"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims." --Harriet Woods
That's a good point about not treating the straps, will have to remember that.
Thinking I might just treat something like a strip of an old bandana so I can tie it around the suspension line and do double duty, stop bugs and act as a drip line.
I took Rainman's advice, but split the difference. I hung my tarp and then treated the two feet closest to the hammock. I doubt I'd ever hang THAT close to trees! Funny, about two hours post treat, I went out to look at it. There was a bee buzzing around the buckle! Didn't light on it (either sensed the Permethian or figure out it wasn't a flower)
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"For a couple of bucks, get a weird haircut and waste your life away" Bryan Adams....
"Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes." - sargevining on HF
Also, I haven't noticed any bug corpses in the vicinity of my gear... does this stuff kill them or simply repel them or both?
I use Sawyer's spray permethrin on my hammocks and webbing and clothes. Also use permethrin on my dogs. When the Sawyers runs out I got a quart of the 10% that I can dilute for the soak method.
I soaked everything including all suspension, but then thought like Rain man when I went to set up... so next time I won't do my webbing...
"truth is uncontainable, and inexpressible. It neither is nor is not.
This unformulated principle is the foundation of the different systems of all the sages."