Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 157

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Senior Member Jsaults's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh PA
    Hammock
    HH, CJH NX-250, WBBB 1.7 dbl
    Tarp
    Std, Hex, or WBSF
    Insulation
    Burrows&Incubators
    Suspension
    Poly web w/AHE buc
    Posts
    1,494

    Permethrin treatments

    I am a fan of treating clothing with permethrin s added protection against skeeters and ticks (especially). For instance, when canoe camping at Assateague Island I always treated my tent body and netting with permethrin to keep the ticks off of the doorway. Likewise, I treated my Original Bug Shirt to keep them at bay.

    I was thinking of treating my HH Expedition body and netting with the spray (Sawyers) as well.

    Does anyone else treat their hammocks with permethrin?

    Jim

  2. #2
    Senior Member peanuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Loganville,Ga
    Hammock
    ENO
    Tarp
    wb superfly
    Insulation
    yeti,peapod(1st v
    Suspension
    whoopies treestrap
    Posts
    1,483
    yes.....The message you have entered is too short
    Peanuts

    "A womans place is on the trail"

  3. #3
    oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Derplahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    Dutchgear
    Posts
    6,688
    Dave

    "I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults". Molly Ivins

  4. #4
    New Member geomaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Pearl River, La
    Hammock
    wwbb 1.1
    Tarp
    WB Big Mamajamba
    Insulation
    WB Yeti and Burrow
    Suspension
    wb adj.webbing
    Posts
    45
    I will be treating mine from now on. I got ate up with bites though the bottom of my hammock on my first summertime hang a couple of weekends ago. I wont be forgetting to treat my hammock again!

  5. #5
    Member Mkrzyski's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville Fl
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    SuperFly
    Insulation
    KAQ
    Suspension
    Web strap
    Posts
    66
    where do I get permethrin? And how much do I PUT ON?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Hawk-eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oak Ridge & Linville Gorge, North Carolina
    Hammock
    HHE, 2QZQ Mod4, Jerry 5 DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/SFly Camo
    Insulation
    HammockGear Prod.
    Suspension
    Use them all!
    Posts
    9,990
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Mkrzyski View Post
    where do I get permethrin? And how much do I PUT ON?
    REI sells Sawyer's ... but you can find it in most outdoor supply stores ... or order it online. Instructions are on the product.

    I spray my hammock and straps ... wet it really well and let it dry ... pretty much that simple. Do it once a year in the spring. Spraying the tree huggers or straps seems to work well to keep ant traffic off!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


    "A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


    Home of the Gorge Rats: Linville Gorge
    My Videos YouTube Channel
    Photo collections Flickr Photostream


    Gorge Rat Productions On FaceBook

  7. #7
    Senior Member Trooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Lake St. Clair
    Hammock
    HH Hyperlite & WBBB 1.0 Double
    Insulation
    Crowsnest/No Snive
    Posts
    794
    Images
    9
    Having had Malaria and Encephalitis, I treat with permethrin. The amount is a full canister of Sawyer's Permethrin in a sealed garbage can overnight. Then I let it air out for a day or two. It is good for multiple washes, and I think it is plant/flower based, so it shouldn't cause too many side effects. Yes, it is probably too much of a dosage, but the encephalitis almost killed me, but the cancer I beat quite easily...

  8. #8
    Senior Member Rug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chatham, ON. Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7Dbl
    Tarp
    Maccat Deluxe
    Insulation
    JrB TQ/UQ,Crownest
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    676
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    Having had Malaria and Encephalitis....,but the encephalitis almost killed me, but the cancer I beat quite easily...
    Geez, you have been drinking that water out of Lake St. Clair haven't you?
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

    Hang On!

  9. #9
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,375
    Images
    227
    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    Having had Malaria and Encephalitis, I treat with permethrin. The amount is a full canister of Sawyer's Permethrin in a sealed garbage can overnight. Then I let it air out for a day or two. It is good for multiple washes, and I think it is plant/flower based, so it shouldn't cause too many side effects. Yes, it is probably too much of a dosage, but the encephalitis almost killed me, but the cancer I beat quite easily...
    That's why it's important to remember that not treating is also a risk factor. Everyone has to decide for themselves but doing nothing due to chemical concerns doesn't make you safe by default.
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

  10. #10
    oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Derplahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    Dutchgear
    Posts
    6,688
    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    That's why it's important to remember that not treating is also a risk factor. Everyone has to decide for themselves but doing nothing due to chemical concerns doesn't make you safe by default.
    Well spoken.
    Dave

    "I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults". Molly Ivins

Similar Threads

  1. Permethrin Treatments - How long between doses?
    By Gresh in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-29-2013, 08:58
  2. Hydrophobic down treatments
    By Arothian in forum Top Insulation
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 10-25-2012, 17:18
  3. Tyvek takes DWR treatments
    By HitchHiking in forum Fabrics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-29-2012, 09:46

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •