Its Malaria Season folks. This instructable will show you how to protect yourself against insects and arthropods using the DOD Chemical Protective system. Protect yourself against threats like malaria and West Nile Virus and avoid those ichy mosquito bites.
This instructable is for treatment of ACU/BDU/DCU/ABU. But outdoor civilian clothing can be treated with civilian Permethrin (only difference is concentration). Make sure you wear long sleeves and pants for system to be effective.
Note: Contents of this Instructable can be found freely on line.
The system uses Permethrin treated clothing as well as DEET applied to the skin. This two punch system is effective against a wide assortment of bugs that can be a vector for disease. Also by proper wear of clothing can reduce exposed skin from mosquitoes and areas where ticks can crawl up.
Step 1: Gather your Materials
You will need:
Permethrin clothing treatment. (Preventive Medicine will give you these kits, Civilians can get spray cans at Camping Stores.)
The spray on stuff will last like 4 to 6 weeks.
The liquid packet stuff will last 1 year. (52 washes or life of uniform)
Deet (also known as bug Spray)
Applied as needed directly on skin. Don't use around tents or plastics because it can melt certain synthetic plastics.
Uniform for treatment
Water (if necessary for your kit)