After reading this thread I was in my walmart last night and they had the sawyer spray bottle. It was 9.88 and said it would treat a tent or one full outfit including socks. I think it was a 8 or 10 oz bottle. Is that a ok price compared to the tractor supply stuff?
I just bought the same thing at the local walley world. $9.88 for 12 oz spray bottle. bonus no sales tax :-)
Ok thanks for the info. I will have to stop by tractor supply. I found a tick on me about a week ago and it had been there a week or so. It was on my back and i thought it was just a mole. My wife pulled it out and i have been worried ever since. I am going to treat all my stuff now.
The military soak kit is an Emulsifiable Concentrate of 40% Permethrin, petroleum distillates, and emulsifiers. The instructions have you dilute it to a 0.78% concentration. It's made by Sawyer. The consumer version is pre-diluted to a 0.5% concentration.
Gordon's Permethrin 10 available at Tractor Supply is an Emulsifiable Concentrate of 10% Permethrin, petroleum distillates, and emulsifiers. To replicate the military soak kit mix 36ml of Gordon's with 423ml water.
Put the mixture in a ziplock baggie with the item you are treating, let it soak for 3 hours, then hang it up to dry.
I wonder why the military kits haven't found their way into the civilian market.
It may not be rocket science, but it's still science.