Repackaging DEET
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Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Repackaging DEET on 04/12/2009 18:26:15 MDT Print View

I want to repackage my DEET into a much smaller bottle. I hardly use it at all, and when I do use it, I only use a tiny bit.

I realize DEET is a solvent, so I don't want to select something that will be dissolved.

Any ideas for a tiny container to repackage my DEET?

Rob Lee
(roblee) - MLife

Locale: Southern High Plains
Repackaging DEET on 04/12/2009 19:15:57 MDT Print View

I put mine in a BPL mini-dropper. No problem. DEET comes in plastic containers so I never worried about the type of container I used for repackaging .

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
Re: Repackaging DEET on 04/12/2009 19:25:01 MDT Print View

I do the same thing. I've dedicated one of my BPL droppers to DEET. No problems so far, although the longest I've had DEET in it is 10 days. I empty it and rinse well with hot soapy water in between trips. I'd be interested to hear what people do for long thru hikes.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Repackaging DEET on 04/12/2009 19:31:41 MDT Print View

Diane, same answer as Rob and Chris. Like you, I try to use DEET sparingly. The BPL droppers are just the right size. I leave the DEET in the BPL bottle between trips and haven't had one dissolve on me yet.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Repackaging DEET on 04/12/2009 19:44:13 MDT Print View

Cool. I am hoping to find something that has medicine or something else it, rinse it out and reuse it. Save myself from buying something new. I guess I won't worry too much about the plastic. I suppose any kind of flexible plastic will do.

Thanks!

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
medicine containers... on 04/12/2009 19:52:31 MDT Print View

I've had bad luck with "watertight" pill containers leaking. Bottles used for liquid med's may work, but are usually so big you might as well carry the original DEET package. The BPL's are great for things like this as they add almost nothing to pack volume or weight. Perhaps, someone has a good DIY/homemade alternative?

JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
containers for deet on 04/12/2009 20:29:34 MDT Print View

I use a plastic dropper bottle that once contained contact lens solution with a screw on cap. It's close in size to the BPL dropper bottles. I think it holds 0.5 liquid ounces when completely full. I empty and rinse after each trip, so far so good, no problems with leakage or plastic dissolving.

Mireille Halley
(tinyscrafts) - F - MLife

Locale: So Cal
deet melts plastic on 04/12/2009 21:48:12 MDT Print View

Oh, I've had deet melt my sunglasses and a phone to my ears! Not all plastics are created equal. Definitely check the type of plastic it comes in and use the same kind.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: deet melts plastic on 04/13/2009 07:50:42 MDT Print View

And how long of a phone conversation does it take to melt and bond a phone to ones ear......?

Dave Weston
(WSUWESTON) - F

Locale: NW
No BPL Mini Droppers Available. on 04/13/2009 13:56:21 MDT Print View

I have been waiting for them to get back in stock so I can do this very thing. Anyone have any other options for a small bottle till they get more in?

James Dubendorf
(dubendorf)

Locale: CO, UT, MA, ME, NH, VT
Re: No BPL Mini Droppers Available. on 04/13/2009 14:03:22 MDT Print View

Have had good luck with these, though not specifically with DEET.

http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/mini_dropper_bottles.html

James

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Repackaging DEET on 04/13/2009 16:57:00 MDT Print View

I have found two candidate containers. One contained ear wax cleaner. I've dumped out the cleaner and rinsed it out. The container has a screw top and the opening is a small squeeze bottle-type point. I've also got a much smaller squeeze tube of Compound W. I could rinse that out and use it, too.

Haven't tried either one yet. I will have to slurp it up with the squeezing action of either container.

Both containers look like similar plastic but slightly softer than the original bottle. We'll see what happens.

Joseph Scalia
(jscalia) - F

Locale: NorthEast
Roll ON DEET on 04/14/2009 04:21:54 MDT Print View

I use a small roll on type of DEET, its made by Cutter. Liquid DEET has ruined some of my gear in the past when it leaked out of its "leak-proof" container

Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Cream version on 04/14/2009 15:01:14 MDT Print View

There's also the cream version, easy to repackage in basically any kind of container and also easier to apply with precision.

Mireille Halley
(tinyscrafts) - F - MLife

Locale: So Cal
melted on 04/14/2009 22:28:03 MDT Print View

NOT LONG!!! pretty much instant.

Dave Weston
(WSUWESTON) - F

Locale: NW
James on 04/14/2009 23:52:22 MDT Print View

Thanks James, I will order those.