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    Quote Originally Posted by SCWalker View Post
    Grannypat,would you share with me your permethrin treatment process?I have yet to find it on here and I didn't know this could be done to equipment.
    I buy Sawyers spray in the camping section at Walmart and spray it on my gear, including whoopies and tree straps. I let it dry. Some people mix it up in a bucket and dunk their stuff. This stuff causes neurological problems in cats when wet, so I always make sure mine are in the house before I spray and don't let them out until it is dry. Because I spray everything, I should probably get a concentrate and dilute it--would probably be cheaper. I know there is at least one thread on permethrin and I'll see if I can find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCWalker View Post
    Grannypat,would you share with me your permethrin treatment process?I have yet to find it on here and I didn't know this could be done to equipment.
    I buy the sawyer permethrin and like gpat I spray everything. I might glow in the dark but not with bugs on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I buy Sawyers spray in the camping section at Walmart and spray it on my gear, including whoopies and tree straps. I let it dry. Some people mix it up in a bucket and dunk their stuff. This stuff causes neurological problems in cats when wet, so I always make sure mine are in the house before I spray and don't let them out until it is dry. Because I spray everything, I should probably get a concentrate and dilute it--would probably be cheaper. I know there is at least one thread on permethrin and I'll see if I can find it.


    I can get concentrate from http://youkill.com/ it's across the county from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCWalker View Post


    I can get concentrate from http://youkill.com/ it's across the county from me.

    This is one of the links. I actually searched using the term "deet" because permethrin is often misspelled and when anyone askes about deet, which is not good for hammocks, etc., permethrin will come up in the replies.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...highlight=deet
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    This is one of the links. I actually searched using the term "deet" because permethrin is often misspelled and when anyone askes about deet, which is not good for hammocks, etc., permethrin will come up in the replies.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...highlight=deet
    Super thanks.That is a good thread.I'm going back for more.

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    grannypat, Do you have a Tractor Supply near you? If so here is a link to some concentrate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    grannypat, Do you have a Tractor Supply near you? If so here is a link to some concentrate
    Thanks, we have one in Seneca, half a block from the Wal-mart! TS is way cheaper!
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    I spray my tarp, hammock & tree straps as well. (Along with all my clothes, hat and shoes.) In fact I just got two more bottles in the mail from REI yesterday to recoat everything before my big hike next month. I don't do bugs.

    I hang my stuff from a clothes line and spray both sides then let it sit for a day to dry.

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    Thumbs down Question of spraying tree straps?

    Quote Originally Posted by louisfb View Post
    I spray my tarp, hammock & tree straps as well.
    I don't mean to be fussy, but you do realize that by spraying your tree straps, you are killing every little critter that goes up and down the tree trunks, even if they would never detour to get on your hammock.

    I spray or soak my hammock for the mosquitoes, but my tree straps? No. But, ... of course hike your own hike.

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    Rain Man is right and not to belabor the issue, please be aware of the toxicity of this stuff and in particular don't use it around bodies of water or streams. It's extremely toxic to fish.

    I know people spray their yards and stuff like that, but personally I like bugs except for when they're trying to eat me. You never know what you're killing...
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