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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    The soak kit is difficult to find, for some reason. For the last three years, I've had to buy online...this year I won an ebay auction, and paid $5/kit. Search for "Sawyer Insect Repellant Military Style Clothing Treatment."
    Yeah, REI didn't have the soak kits here this year either and they had them the past couple years. I don't like the spray except for my boots.

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    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?

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    I just bought the same thing at the local walley world. $9.88 for 12 oz spray bottle. bonus no sales tax :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbyrd View Post
    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?
    The concentrate from Tractor Supply will treat many times more clothing than the Sawyers kit for the price. You just need to decide for yourself if you're comfortable using the TS product in this way. After much analysis, I think it's safe, when properly diluted, but you are applying a pesticide in a non approved manner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbyrd View Post
    Is that a ok price compared to the tractor supply stuff?
    Also, the TSC stuff has an odor to it. So keep that in mind when making your decision. Bothers some folks, but not others.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    Why three hours? Is that in some instructions somewhere? I've never done that and now wonder if I'm doing it wrong when I go the soak route.

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    I wonder why the military kits haven't found their way into the civilian market.
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