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The best way is to reduce (actually to remove) any kind of attractions they like: food and water. If they cannot find anything useful, than they will stop releasing scents that attracted other ants. This means, you have to make sure there is no (open) water or drinks nearby, no sugar in any way, and no food in general. Keep everything enclosed, in such a ...


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There are a number of articles on the web telling you how to kill ants that invade your campsite with common household products. See, for example, Tips And Tricks To Stop Ants From Invading Your Camp. Also, as @Michel Keijzers said in his excellent answer, be fanatical about removing ant attractants. However, I suggest considering a different strategy. ...


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The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy. References using that term can include many insects. I've narrowed it down to ants and termites as best as I could, although some of the general advice and information include ants, termites, and other insects. The short answer is that not all ants and termites are safe to eat, but most of those you're ...


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Weaver Ants (as well as Weaver Ant Larvae) are apparently one of the best insects humans can consume. According to Wikipedia: Weaver ants are one of the most valued types of insects eaten by humans (entomophagy). In addition to being used as a biological control agent to increase plant production, weaver ants can be utilized directly as a protein and ...


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Salt is the answer. A continuous line of fine salt around your tent and campsite. Ants don't like crossing it. You have now angered the ant God so you have to do an appeasement offering. Smear the base of a tree outside your perimeter with strawberry jam or any other sweet and delicious gel. Put a healthy dose of it up the trunk and in crevices. Don't be ...


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You are outnumbered. You will never be able to "completely eradicate" ants. Outsmart them instead. Build a moat. A trick for keeping ants off a table is to put each table leg in a small container of water. If your tent is sufficiently water proof then pitching the tent inside a large kiddie pool with a bit of water might help. Smaller tents might even be ...


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I have never had this problem. I never even worried about this problem -- and I worry about everything. If you google What kind of ants eat through tents, you will find that other people have had your problem, for example in Texas and Africa. There are also many hits about ants who just saunter in, rather than chewing their way in, and tips to get rid ...


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I don't think there is one tent material that will prevent ants from cutting through, unless you want a ridiculously heavy kevlar tent. All classic materials are definitely not sturdy enough. I know of one solution that can solve the problem: coat the tent with permethrin. Not exactly nature-friendly (toxic to many wildlife species, especially beneficial ...


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