This question asks "What type of mosquito repellent is the most effective?". It's a great question.
Now that we may have an idea about what is best to use, I want to know how effective are even the best repellents?
I am a mosquito magnet. I don't know what it is, but I know it goes back generations. If I go outdoors without repellent or full coverage where there are mosquitoes, I will literally (no exaggeration) get 30-60 bites per hour. It's dangerous.
As a result, I tend to cover as much as my body as possible when mosquitoes are present.
I'm trying to make some plans that involve areas that are known to be inhabited by many of our needle-nosed friends. Due to interesting (but off-topic) reasons, I will not be able to cover much of my body.
I'll be relying solely on repellents and dietary choices to keep the mosquitoes from doing their thing.
Given that something about me attracts mosquitoes, how effective can I expect modern mosquito repellents to be?
I want to stay away from opinion-based answers, and instead hear from people with relevant experiences. Specifically, other people who are mosquito magnets who have relied solely on repellents (and optionally dietary measures).