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    Mosquitos problem

    I go into the deep jungle of the Philippines once a year and always leave with mosquito bites on my shoulder and knee because those sections of my body lean against the mosquito net.

    I tried creating a barrier with my hammock but they bite through it and sometimes my body slips over the hammock exposing my skin for the bugs to feast.

    Is there a system or method to avoid this?

    I have a Warbonnet traveler. Thanks.

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    Discover the joys of permethrin. You can buy it on Amazon and it will kill just about any bug.

    On the other hand, your setup sounds rather poor for mosquitoes, even without permethrin. I use a Fronkey-style bugnet (BIAS Nanobuginator), and have never come into contact with it. I used to have problems getting bit through my HH Expedition Asym Zip, but never with my Fronkey-style bugnet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Discover the joys of permethrin. You can buy it on Amazon and it will kill just about any bug.

    On the other hand, your setup sounds rather poor for mosquitoes, even without permethrin. I use a Fronkey-style bugnet (BIAS Nanobuginator), and have never come into contact with it. I used to have problems getting bit through my HH Expedition Asym Zip, but never with my Fronkey-style bugnet.
    I have the fronky style netting. Your hammock doesn't push against the net?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninhsavestheday View Post
    I have the fronky style netting. Your hammock doesn't push against the net?
    Well, I use permethrin so I never have to worry about the hammock pushing up against the bugnet. Besides, I keep the bugnet loose and it just never touches the hammock (I also use an underquilt).
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    Having a gear-hammock hanging below helps keep them from your back-side as you sleep. My bugnetting that i made has a channel around the "skirt" through which i thread one inch nylon strap to add a little weight so it hangs nicely. This is also the opening into the netting through which i get into my hammock so it gives the opening a bit more durability to keep me from accidentally ripping out the seams while climbing in and out. The weight of the strapping ensures the netting stays tight against the side of the hammock. In this situation only the edge of my hammock actually contacts the netting meaning as long as i keep below that outer edge, I'm too far away for the mosquitos to reach. There's always the risk of exposing your skin to the mosquitos as you sleep, but for the most part I've subconsciously trained myself to not do it.

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    There are a couple of threads floating around on the subject but I can't seem to find them at the moment. The other alternative to a gear hammock is an underquilt protector like the ones from 2QZQ. That extra layer of loose fabric adds just a bit of warmth (if you need it) but more importantly weights practically nothing and provides a buffer between the bugs and your backside.

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    Ditto on the Permathrin. Best stuff ever for clothing, nets, hammock material, quilts, etc.

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    I don't have one so I don't know, but is there a way to put pull outs on a fronkey style net and stake the sides out away from the hammock? Other than that or some kind of pole mod to space it out, I would go with the permethrin.

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    OR, you can pull the hammock out with side tie-outs. That will get the width out there and the bug net away from you. I did this with a Fronkey-style Nano-Buginator. It requires that you burn a cigarette-size hole in the bug net to pass each tie-out through, which is exactly how I did mine. Lay in the hammock when you do it so that the aspect of the holes match the hammock when you are in it. You can reinforce the hole areas by sewing one or two layers of nano material before burning the hole. Permethrin treat hammock and net, but I never had a mosquito find their way through the holes before I treated mine. As an extra benefit I found that my hammock was more comfortable with the sides tied out. Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howlinmadman View Post
    I don't have one so I don't know, but is there a way to put pull outs on a fronkey style net and stake the sides out away from the hammock? Other than that or some kind of pole mod to space it out, I would go with the permethrin.
    I didn't do this on a Fronkey bug net but I did a pole mod on my HUG style bug net. I think it worked pretty good.

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