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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    I don't mean to be fussy, but you do realize that by spraying your tree straps, you are killing every little critter that goes up and down the tree trunks, even if they would never detour to get on your hammock.

    I spray or soak my hammock for the mosquitoes, but my tree straps? No. But, ... of course hike your own hike.

    Rain Man

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    I'll take that under advisement and see what happens without spraying the tree straps.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I'll take that under advisement and see what happens without spraying the tree straps.
    As shall I when I get started.

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    at least they aint chiggers those things are the devil trust me i know i had a bunch of em visit me while i was sitting on the ground in 2007 when i was over in west virginia and i aint been back since LOL!!!!

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    as long as the chiggers don't get ya you'll be fine LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    at least they aint chiggers those things are the devil trust me i know i had a bunch of em visit me while i was sitting on the ground in 2007 when i was over in west virginia and i aint been back since LOL!!!!
    Experienced with chiggers. Grew up with them. Nasty little things.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    Experienced with chiggers. Grew up with them. Nasty little things.
    Same here.They are all over our area like a bad storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisfb View Post
    I spray my tarp, hammock & tree straps as well. (Along with all my clothes, hat and shoes.) In fact I just got two more bottles in the mail from REI yesterday to recoat everything before my big hike next month. I don't do bugs.

    I hang my stuff from a clothes line and spray both sides then let it sit for a day to dry.

    --louis
    How many bugs would expect to see in November?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
    How many bugs would expect to see in November?
    In my area,A LOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    Experienced with chiggers. Grew up with them. Nasty little things.
    "You know if you find a gold chigger egg it's worth a hundred bucks."


    My crazy old uncle used to tell me that. I believe he drank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    "You know if you find a gold chigger egg it's worth a hundred bucks."


    My crazy old uncle used to tell me that. I believe he drank.
    I'm betting you are right. Plus, he probably wanted you to go away to look for that chigger egg.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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