Personally, I'm kind of baffled why anyone would get hung up on water-based vs. petroleum-based hunting turkeys not deer. I use the 36.8% concentrate from Amazon and dilute it to just over .5%. Although petroleum based, I don't notice any smell due to the low concentrate. Regarding it's effectiveness I just returned from two weeks in MO and KS. I never picked up a tick. My buddy's grandson, hunting in the same timeframe and areas, sans permethrin, picked up nine. I don't monkey around. I hang all my clothes, hats, headnets, gloves...everything...on the clothes line and pretty much wet them down.
P.S. Regarding wash cycles I don't monkey around there either. The stuff's so cheap that if I wash my clothes I re-spray. Why take a chance?
Last edited by Turkeyman; 05-02-2019 at 03:45 PM.