HME Introduces Always Prepared (AP) Super Lite Series

Hunting Made Easy (HME) has announced several lightweight, purpose-built, hunting knives as part of the new Always Prepared Super Lite Series.

HME Replace-A-Blade – Tired of sharpening your knife? Don’t want to carry a sharpening stick or stone in your pack? The HME Replace-A-Blade knife uses replaceable blades that always guarantee you have a sharp edge. Designed to field dress big game animals in the mountains or the hardwood bottoms, the Replace-A-Blade features five replaceable, surgical #60 blades for precision caping and deboning tasks. The neon green skeletonized stainless-steel handle is easy to find in low light and it comes wrapped in 3 feet of black 550 paracord for a no-slip grip in any climate. A Kydex sheath and holster clip keeps the knife secured while on the trail.

MSRP: $49.99 Model: HME-KN-SKRAB

HME Skeletonized Gut Hook Knife – The new Skeletonized stainless-steel fixed blade is a modified drop-point intended for skinning and quartering jobs. The black oxidized blade also includes a gut hook, and the bright green handle finish makes the knife easy to find in your pack or when placed on the ground. The handle is wrapped in 3 feet of black 550 paracord. A Kydex sheath and holster clip are included.

MSRP: $39.99 Model: HME-KN-SKFBGH

HME Skeletonized Fixed Blade Knife – Hunters looking for a lightweight “one-and-done” knife to cover all essential field dressing needs will find it in the HME Skeletonized Fixed-Blade Knife. This knife has a trailing point blade profiled to handle gutting, skinning, caping, and de-boning tasks with ease. The easy-to-sharpen black oxide steel blade holds its edge while the 3 feet of black 550 paracord wrapped around the handle provides optimal blade control. The Skeletonized Fixed Blade Knife comes with a Kydex sheath and holster clip.

MSRP: $39.99 Model: HME-KN-SKFB

HME Super Lite Series Knife – This ultra-lightweight 6.3-inch replaceable blade knife provides surgical precision cutting abilities in the field. The one-ounce lightweight frame is easy to pack and carry during long hunts. A durable Super Lite green handle with a metal blade mount provides increased stability, cutting control, and strength. The Super Lite Series knife includes five replacement scalpel blades, each individually packaged for safe carry, and a polypropylene sheath.

MSRP: $19.99 Model: HME-KN-PRBBM-GR

To take a closer look at the many innovative solutions for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts from HME, visit www.hmeproducts.com.

About Hunting Made Easy

Based in Irving, TX – HME is the pioneer in hunting accessories, providing a wide range of hunting gear designed to do just that, make hunting easy! Ranging from treestand and ground blind accessories, game processing, scent attractants and scent control, trail camera mounts, ground blinds, and everything in between, HME is a brand that is certain to make your outdoor experience more efficient, but more importantly, enjoyable.

HME is a subsidiary brand under GSM Outdoors. For information regarding GSM and their products please visit www.gsmoutdoors.comTo become a dealer or have a sales representative contact you, please call (877) 269-8490. For more information on GSM brands visit http://www.gsmoutdoors.com.

For nearly 20 years, the GSM Outdoors family has been strongly dedicated to bringing the greatest innovative consumer products to the market through some of the most well-respected brands in the outdoor industry. They have grown to cover a wide variety of outdoor products to meet all your hunting, shooting and outdoor needs. Their extensive brand portfolio includes Stealth Cam scouting cameras, Walker’s hearing protection & enhancement, Muddy blinds & tree stands, Boss Buck American Hunter feeders, New Archery Products (NAP) broadheads & ground blindsWestern Rivers game calls, Hawk &Big Game tree standsDown & Out hunting blindsHME hunting accessories (Coyote Light & Scent Slammer), SME shooting accessories (Bullseye), Crossfire HolstersCyclops light accessories, Birchwood Casey and Viking Solutions. Get the most out of your outdoor experience with GSM Outdoors!

New Stealth Cam® FLX Offers Dual Wireless Cam Management Systems

Stealth Cam® introduces a new trail camera designed to simplify on-the-go programming and wireless downloading. The all-new Stealth Cam FLX uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, offering in-the-field and Local Network communication between the camera and mobile devices or nearby servers.

The FLX Bluetooth option lets the user access the camera from a mobile device for field application use. The available Stealth Cam Remote app can automatically activate the camera’s on-board Wi-Fi and allows photo and video download from 30-50 feet distance, as well as complete programming of the camera’s numerous customizable settings! This is a noteworthy advantage as it allows the user to access imagery or change camera settings without disturbing the camera set or contaminating the immediate area with scent.

Stealth Cam FLX Wifi Trail Camera

Capture the ideal shot with the Stealth Cam FLX WiFi Trail Camera. This 30.0 Megapixel game camera with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features a burst mode of 1 to 9 images per triggering so you’ll be able to capture every detail.

In addition to the Bluetooth compatibility, the Stealth Cam FLX also allows Wi-Fi communication to a home-based server when the camera is within 30-50 feet. This makes the FLX ideal for capturing images and videos around home or camp. New photos can be programmed to download directly to the server at specified intervals, with notification alerts whenever new photos are uploaded.

The FLX itself is a highly sophisticated camera that delivers 30MP still images, 1080P video, and up to 512GB storage with an appropriately sized SD card. Several Stealth Cam technologies are employed to achieve this exceptional performance, starting with the 42 IR emitters with adjustable PIR range control, fast trigger speed (under one second), blur reduction, low-light sensitivity for vibrant images day or night, and multi-programmable burst and recovery times to meet all monitoring conditions.

Whether you’re keeping an observation site “clean” or just keeping an eye on things around home or camp, the new FLX is sure to deliver with its dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth management systems! To learn more about the FLX and other Stealth Cam products, please visit http://www.stealthcam.com.

 

Stealth Cam FLX Features:

  • 30 MP
  • 42 IR Emitters
  • Smart Illumination Technology
  • 1080P Video
  • Range Control – Adjustable PIR
  • Security Mode (re-write SD memory)
  • Reflex™ Trigger < .4seconds
  • Intuitive backlit menu programming
  • Matrix ™ Advanced Blur Reduction & Retina™ Low Light sensitivity
  • 16:9 Wide Image Ratio
  • Quick Set pre-programmed option.
  • Burst Mode 1-9 images per triggering; Adjustable intervals 1 – 5 seconds
  • 3-59 sec / 1- 59 min recovery time out
  • Time / Date / Moon Phase / Temperature / Name Stamp
  • GEO-TAG GPS Tagging
  • Secure Lock password protection
  • SD Card slot up to 512GB
  • Video & USB output
  • Operates on 8 AA batteries
  • External power jack for 12V battery box
  • Multi Lingual (English / French / German / Spanish)
  • Preset Time & Date (CST)
  • MSRP: $249.99

Yamaha Unveils New 2020 XT-R Edition Side-by-Side and ATV Models

Proven Off-Road Adventure-Seeking 2020 Models Up the Ante with Increased Terrainability

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces all-new XT-R models for select Proven Off-Road 2020 ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles. Boasting superior capability, comfort, and confidence in a variety of terrain, the new XT-R editions are equipped with stout new radial tires, a WARN winch, advanced suspension, new painted Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black color scheme, and more.

Yamaha’s 2020 XT-R editions include the recreationally-focused Wolverine X2, Wolverine X4, and Grizzly, along with the pure-sport YXZ1000R Sport Shift (SS). The complete lineup of newly announced 2020 models includes:

  • 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4
  • 2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS
  • 2020 Grizzly XT-R
  • 2020 Kodiak 450 Special Edition (SE) in Tactical Green
  • 2020 Viking VI and Viking

 

“Yamaha is stepping up the Proven Off-Road platform this year with the new Wolverine, YXZ, and Grizzly XT-R models, taking trail performance and showroom appeal to the next level with added features to increase real-world terrainability,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “The 2020 XT-R Yamahas are the perfect package for enthusiast customers wanting to go directly from buying to riding on their next extreme off-road adventure.”

2020 Wolverine X2 and X4:  The Ultimate Recreational Trail-Exploring Machines

The 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 deliver superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with Yamaha’s legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability. Smooth, ultra-quiet power comes from an 847-cc twin-cylinder engine, while a compact, nimble chassis allows drivers to navigate tight, technical terrain. Along with new upper and lower rear A-arms to increase suspension travel while minimizing camber changes for improved response in rough terrain, the 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 now also accommodates “square” – or same-size – accessory tire and wheel setups, in addition to withstanding the added rigor of winching.

 

Both Wolverine models are versatile and work-ready with a 600-pound-rated bed, donning an automotive-style one-hand-operated tailgate, and impressive 2,000-pound towing capacity. The two-seat Wolverine X2 is equipped with a hydraulic dump bed, while the X4 can seat up to four with industry-exclusive, simple-to-stow full-size rear seats, allowing for expanded cargo capacity when needed.

 

Yamaha’s driver-centric Real World Tech features on the Wolverine includes an ultra-reliable and durable Ultramatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), able to accommodate more than 60 pound-feet of torque, dependable driver-controlled On-Command 4WD system, the industry’s foremost speed and torque-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS), and compatibility for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS.

Delivering more real-world confidence than any other powersports manufacturer, Yamaha provides the industry’s only 10-Year Belt Warranty with every Ultramatic-equipped 2019 and newer Yamaha ATV and Side-by-Side.

 

The Wolverine X2 and X4 in the XT-R trim is further equipped with new 27-inch GBC Dirt Commander radial tires featuring 8-ply rated construction, increased ground clearance, traction, and durability, a WARN VRX 4500 winch, high-quality graphics and painted bodywork, and KYB piggyback shocks with fully adjustable spring preload, rebound, and high- and low-speed compression damping. The Wolverine X4 XT-R retains the advanced self-leveling rear shocks to provide a plush ride, as well as help maintain optimized ground clearance based on the terrain and cargo.

 

All 2020 Wolverine X2 and X4 models will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall. The 2020 Wolverine X4 will be available in Yamaha Blue (MSRP $16,099), and with aluminum wheels in Alpine White (MSRP $16,449) and Realtree Edge (MSRP $16,899). The Wolverine X2 R-Spec with a suntop and aluminum wheels will be available in Alpine White (MSRP $14,499) and Realtree Edge (MSRP $14,949), along with a standard Yamaha Blue model (MSRP $12,699). Both the Wolverine X2 and X4 XT-R versions will be available in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black (MSRP starting at $15,999).

2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS:  Pure-Sport Fun and Domination from Coast-to-Coast

The 2020 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS are the ultimate pure-sport high-performance off-road adventure vehicles, capable of handling a wide variety of terrain – from open deserts and dunes to muddy trails and rough, rocky terrain. The YXZ models are powered by Yamaha’s industry-first 998cc triple-cylinder engine and industry-exclusive manual transmission, delivering the only direct-connection experience and feel in a Side-by-Side.

 

Designed with either a full-manual five-speed transmission for ultimate vehicle-to-driver connection, or with aluminum paddle shifters in the high-tech SS package, all YXZ models have Yamaha’s Real World Tech features, including On-Command 4WD, speed and torque-sensitive EPS, and prewiring for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS. Capability, comfort, and confidence are optimized for unmatched pure-sport performance with high flow intake and exhaust, an oversized rear-mounted radiator, and 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn 8-ply rated radial tires.

Special Edition YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SS models are further equipped with painted bodywork, color-matched interior, true beadlock wheels, and high-spec, fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 shocks. The all-new YXZ1000R SS XT-R package includes all SE upgrades, in addition to Yamaha-exclusive Maxxis Carnage 8-ply rated radial tires for exceptional traction and durability, centerline pod lights for enhanced illumination, a custom front grab bar with a heavy-duty WARN VRX 4500 winch and integrated in-cab switch, a composite suntop, and contrast-stitched seats.

 

Available at authorized Yamaha dealers this fall, the 2020 YXZ1000R will be available in red with aluminum wheels (MSRP $18,999), and the Sport Shift in White with aluminum wheels (MSRP $18,999). The Special Edition YXZs will be available in Team Yamaha Blue with aluminum beadlock wheels (MSRP $20,699), and the YXZ1000R SS XT-R model will be available in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black with suntop, WARN winch, and beadlock wheels (MSRP $21,699).

2020 Grizzly XT-R:  Big Bore ATV for Extreme Trail Riding

Announced earlier this year, the 2020 Grizzly has been designed for the sport recreational trail rider looking for excitement in every ride, delivering the ideal balance of big-bore power and performance in an ATV. The new 2020 Grizzly XT-R brings even more riding exhilaration thanks to its potent and proven 700-class engine, superior e-coated chassis running Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, roomy ergonomics, advanced electronics, and stylish XT-R edition painted bodywork.

 

The 2020 Grizzly XT-R includes a factory-installed WARN Pro Vantage 2500 winch and is prewired for the Yamaha Adventure Pro GPS, furthering one’s off-road excursions in an ATV. It is also equipped with Yamaha’s standard Real World Tech, including an Ultramatic automatic transmission, On-Command 2WD / 4WD system, and EPS.

 

The 2020 Grizzly XT-R will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall in Titanium Bronze / Tactical Black (MSRP $10,999).

2020 Kodiak 450 SE:  Mid-Size ATV with Real World Performance and Value

The 2020 Kodiak 450 SE combines Yamaha’s legendary durability and reliability with class-leading handling. Powered by a 450-class, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with electronic fuel injection, it delivers work-ready performance with more than 1,300 pounds of towing capacity, while its compact and nimble chassis handles tight and technical trails.

 

Delivering Proven Off-Road capability, comfort, and confidence, the 2020 Kodiak 450 SE boasts Yamaha’s standard Real World Tech features including an Ultramatic automatic transmission, EPS, adjustable dual A-arm suspension, and for the first time ever on a Kodiak 450, Yamaha’s three-position On-Command 4WD with 2WD, 4WD limited-slip, and 4WD with full-locking differentials. This rugged new special edition Kodiak also includes a factory-installed Warn Pro Vantage 2500 winch and premium alloy wheels to complete an already well-equipped package.

 

The 2020 Kodiak 450 SE with aluminum wheels is available in a Matte Silver (MSRP $7,599) and the new Tactical Green SE with On-Command and a WARN winch ($7,999 MSRP).

 

Class‑leading comfort is paired with an unmatched work capability and striking good looks in this 6‑passenger Ranch Edition.

2020 Viking and Viking VI:  Hardworking and Dependable Utility, Farm, and Ranch Hand

Yamaha’s Viking and Viking VI SxS vehicles are value-packed, with Proven Off-Road capabilities and Real World Tough durability. Viking SxS models are well-appointed with a reliable and powerful 700-class engine, along with Yamaha’s Real World Tech features including an Ultramatic transmission, On-Command 2WD / 4WD with full differential-lock, and EPS. Combined with a comfortable and confidence-inspiring ride in its class-leading cab with room for three to six people, Vikings are the toughest and hardest working utility-based SxS vehicles that are also fun to drive.

 

The Viking and Viking VI’s reinforced rear steel cargo bed incorporates accessory mounting points on the bed rails and a rugged rubber cargo bed mat for further sound and vibration reduction. Sizeable enough to carry a standard pallet, the piston-assisted dump bed can pack up to 600 pounds of equipment and supplies while retaining its supple ride and off-road capability. The Viking’s standard two-inch receiver hitch is rated to pull 1,500 pounds – with or without a full load in the cargo bed.

The Ranch Edition model has superior capability, comfort, and confidence with the addition of bold paint and graphics.

2020 Viking and Viking VI Ranch Edition models are available in an all-new Copperhead Orange Metallic painted bodywork with color-matched interior, under-seat storage, cast aluminum wheels, comfort-grip steering wheel, overfenders, center rearview mirror, rear grab bar, and distinct Ranch Edition badging.

 

All 2020 Viking and Viking VI models will be available at Yamaha dealers this fall. The Viking will be available in Ridge Red with a suntop ($11,999 MSRP), with EPS-equipped models including a suntop and aluminum wheels in Tactical Green ($13,499 MSRP), Realtree Edge ($13,899 MSRP), or the Copperhead Orange Metallic Ranch Edition with a suntop ($14,199 MSRP). Viking VI models are also available in Tactical Green ($14,299 MSRP), Realtree Edge with aluminum wheels ($14,899 MSRP), and the Copperhead Orange Metallic Ranch Edition with a color-matched soft suntop, aluminum wheels, and heavy-duty front brush guard ($15,599 MSRP).

Every Yamaha SxS and full-size ATV is proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

 

To view the entire Proven Off-Road lineup and learn more, visit YamahaOutdoors.com. Connect with Yamaha on your favorite social channels at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors. Additionally, find Yamaha Outdoors on YouTube, or search the following hashtags on all platforms:  #Yamaha #ProvenOffRoad #REALizeYourAdventure #AssembledInUSA #Yamaha10YearBelt

 

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.

SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.

Thompson/Center Arms™ Adds T/CR22® with TRUETIMBER® Camouflage Pattern

T/CR22 rimfire rifle now available in TRUETIMBER® STRATA camouflage pattern

Thompson/Center Arms today announced that it has expanded its line of T/CR22 rimfire rifles to include the popular TRUETIMBER STRATA camouflage pattern. Now available in six different finishes, the T/CR22 rifle is expertly crafted for hunters, plinkers, and first-time shooters alike and integrates a variety of high-end features into an innovative rimfire package.

The new T/CR22 rifle features a lightweight Magpul® composite stock and includes a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight for quick target acquisition. The rifle ships with a built-in picatinny-style rail that allows for the quick mounting of an optic, features a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device.

Chambered in .22LR, the T/CR22 with TRUETIMBER STRATA camouflage ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine, includes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty, and is priced at an MSRP of $419.

To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Thompson/Center, be sure to follow Thompson/Center Arms on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To learn more about Thompson/Center Arms products, please click here.

Hawk Xtendible Bow Arm

#1 SELLING PRO-GRADE TREE ARM

Finally, a screw-in tree hanger you won’t mind carrying in your pack. Keep your bow and other gear exactly where you want it while hunting with the Hawk™ Xtendible™ Bow Arm. Durable, aircraft-grade aluminum arm extends from a compact 8-3/4″ out to 16-1/2″, working with the 180Á rotating hook to help hunters put their gear right where they want it. Lightweight 8 oz. design carries easily in your pack or pocket. Hardened steel AugerTip™ threads screw into the hardest trees easily. Patent pending Treecam™ Lock bites into the tree for a secure anchor. Oversized, molded soft-grip hook protects the finish of gear set into it, while the arm’s anti-spin TreeCam™ lever eliminates unwanted spinning or movement of the bow arm. Supports up to 15 lbs.

  • Convenient, easy-to-use, screw-in bow hanger/gear hanger
  • Rugged, aircraft-grade aluminum construction
  • Extendable design – 8-3/4″-16-1/2″
  • Oversized, molded soft-grip hook – rotates 180Á
  • Lightweight – 8 oz.
  • Ultra-sharp AugerTip threads
  • Treecam™ Lock – bites into tree
  • Supports up to 15 lbs.

 

Much Anticipated Pelican™ AIR 1745 Bow Case is HERE!

Pelican Products, Inc., known for its premium high-performance gun and rifle cases, announces the Pelican™ AIR 1745 Bow Case is now available for purchase online at www.Pelican.com.

Expertly designed to be crushproof, dustproof and watertight, the rugged and durable AIR 1745 Bow Case will securely transport bows, arrows, and other equipment in the lightest-weight package available to a wide variety of archery competitions and hunting setups.

“Pelican’s all-new AIR 1745 Bow Case is 40 percent lighter than our legacy products and still provides Pelican’s legendary durability,” said Bob Shortt, President of Pelican’s Consumer Division. “With smart organization features that are all safely secured in a compact and lightweight design, the case can be personalized to accommodate a wide range of archery equipment and hunting applications.”

Key Features:

• Super-light proprietary HPX Polymer makes this case up to 40 percent lighter than other Pelican Product lines
• Six (6) press and pull latches with two (2) TSA approved locking latches for security
• Integrated stainless steel bearing wheels for easy transit
• MOLLE Strap System creates a customizable interior
• Includes: 2 foam arrow holders, 2 small foam bumpers, 2 large foam bumpers, 2 arrow tube straps, 2 small accessory pouches, 6 bungee cords, 1 padded divider

Availability: The AIR 1745 Bow Case is now available at Pelican.com and will be in select retail outlets across the U.S. this summer. The interior components are covered by a one-year warranty and the exterior shell is backed by Pelican’s lifetime guarantee. To learn more, go to www.pelican.com/us/en/product/cases/bow-case/air/1745bow MSRP $399.95 plus tax and shipping.

Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense/military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 26 countries, with 24 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.

Frequently Asked Questions about Permethrin – Part 2

We’re back with Sawyer answering your questions about Sawyer’s Permethrin Insect Repellents. If you haven’t read Part 1 of this series click here.  Before we get started here some facts about Sawyer’s Permethrin Insect Repellent.

Permethrin-treated clothing and fabric should be your first line of defense against insects. It’s specially formulated not to stain or damage your clothing, other fabrics, gear, and equipment — including plastics or finished surfaces. It’s odorless after drying, and one application to your clothing can last up to 6 washings. In addition to clothing and accessories like shoes, boots, and waders, Sawyer Permethrin is ideal for treating backpacks, tents, camp furniture, hammocks, mosquito netting, luggage, and even bed sheets. Since mosquitoes are better hoppers than flyers, adding more Permethrin-treated landing surfaces around you will improve your protection. Treatment of non-washable items will be effective for up to 6 weeks of exposure to sun and air.

Ok let’s get started answering your questions

Q: Will Permethrin bond to Cuben Fiber?

A: Cuben Fiber is a high tech laminated material. The top layer is polyester which permethrin will bond to; however, permethrin will not bond to the inner layers of Cuben Fiber. Therefore, permethrin cannot be applied to Cuben Fiber the same way it is applied to other fibers. It will (depending on the size of the material) probably take a few “wettings” to get the necessary 3 ounces dose of permethrin onto the fabric.

To apply permethrin correctly use this process spray the object, let it dry, spray again, let it dry, and spray again. If unabsorbed permethrin drips off the Cuben Fiber catch the drippings and reuse the permethrin. Apply as evenly as possible to the Cuben Fiber until the 3-ounce application is fully absorbed.

 

Q: Does Permethrin work against bed-bugs?

A: An area bomb, which fumigates the room as a whole, is usually recommended as the first line of defense against bed bugs. As you may not be in a position to bug bomb your hotel room while traveling abroad (without offending the natives), the following uses for Permethrin may help:

Spray treat at least the upper surfaces of your mattress when you first arrive, with 0.5% Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent. Permethrin pump sprays are preferred because they are not restricted for airline travel. Allow the mattress to dry and air out before using it. Cover with a clean sheet for sleeping; do not sleep directly on the treated mattress. If you are concerned about the pillows, uncover them and lightly spray treat them with Permethrin also, re-covering them before use. Use 0.5% Permethrin spray as a residual surface insecticide for cracks and crevices around the room, and as a light spray on stuffed furniture, carpeting, and other fabrics around your sleeping quarters, where bed bugs and other crawling insects may hide.

 

Q: How much Permethrin comes off the clothing when laundered?

A: A strong bond is formed between permethrin and most fabrics. In fact, some insect repellency was observed in military uniforms following 50 launderings. However, the uniforms were treated using an absorption method instead of the aerosol can. In studies performed by the U.S. Army, about 20 to 30 percent of the permethrin treatment was removed after the first laundering. Thereafter, about 3 to 5 percent was lost to each cycle through ten launderings.

Q: Can I use Permethrin on my cat or dog?

A: Sawyer Permethrin can be used on dogs but is toxic around cats until it has dried. Permethrin can last up to 6 weeks on your dog depending on the hair type and length, visit sawyer.com/dogs/ to learn more.

Q: Can Permethrin be used to keep head lice off headphones?

A: Over-the-counter Permethrin products carry the statement that Permethrin is a clothing treatment only, and is not to be worn next to the skin. Permethrin is labeled for clothing treatment only and is not to be applied to, or come in direct contact with the skin. This is because, while there are no known side effects of Permethrin usage, no long-term (40 years) studies have been done to determine if there are any long-term usage effects. Therefore, Permethrin should not be used on headphones or headphone foam coverings, or in any manner not specifically indicated on the product label.

Q: Can Permethrin cause skin irritation or sensitization from repeated use?

A: Studies in animals have demonstrated that no skin irritation or sensitization is expected following direct application. In a controlled human study, permethrin did not cause significant skin irritation or sensitization when tested in 200 subjects. No significant skin effects are expected from wearing permethrin-treated clothing.

Q: Does Permethrin cause reproductive effects?

A: Several animal developmental and reproductive studies (up to three generations) have demonstrated the absence of effects on male or female parents, or their offspring, except at exorbitant doses. There are no scientific grounds to suggest that permethrin causes infertility or teratogenic effects in offspring.

Q: Does Permethrin ever leave the environment?

A: Permethrin breaks down quickly in the environment. The vapor phase reacts with sunlight to degrade the chemical within a few hours. If released to soil, permethrin is expected to have no mobility. Some will be broken down quickly as a vapor, while the remaining chemical will be absorbed by the soil and biodegraded in less than four weeks. If released into moving water, permethrin is expected to absorb to suspended solids and sediments. Degradation would occur within a few days.

Q: Does Permethrin kill fish?

A: Permethrin is toxic to fish and should not be disposed of in waterways. The greatest danger to fish is from accidental spills of permethrin in quantity. Empty permethrin containers must be disposed of in a landfill. Residues from permethrin-treated clothing are not an environmental hazard since leaching of the chemical from fabric is negligible.

Q: Does Permethrin on clothing contribute to making superbugs?

A: Permethrin does not increase the biting behavior or aggressiveness of the target insects (arthropods) it is intended to repel or kill.

Q: Does Permethrin cause cancer?

A: There is no epidemiological evidence to suggest that permethrin causes cancer in humans. Permethrin underwent over 15 years of testing and literally hundreds of toxicity studies before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved it for use by the public as a fabric treatment. Seven-lifetime studies in animals (cancer assays) were performed. The EPA requested the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel, a group of independent experts, to review the collective data and assess the cancer-causing potential of permethrin. The panel concluded that: “…based on all the data together, the oncogenic potential of Permethrin [likelihood of producing tumors] was very weak. The possibility of oncogenic potential in man was extremely remote.” The U.S. Army also commissioned an independent review by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to assure permethrin’s safety for military personnel. Regarding the issue of permethrin carcinogenicity, the NAS noted: “Therefore, the subcommittee concludes that permethrin-impregnation of BDUs [Battle Dress Uniforms] is not a serious carcinogenic risk to field or nonfield military personnel or to garment workers.”

 

Q: What was the association of Permetherin with the Gulf War Syndrome?

A: Research into the causes of Gulf War Illness looked at every possible chemical and/or drug that military personnel may have been exposed to during the conflict. There were literally hundreds of substances, and combinations thereof examined. The 0.5 percent permethrin aerosol was available to personnel in-country during the 1991 war, but its use was minimal since most action occurred during the winter months when insect populations were low or nonexistent. To date, no substantive evidence exists to implicate permethrin as a cause of Gulf War Illness.

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There you have it! All of your questions answered. See the other questions asked in Part 1 of this series. Be sure to visit your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to pick up some Permethrin for your next trip into the outdoors.

If you have a question about Sawyer’s Permethrin Insect Repellents feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube Page!

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Permethrin – Part 1

We use Permethrin based insect repellents from Sawyer Products every time we go out hunting to prevent those disease-carrying insects like mosquitos and ticks from biting us. Let’s face it, we’ve all been sitting in our blinds witnessing the magical moment where our target animal has come into view only to be interrupted by the buzz and annoyance of a mosquito. Or having to leap from your chair and start swatting because someone said they found a tick.

We get a lot of questions about Permethrin Insect Repellents from our fans as they learn more about it. We thought we’d help answer those frequently asked questions with help from our friends at Sawyer. Let’s begin.

Q: What is Permethrin?

A: Permethrin is a synthetic version of the Chrysanthemum flower’s natural insect repellent pyrethrin.  The naturally occurring version breaks down rather quickly in sunlight but Sawyer’s pharmaceutical grade, synthetic Permethrin can last 6 weeks or 6 washings on clothing and other fabrics, making it a fantastic odorless barrier of protection from mosquitoes and ticks.

Q: What is the shelf life of your insect repellent?

A: Our repellents don’t have an expiration date printed on them because they have a shelf life of 10 years when stored properly.

Q: Will Permethrin ruin my clothes or equipment?

A: No. Permethrin will not damage clothes or equipment. Unlike DEET, which may harm some fabrics and materials, Permethrin is compatible for use even on fragile fabrics such as silk, plus all synthetics and waterproof membrane fabrics. Permethrin will not affect plastics or finishes. IF IN DOUBT, try a sample on an obscure surface area, especially on delicates and check it after 24 hours of exposure.

Sawyer® Permethrin Insect Repellent is odorless, non-greasy and non-staining after it dries. Permethrin can be harmful to aquatic creatures such as fish, so do not spray Permethrin around fish aquariums.

Q: How do I use Permethrin Safely?

A: Permethrin is to be applied to clothing and material. It works by bonding to the fibers. When a tick or other insect comes into contact with the Permethrin, it absorbs a dose that will either repel or kill the insect. You apply Permethrin using an aerosol or trigger spray until the fabric is damp and then allow it to dry. Permethrin is easy to use and the resulting layer of protection is very important to your safety from insect-borne diseases.

Q: How long does Permethrin last?

A: At the concentration level delivered in the aerosol, non-aerosol pump sprays and soak systems (all at 0.5% Permethrin), an application lasts for six weeks and through six washings. Permethrin breaks down through exposure to air (oxygen) and sunlight (ultraviolet light). If you store the clothes in black plastic bags between uses, you can extend the time of effectiveness; however, always retreat after the sixth laundering. Permethrin may also be used on sleeping bags, tents and nettings.

Q: Does Permethrin work against mosquitos?

Yes. Permethrin clothing treatments, when applied following Directions for Use, have been determined to have “spatial repellency” against mosquitoes. This means that mosquitoes will swarm around you, but not light on your treated clothing and bite.

Also use an EPA registered repellent, such as the Sawyer® microencapsulated Controlled Release 20% DEET, on all exposed skin for further protection from biting and blood-sucking mosquitoes.

The combination of Permethrin on clothing and DEET repellent on skin forms an “Insect Repellent System.” When used as directed on the EPA registered labels, the Insect Repellent System will provide the best protection from biting, bloodsucking and disease-carrying insects. A well-known study conducted by Tom Lillie, Carl Schreck and A. J. Rahe in Alaska in 1987, showed 99.9% effectiveness against mosquitoes biting at a rate of more than 1,100/hr. This protection is far greater than either a DEET based insect repellent or Permethrin can achieve alone.

Q: Is Permethrin dangerous to my skin?

A: The warning labels on the cans or bottles are often misunderstood. Your skin metabolizes or breaks down, Permethrin within fifteen minutes of contact with skin. Therefore, it is of no value to you as a personal protection insect repellent when applied to the skin. In addition, the EPA precautionary statement, “Do Not Apply to Skin” indicates that Permethrin is ineffective when applied to the skin; therefore, do not apply to skin.

Q: How harmful are Permethrin fumes while treating clothing?

A: It is recommended that treating clothing with the permethrin aerosol be performed outdoors. If the treatment is accidentally carried out indoors, no adverse health effects are expected based upon calculations of inhaled dose. However, individuals with breathing problems, such as asthma, may be at greater risk. The odor arising from treating the fabric with permethrin is mostly from the aerosol propellants rather than from the insect repellent itself.

Q: How harmful is the wet Permethrin right after applying it to clothing?

The directions for applying permethrin from the aerosol can to clothing state that the fabric should be allowed to dry before wear or handling. However, contact with the wet material should pose minimal concern but should be washed off. The amount of permethrin available for skin absorption is very low and is not expected to cause adverse effects.

 

We’ll be posting more questions about Permethrin in the near future.Be sure to visit your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to pick up some Permethrin for your next trip into the outdoors. If you have a question about Sawyer’s Permethrin Insect Repellents feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube Page!

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Trijicon’s New Pistol Optic

The Specialized Reflex Optic

 

Trijicon®, Inc., global provider of innovative aiming solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, is excited to introduce a new sight that is easy to shoot, easy to use, and easy to trust. The new Trijicon Specialized Reflex Optic or Trijicon SRO™ is a red dot style sight specifically designed for pistols and optimized for target and competition shooting.

With a large clear lens, and an unobstructed field of view, the SRO enables quick, simple dot acquisition for effortless dot tracking during recoil. These benefits allow the shooter to keep focus on the target, which significantly increases shooting speed and accuracy.

The SRO uses the same mounting footprint as the Trijicon RMR®, which means the sight can be easily mounted on many popular red-dot-ready pistols and existing RMR® mounts. The optic is designed to work with suppressor height iron sights in the same way as the industry-leading RMR®.

The top-loading battery compartment allows easy battery replacement without removing the sight from the pistol. The parallax-free SRO has intuitive illumination control for dot brightness, including both manual and automatic dot brightness settings and a new brightness Lock-In feature. A CR2032 battery powers the optic for 3 years on setting 4 of 8.

 

The SRO is manufactured in Wixom, MI with forged 7075 aluminum and tempered glass for durability that can be trusted. The wide field of view and clear lens with a clean, crisp dot keeps your focus on the target to improve shooting accuracy, making the SRO a great choice in any application.

For more information on the Trijicon SRO or to find a dealer near you, visit www.trijicon.com or contact Trijicon, Inc. at 49385 Shafer Ave., Wixom, MI 48393 • Telephone: (248) 960-7700 • Follow @Trijicon on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

BOG™ Introduces New Deathgrip™ Shooting Tripod

BOG™ DeathGrip™ Clamping Tripod

 

Introducing the all-new DeathGrip™ from BOG™. The DeathGrip™ has been engineered to be the most stable shooting tripod on the market. Keeping true to its name this tripod is designed for unmatched durability and stability giving the hunter an accurate shot every time. Its patented clamp secures any weapon providing a 360-degree swivel and tilt for maximum adjustability. The DeathGrip™ lets the hunter be hands-free to glass or call on the hunt with ease. The ergonomic design was built to feature strength and durability to ensure it will be ready for many hunts to come.

 

Patented DeathGrip™ Lock quickly clamps weapons into a secure position. The non-marring over-molded rubber prevents damage to weapons.
Available in carbon fiber and aluminum tripod
Leg angle adjustment for three preset angles
20° – Standing Position
45° – Sitting Position
85° – Prone Position
Feet are adjusted for use on hard or soft terrain. Ability to expose spiked feet for soft terrain for ultimate stability.
A level is included to give the most stable shooting position

About Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.

Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.® is the industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, specialty tools, and cutlery. We produce innovative, top quality products under Caldwell® Shooting Supplies; Wheeler® Engineering; Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies; Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools; Lockdown® Vault Accessories; Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws; Smith & Wesson® Accessories; M&P® Accessories; Thompson/Center Arms® Accessories; Schrade®, Old Timer®, and Uncle Henry® knives and specialty tools; and Imperial® knives. For more information about Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. products, visit www.BTIbrands.com.