Repel ticks with Permethrin soaked clothing

1. Soaking clothing –
Martin’s Permethrin 10% Multi-Purpose Insecticide, 32oz (1 Quart)

I know that sites like Consumer Reports say not to “mix your own.” This a non-registered with the EPA usage.

My Amazon review
water based so great for clothes soaking, indoor use
We live just south of Ithaca, NY so we have a major issue with ticks and Lyme. For 2018 we soaked our outdoor clothes with Martin’s – diluted to 1/2 % or 0.5%, per sectionhiker. We didn’t get ticks, and didn’t need Lyme treatment.
This year, the several times we didn’t wear our treated clothing from last year, we found ticks on us. So back to soaking our outdoor clothes. We are buying another quart for 2019.
Soaking is similar to dyeing – soak overnight in 1/2 % solution, we use a 5 gal bucket or a 2 1/2 gal storage bag. Hang to drip dry over a tub to catch the drips. Good for 60 days or 7 washes. Store treated stuff out of direct sunlight if possible, or treat more often.

Ratio is 1 to 20 so I put 3 oz of concentrate in 64 oz, 1/2 gal of water. And use that 1/2 gal as my basic unit/building block.

2. I use this in a 2nd bucket for the initial drip drying of soaked stuff. – Grit Guard The Insert with Washboard Combo Pack

3. An insect spray for your exposed skin: Natrapel  20% Picaridin formula.

Nordic skiing resources from PSIA web sites is where I have extracted just the Nordic, Tele, pages from the PSIA East 2012-13 schedule.

As I sent to our Highland Forest Nordic Ski Patrol Yahoo group –
Nordic skiing resources from PSIA web sites
At the fall AMR meeting some folks talked about the telemark training videos that the Eastern Professional Ski Instructors of America had.

Here are some other Nordic training resources.

There is a PSIA Nordic event scheduled for Bristol Mountain on Feb 4 &5 – Mon, Tue. near South Bristol, west side of Canandaigua Lake.
There are also some tele events at Elk Mountain, about 30 minutes south of Binghamton near Lenox, PA.
I extracted the Nordic and Tele pages from the PSIA-E schedule and uploaded them to the HFNSP Yahoo group. The full schedule is at

R#P 607 Level I Ski/Teaching – PM Event – The PSIA-E office said that this is a 2pm registration, 3pm to 9pm event.
Bristol Mountain, New York
Registration deadline: 01/16/13, 5662 New York 64, Canandaigua, NY

Fun winter driving video

To remind us of driving in on Rt 80. grin [Highland Forest is in Fabius, NY just off NY Rt 80.]

Nürburgring. -16 Degrees Celsius.
Andy Gülden, the Chief Instructor of the Nürburgring Driving Academy, drives a Nürburgring Formula Race Car along the icy and snowy Nürburgring Nordschleife and Grand Prix track. Looking forward to see you in the Green Hell!