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    Cool New here beginner at hammock-camping

    Hey everyone,

    I am new here and just beginning hammock camping.

    I have an ENO Double Nest. I slept in it last night on a stand inside. I noticed the hammock fabric would scrunch a little underneath me. I am not sure if it's too low, but I am certain ut will be different in a tree.

    My bigges question is: what is the best option for camping? Getting a bug net and accessories seperste or a all in one hammock?

    I have looked at the Nube & Stratos systems, Flying Tent, Cura Hybrid, Hennessey. I have also looked at some under quilts and pods. As well as top quilts. Does the top quilt act as your blankets?

    Thanks!

    Jo

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    Welcome to Hammock forums. I'd recommend checking out Shugs youTude channel as he reviews a lot of the "nicer" hammocks that many of us here use.

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    Probably depends on location. For me I started with a Integral bug net, moved to a lighter hammock with a Dutch Summer cover and recently I'm just laying in an open hammock (Freebird) and clothing treated with Permethrin. a spray of Picaridin for arms and head and I've had no issue. Now I've heard that you have bigger issues in Minn with skeeters.....
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    Shug being in minnesota with you should be almost required watching, everything he shows will be 100% applicable


    I don't understand how anyone camps without a bug net, to be honest (except winter of course)

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    Thanks! Yes the skeeters here are quite annoying! This summer hasn't been too bad in the cities, I did spend a weekend in Stockholm, WI and those skeeters were crazy!

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    Here's the link to Shug's videos for beginners
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ials-For-Noobs

    Also see Derek Hansen's website TheUltimateHang.com (and his book of the same name!)

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