Interesting article comparing the these two repellents. I vote for permethrin.
Have you heard of this? I found out about it a few weeks ago. Permethrin is a tick repellent that can be sprayed onto your clothing, as this sheet explains:
In addition, there are now clothing manufacturers that make clothing already permeated with permethrin.
I don’t know about you, but for me these items make the great outdoors seem a little less threatening.