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    Quote Originally Posted by Chenvre View Post
    This here works beautifully. I myself seem to be immune to PI, however the wife isn't. I will pour some gasoline on my exposed areas to clean off the oils. It works very well for not spreading it to others.

    One tip, The alcohol and gas you use to clean the plant oils off you will kill any other living thing it comes into contact with, so don't do it in your backyard on the grass, you'll get a big dead patch!


    Sounds like a lesson from experience! Lol. I had cut worms taking out my baby okra plants, so I took deeps wood off and sprayed them... Ya killed all my plants lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddhunter View Post
    I've seen recommendations for Technu to clean hammock, tarp and suspension. Other ideas? Is it used full strength or diluted?
    full strength. Hamhocker is really allergic to it so we make sure we carry it on every hike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chenvre View Post
    This here works beautifully. I myself seem to be immune to PI, however the wife isn't. I will pour some gasoline on my exposed areas to clean off the oils. It works very well for not spreading it to others.

    One tip, The alcohol and gas you use to clean the plant oils off you will kill any other living thing it comes into contact with, so don't do it in your backyard on the grass, you'll get a big dead patch!
    Gasoline will peel your hide off! Very difficult to wash off the skin and get rid of the smell.

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    I can stay clear of it but Graham (my dowg) loves walking in the stuff. I have found that Wet Ones seem to take the oil off wonderfully. I wipe myself down with them after a hike and then I wipe Graham down after he's been in it.
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    If you use the Technu too late and have a bad reaction with blisters etc they can be treated with a paste made from baking soda and white vinegar and it will help the skin with the reaction.

    I would still wash with Technu first to make sure all oil is removed but if the hurt is on the paste works.

    And I get it bad too. 10 seconds after exposure I can feel that chemical burn happening.

    I even keep a little bottle of Technu in my med kit that travels with me no matter where I go in my get home bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fibby View Post
    I can stay clear of it but Graham (my dowg) loves walking in the stuff. I have found that Wet Ones seem to take the oil off wonderfully. I wipe myself down with them after a hike and then I wipe Graham down after he's been in it.
    Now that is one I hadn't heard, my bath hating dogs are going to really appreciate you.

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    Heading into my third week. Nasty itching, but my initial patch is healing. A couple of small spots are driving me crazy. This weekend the gear gets doused.

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    I've always washed any spots of PI with a Comet bathroom cleaner paste (the greenish powder). The bleach in it really dries out the skin. Four or five days of it and the infected areas are on their way out. It does burn a bit, but it works for me. Started using it in basic training when the drill sgt. wouldn't let me go to the infirmary.

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    I'll remember the Comet if I ever have a drill sgt like yours, but until then I hope I can find a more benign approach. Creative though.

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