Camping and drinking are natural companions. A cold one by the fire, a bottle of wine on the campsite table, or a quick whiskey nightcap can make the great outdoors even greater. But your drink can complicate things with another natural camping companion: mosquitoes.
The evidence seems to suggest that, all other factors being equal, your outdoor beverage of choice attracts mosquitoes — especially if that beverage is beer. A 2002 study from researchers in Tokyo found that the number of mosquitoes who landed on volunteer test subjects “significantly increased after beer ingestion, compared with before ingestion, showing clearly that drinking alcohol stimulates mosquito attraction.”