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    Best Fabric protection against mosquitoes???

    I am looking to get a Gnome soon and would like to know , What would be the heaviest I could go on SL that mosquitoes wont bite through?
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    Re: Best Fabric protection against mosquitoes???

    1.1... Treated with permethrin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    1.1... Treated with permethrin...
    +1
    I also treat my cloths and yard with premethrin

    You can get it at feed and farm supply stores or on amazon.

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    Permethrin rocks. Barely use any deet anymore because of my treated hammock and clothing.

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    Mosquitos

    Thickness of material hasn't really mattered for me. Permethrin keeps me mosquito free in nearly anything. Sometimes I go camping in Bad #% mosquito country, Atchafalaya Swamp. Killer Mosquitos

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    My hammock came with netting. I still was getting bit. I completely agree with using permethrin. It. Is. AWESOME! I treated my hammock and my clothes -including my fast-dry/duo-dry shirts and shorts that melt when in contact with Deet. I'm not brave enough to try sleeping without the netting though. Don't forget to treat your socks.
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    Ok without permathin!!!

    Guys, I got some phobia against all chemicals(I exaggerate) and would not consider putting anything on my hammock or myself for that matter. I got problems with bug spray! Need options material wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardhead View Post
    Guys, I got some phobia against all chemicals(I exaggerate) and would not consider putting anything on my hammock or myself for that matter. I got problems with bug spray! Need options material wise.
    i have been bit through most fabrics that hammocks are made out of... the weave isn't going to be tight enough... your only option then is a net that fully encloses the hammock like http://www.dream-hammock.com/shop.ht...11&id=17335448...

    i don't think any fabric stops the little buggers unless you get it thicker than their biter is long...
    Last edited by Brute1100; 03-31-2013 at 05:02.
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    I've heard that a double layer helps prevent skeeters from biting through...something about them having trouble lining up two adjacent holes in the weave. I haven't personally tested this theory, but I'm sure I will this summer...

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    Im actually thinking of getting a DL . One being 2.7 oz the other 1.0 . Im wondering if that heavier fabric will stop them. I can just throw a pad between the DL if I get bit. !
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