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    Here are a few pics of my net.

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    I've had a BIAS Buganator for 5 years and just recently used it for the first time.

    That's why i don't care for integrated hammocks. That being said, it was fine. No issues. I just don't find myself hiking during bug season enough to be willing to commit to carrying the extra weight, all the time, no matter how minimal the penalty. Its just not good practice when trying to trim down a kit. If you aren't going to use it, try not to carry it, is a great place to start
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    I like having a bugnet. Here in NC it is a necessity. Even in the winter I like it because it surprisingly keeps me a bit warmer without blocking all the views.

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    When it is humid and still a bug net will block the last bit of wind movement. The bug net is warmer and stuffy. I never leave it behind, but it is wonderful when it is not blocking the wind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waddy View Post
    I see quite a few persons stating their dislike for bug nets on their hammock, whether attached or not. I have come to the conclusion there must be something (among SO many others) that I do not understand. For those folks who dislike bug nets, what in the world do you do for a peaceful night's sleep, and even more so when you might want to read in the shank of the evening with a headlamp (bug attractant)? Curious minds want to know, as I agree, bug nets are a nuisance, but to me become a God-send when keeping the little buzzing, annoying, biting little ##*@xx's at bay. What do you do?? Thanks for your input. We have twin engine mosquitoes where I come from!
    Hammock camping is best when you can drift off under a clear starry night with nothing between you and the heavens. Tarps and bug nets are accessories to be used only as necessary. Camp when it's clear and leave the tarp undeployed. Camp when is cool to cold and bugs aren't a concern.
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    Curious about bug nets

    I've been using a Dutch ware summer sock xlc over a Warbonnet Travler xlc. I stuff it in the bag with the hammock, (it fits). It is easy to slide on or off while in the hammock. It allows me three options and is an under quilt protector. I like using a bug net.
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    I hate bugnet too but here in Canada, it's suicidal to go without one.

    I'm using a diy half bugnet, inspiration from Tacblades's video. I leave it on the hammock all the time, I just move it like a curtain if I need it or not.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2bIwkftJwOc

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    I have a Dutchware bottom-entry bug net which I've never used. I usually bring it (just in case) but have not yet had an issue with bugs at night. Granted, most of my trips involve overnight lows topping out around 60 degrees, which may explain why the need has never materialized. I should probably use it at least once just to make sure I know how to set it up, I guess.

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    Less is more. Less bulk, less weight, less gear to deal with. And since I use a zippered hammock with net when I need to, less opening/closing (reminds me of tenting days). I like being able to just reach out to stuff on the ground or on my end table (stool) to the side of me. And because of that I don't need a ridgeline organizer (I'd never use one anyway).

    Of course I need my hammock with net from about late April to late September, and I've been known to push that after checking recent weather and the forecast.

    As long as the mosquitoes are not active, it doesn't matter and the others leave me alone. Besides, they don't eat much

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    Agree with OneClick on the 'less is more' philosophy and being able to reach out with fussing with zippers. Plus I just prefer the feeling of netless. I remember when I first overnighted in a hammock I felt the net was a must.. I was too exposed and the net gave me some comfort. Now it's the opposite... and I find the net an annoyance and claustrophobic.

    Last year I switched to a Half Wit style bug net since, after reviewing my log, I rarely used the net.. but wasn't arrogant/stupid enough to leave home without some kind of protection. This year I made my half net removable and interchangeable across my collection of hammocks. So I ditched the weight of most of the zipper tape and, can leave the net home in winter.
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