Retroscree says 100% DEET is OK when you are worried about it effecting climbing equipment it is safe there. Only the kind in Rock & Snow will eat through nylon, according to them because it has some additive, according to Retroscree. You can use that other stuff they sell made out of flowers, but someone told me that stuff is useless, I think it was Retroscree.
I have some little friends here, so maybe I will spray myself and let them come out to play and see if the hate me now after I spray with one brand or the other and I will let you know what happens. But first I want to go to Millbrook a few more times and see if I can get some more. However I am afraid that they will not stick to our hazmat suits. They are kind of slippery and cover your whole body, they even cover your feet and your head. I am a genius!?
BTW Joshua would not let me take him to the Dr. the other day because he said the red mark on his leg is from the head of the tick in his leg and only his ankle hurts, so he wants to wait and see agaist my better judgment. So we still do not know if he has lyme.
I am not going to use anything other then my hazmat suits. I will see how that works, I think I will be fine without the deet.
Edited by donald perry (03/31/12 11:40 AM)
The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.