other guy had about 20 on his hands. They definitely seem to prefer some people. Skin so soft is supposed to work but I just found you get loads of midgies stuck in the cream.