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    The ready mixed stuff that Sawyer sells says it is 0.5%. If the concentrate is 10% then 1 oz of concentrate to 19 oz of water. I did this to make 20oz and and put it in a spray bottle. I sprayed my clothes, hammock, nets, etc until pretty damp on a blue tarp in the garage and then hung them to dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Adkins View Post
    Those of you that have used the concentrate, how much finished product have you found works for a set of clothes. My wife and daughter are going to Africa in two weeks and I want to do there clothes as well as some of mine at the same time. Trying to just get a sense of how much I should make up.

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    Scott, I used permethrin treated clothing and DEET on exposed skin while along the equator in South America. 20 0z spray bottle was more than enough for 3 sets of clothing. I treat the shoes and socks too.
    FYI - Sand fleas can carry some nasty parasites too, I credit the permethrin for keeping them off me.
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    That's what I used. Works great, easy to treat my clothes. Comes with a sprayer for gear too.

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    Not quite a believer, but still sprayed my shoes last night. I'll redo my clothes for next week's trip since I also don't believe the "through six washes" thing AT ALL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five Tango View Post
    Keep in mind that while I do take B complex daily I also take an apple cider vinegar capsule and an odorless garlic pearl with it.

    All I can tell you is that before I started this regimen the mosquitoes would swarm me as soon as I got out of the hammock in the middle of the night and now they don't know I am even there.So I can't attribute the change to anything else.I read somewhere the US Army recommends apple cider vinegar before field ops for insect control.

    I get my ACV from botannic choice via Amazon.ACV capsules and garlic pearls are inexpensive.So is the B complex.
    I tried diluting the ACV in water, OJ, etc. Nasty nasty stuff! Strong cat pee. So there's no way; will need to try the pills.

    The B vitamin is crazy!! I read online that it turns your urine yellow, but man, we're talking glow-stick fluorescent yellow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    I tried diluting the ACV in water, OJ, etc. Nasty nasty stuff! Strong cat pee. So there's no way; will need to try the pills.

    The B vitamin is crazy!! I read online that it turns your urine yellow, but man, we're talking glow-stick fluorescent yellow!
    Only if you take excessive amounts. Stick to one pill a day and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesam3 View Post
    Only if you take excessive amounts. Stick to one pill a day and you'll be fine.
    I've been doing one...a few hours later is all it takes for a big surprise!

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    I find a couple of drops of cedarwood oil on my skin really helps to keep the buggers off. I do use permethrin on clothing and hammock. I have been on canoe trips where others in the group are constantly find ticks on them and I have had none. I do think the stuff deteriorates significantly with time and light. I have gone to the premixed stuff described earlier so what I have is fresh. Beats getting West Nile and a host of other ugly things.
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    I do put a little insect repellent on my hat and bandanna around my neck in the daytime.But at night when I get up it's just my supplements doing the work.

    I use Kirkland vitamin B and only take one per day.Drink plenty of water and the color will mostly clear up.

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