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A reader asked where to find insect repellent and sunscreen in solid form (Sept. ’11, pp. 50-51), which would not need to go into the TSA-required “311” bag in your carry-on.

Cutter Outdoorsman has a solid insect repellent that is 30% DEET. (It’s sold in drugstores and outdoor-gear stores; one ounce costs about $7.50.)

Also, I just bought another Neutrogena Oil-Free Sunblock Stick (SPF 30) at a CVS Drug Store. It cost $8.99 in the store, but they don’t always have it in stock; on their website, it costs $9.99. Several companies make solid sunscreen for babies.

I used to pour Clinique liquid sunscreen into a 0.5-ounce bottle for my face before I discovered the solids.

HARRIET HUGHES
Alexandria, VA

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A reader asked where to find insect repellent and sunscreen in solid form (Sept. ’11, pp. 50-51), which would not need to go into the TSA-required “311” bag in your carry-on.

Cutter Outdoorsman has a solid insect repellent that is 30% DEET. (It’s sold in drugstores and outdoor-gear stores; one ounce costs about $7.50.)

Also, I just bought another Neutrogena Oil-Free Sunblock Stick (SPF 30) at a CVS Drug Store. It cost $8.99 in the store, but they don’t always have it in stock; on their website, it costs $9.99. Several companies make solid sunscreen for babies.

I used to pour Clinique liquid sunscreen into a 0.5-ounce bottle for my face before I discovered the solids.

HARRIET HUGHES
Alexandria, VA