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The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?

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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #30 on: June 12, 2019, 10:46:49 PM


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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #31 on: June 12, 2019, 10:51:29 PM
 :D

I'm sure Tilley makes one in your size......  :pok:


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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #32 on: June 12, 2019, 11:07:22 PM
I’d like something that repels mosquitos too, but not just on that one spot but the area so you don’t get bit anywhere..
JR

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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #33 on: June 12, 2019, 11:08:56 PM
I know they make things that last like 70 washes, cause that would be my one problem, dealing with something that just got sprayed down, I hate it!
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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #34 on: June 12, 2019, 11:40:04 PM
You can use something like this:





This stuff is Permethrin. You soak your clothes or hat in it and then let them dry. Once dried, the insect protection last for several washings (4-6 x). This really is good stuff and works well. (The military is big on Permethrin.) 

Of course, it is still advised to use regular insect repellent on exposed skin. I go with DEET.

I've used permethrin on bandanas, hats, pants, and shirts.  :tu:  The shemagh I showed in the earlier photo was treated with permethrin several years ago. Might be a good idea to reapply that!


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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #35 on: June 12, 2019, 11:45:09 PM
You can use something like this:

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This stuff is Permethrin. You soak your clothes or hat in it and then let them dry. Once dried, the insect protection last for several washings (4-6 x). This really is good stuff and works well. (The military is big on Permethrin.) 

Of course, it is still advised to use regular insect repellent on exposed skin. I go with DEET.

I've used permethrin on bandanas, hats, pants, and shirts.  :tu:  The shemagh I showed in the earlier photo was treated with permethrin several years ago. Might be a good idea to reapply that!
(You do have to mind your cats around that stuff. Quite toxic for them!)
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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #36 on: June 13, 2019, 02:08:46 AM
Toxic if washed once?
Cause that would be the first thing I did, after soaking and drys I’d have to wash it,
Now if I did it to a over shirt or hat would they only not bite that section? Or would it keep them away from the area and not on my legs?
JR
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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #37 on: June 17, 2019, 09:19:13 AM
Permethrin is an insecticide - it simply kill things. You put it on your outer layers (the outer the better...you don't really want it on you) some people don't put it on their clothes at all, but prefer to just do their tent/mozzie net.

DEET is more of an "invisibility spray", the bugs will be simply go about their business as if you weren't there.

If you don't mind the presence of the bugs, but simply don't want them crawling into every available orifice and inviting their friends for tea and scones in your eyeball, then DEET is the way to go, if you'd rather use yourself as bait, but make it a suicide mission, then Permethrin is an option.

Personally I've had plenty of success with DEET products, and I'm not terribly inclined to cover my clothes (much less something that will rub directly on me, like a scarf or neck sock) with deadly chemicals.

Also, I keep bees, so...y'know....


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Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
Reply #38 on: October 31, 2021, 12:53:07 AM
  Just ordered a Shemagh, thinner cotton version. Have been considering them off and on for a few years, mostly considered to wear in the colder months. And now after what Covid did to my lungs am even more sensitive to colder air coming in. These do look to be more adjustable for neck and face wear, just not sure of one can be worn indoors in place of a mask and be acceptable at work.

  However getting the ice/snow off the car soon, getting to work, and having to hit the cold air back home I decided to purchase a pair to see how they wear. Have hats that do great on the head. Have a couple of silk neck scarves but those are not as easily washed, dried, and you would definitely not want to wear one as a face mask. Bandanas are often too short and leave the neck open to cold.
  Have a few scarves but most are too short as well. Might be able to go around the neck once, and then there is usually not much to tuck under. Still good for quick dashes, and if wide enough could be used as a muffler to preheat the incoming air. There has never been a perfect option that is socially acceptable in the Western culture.

  Best scarf I seen was the 4th Doctor Who worn my Tom Baker. Now that guy had a very long scarf, multicolored, yet rather too long. Still, trying to find a warm, washable, and long/wide men's neck scarf that can also cover the face would probably be quite expensive -- if one can be found. I have not found one yet.

 
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