The new BIAS NanoBuginator Prototype Bugnet
Before I take the kids off to college in the U-Haul, I wanted to mention that the Buttinasling boys sent me a couple of Buginator bugnets using nanoseeum, which results in a 21% decrease in weight, from 8.8 oz to 7 oz.
I took them on a trip with my sons to Lake Lila in the Adirondacks. The material feels absolutely luxurious, not rough at all. It's pretty strong too. Not only did it survive my son Rocco's abuse (he's ripped more than one bugnet), but it also survived a red squirrel who climbed into Rocco's bugnet but couldn't for the life of him figure out how to get out.
Rocco played it cool as the squirrel bounced around the bugnet, and assisted the critter in finding the exit. I was kinda surprised the bugnet survived a frantic red squirrel. I'm glad it didn't happen to me - I might have strangled the little fella and had fried squirrel and eggs for breakfast.
I gave my NanoBuginator a workout too. In my haste to pack everything, I forgot to douse the bugnet with permethrin. While no mosquitoes or flies got to me, it was an open invitation for daddy longlegs spiders to crawl in and sleep with me. When one (maybe two) went down the back of my neck, I went into full epileptic fit mode. Once the tickling stopped (probably thrashed them to death), I went right back to sleep.
This one's the same design as the original Buginator, but I hear they're in the lab trying to find ways to shave more weight without sacrificing functionality and 360 degree bugnet coverage.
Thanks for the prototypes, fellas. They're awesome.