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    Fronkey net issues

    I am having a issue with mosquitoes entering my hammock thru the bottom of the fronkey style net. I have the bottom drawn closed a lot. They are still getting in. Do I keep drawing it tighter? I can't get out the opening how tight I have it now.

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    have you treated it with permethrin?

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    I had the same problem a couple of years ago, so I removed the draw string and installed a zipper, problem solved.
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    No on the permethrin. The zipper mod sounds cool. I would have to put it in the side though.

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    Homemade or store-bought? +1 on the permethrin. No need for a zipper unless you just like the weight (and the psychological factor that zippers make folks feel more secure).

    I'd also check the ridgeline openings - I assume you can cinch them down? Mosquitoes, in my experience, aren't smart enough to figure out the bottom-entry so I think it's more likely they're entering via ridgeline.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    It was store bought. The ridge line does sinch down. I payed in the hammock tonight with my light and saw them coming up from between the hammock and net from the bottom. I keep sinching it tighter and tighter till no more keep coming in. But it was much tighter than what I've been told I need to do. I cinched it down till almost completely closed. And at that tight it effects the lay in the hammock.

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    Definitely consider permethrin - the bugnet never touches me while I sleep and mosquitoes never, ever, get in. I never even cinch the bugnet - it's entirely uncinched.

    I'm a mosquito magnet, but if I shined my headlamp down at the opening, I think the skeeters that are too stupid to figure out bottom-entry would eventually figure it out. Don't train them!
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    Fronkey style net + permethrin = A+

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksbcrocks View Post
    Fronkey style net + permethrin = A+
    Perfect combo

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    I actually treat most of my outdoor gear with permethrin. Great stuff.

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