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    I never ever use a Bugnet, I camp in the swamp, once did a camping/canoe trip right through the middle of the congaree swamp in the dead of summer, no problems, just got back from a Turkey hunting trip, no net, mosquitoes were terrible, but no problems while in my Trek-light, who knows, maybe I'm just lucky
    Relax, monsters under the hammock are easily distracted by twister-playing squirrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Welcome, Suisselander! What does "blueresonarefibris" mean?
    Thanks for the welcome Entyre!
    You guys are a great path of teaching for me ; )

    Yes,
    resonance fibers are brain wave frequencies
    that induce certain states of perception and
    opening like the Schumann or the Solfeggio Harmonics.

    I am still building bug clothes, and are thinking about
    sowing light trousers and a light sweater together at
    the hip belt line with closings at the feet and hands
    for hot summer woodland hangings.
    Still waiting for an electronic dear tick sensor..

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    I use a homemade noseeum "sock" that weighs five ounces (I think). I used to have a half one as has been mentioned, but I don't think it's worth it.

    The only advantage that I see of the half one is saving maybe two ounces and a small amount of packed volume. You're losing the narrowest, least bulky part of a full net.

    The advantage of the full net is that you don't need to worry about keeping it sealed around your middle, don't need to be under your TQ, and have total freedom of movement. You can toss and turn, reach down and scratch your ankle, etc.

    What I do with mine is leave it on the hammock if there's a chance of bugs, but pull the stuff sack up and over it then cinch it tight. Leaves it out of the way while letting me deploy from within the hammock in five or ten seconds.

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    I didn't have time to read all the post here but if it hasn't been said...........

    Avon Skin-SO-Soft!!!! Unless you're in the deep swamps of Florida this stuff will deter just about everything except ticks. As far as a bug net, I use the camo blind material that you can buy for $20. Comes in a 5'x12' piece IIRC. Large enough to drape over your hammock.

    One thing about bug nets. You're not only trying to keep out the flying ones but the crawling ones. I cover my hammock most of the time when I'm not in the hammock. Nothing opening your bag to find a wasp or spider crawling around inside. Not to mention keeping out the birds.

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    Scott Littlefield (BWDD) posted pictures of his DIY bug net in (I think) the special forum that includes nets.

    Basically, it was a rectangular piece of no see'um mesh that he draped over the ridgeline and put pockets that, when filled, added weight and kept the mesh closed. can't remember what he did about the sides.

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    I had a Bug Cap. I really like it.

    I also have a Bug Net, for use with any hat.

    http://www.swissnorth.com/HORIZON%20...to%20Nets.html

    Each one has elastic to hold it close. No getting in.

    I also have a keychain solar mosquito repeller. It works. Really.

    At the North Lake Tahoe mosquito-heaven, Carnelian Bay, people wanted to stand near me because the mosquitos would not get within 12-15' of me.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/r...7?a=B000TFNSGO

    edit: Now, if we had a full report from Irvingdog, we would know really that it works!
    Last edited by Connie; 04-21-2010 at 23:49.

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    I read somewhere on a survival page not to camp near a water source due to the increase of bugs. I never really paid attention but do seem to recall at times it may be true. Anybody notice any differance being close to water and more bugs.

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    Especially near still water like puddles and ponds. It's a little less noticeable in fast moving streams, but still there. Of course, in some seasons you can't get away from the bugs no matter where the water is!
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    I always use a bug net, well a hammock with built in zipped bug netting.

    I hate spiders so it's pretty much essential for me, even though we don't have any dangerous ones over here, unlike in the US where you have the brown recluse or Australia where pretty much anything that is alive will kill and/or eat you.

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    I sleep on my Claytor Jungle Hammock upside down. The bug net is there if I need it. I would just have to flip the hammock over. But I haven't needed it yet.


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