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    Thanks! and i bet if you supersoak dry supersoak dry again with permethryn then most no-see-ums will leave it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    Today, I don't use the 360 bug net much, and have opted, instead, to use the Equinox Mantis Sleep Net from AntiGravityGear. It's a much lighter, easier system (for me) and is a snap to get into/out of. I just clip the net to my tarp ridgeline.
    Do you have photos of the Mantis setup? I have a Mantis, but I'm not finding it all that easy to use on a hammock. The size seems small and I'm finding that it doesn't have enough fabric to hand and create a good seal. I have it around my hammock (like your Hug) and it leaves a gap between the hammock walls and my chest. If I put it into the hammock, it tends to get tangled up. Perhaps I'm not applying it as well as I could be. How do you use it?

    I'm thinking I need to make a HUG like you posted in another thread, that seems like it would work pretty well.

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    I think I have a photo, not sure on this forum though. The mantis was the genesis of thought behind the HUG because it had some of the ideas i liked, but it did have shortfalls. I didn't wrap the mantis around the hammock, only just around me. It works, but is a bit confining and difficult in comparison to the HUG. I would go for the HUG for sure.

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    would this type of net help protect your back from getting bit through the fabric of your hammock on warm nights when you don't need a pad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannim View Post
    would this type of net help protect your back from getting bit through the fabric of your hammock on warm nights when you don't need a pad?
    In a word, yes. Any tube-style hammock that wraps 360 around the hammock will provide all-around protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannim View Post
    would this type of net help protect your back from getting bit through the fabric of your hammock on warm nights when you don't need a pad?
    I have yet to hear a first person account of someone getting bit through the hammock. If it's happened to you let us know but I'm under the assumption that's a myth.
    If you don't try due to fear of failure you've already failed due to fear.

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    I got bit thru my hammock but it was a ticked off Bassett Hound. Doubt DL would have helped!
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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    I used to have an attached bug net on the Peace Pipe. I took a nap in it one day out in the woods, and ended up with about 20 gnat bites from one shoulder blade to the other. [edit--OK, so it was more like 5. But it FELT like 20!! ]

    Since I NEVER hike in the woods topless, those gnats bit through SOMETHING: either T-shirt and hammock or just T-shirt.

    Now, I only use a detachable net that surrounds the hammock completely so that the hammock floats in bug-free dreaminess! I'm just sayin'...
    Last edited by Pipsissewa; 07-09-2011 at 14:16.
    "Pips"
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Thank you so much for posting these directions. I wanted a bug net but i am very new to this and i didnt want to sew into my new hammock just yet ( its an eno doublenest) i bought a bug net from dicks. I am a very impatient person and am always willing to pay a little extra for now. hope this pic posts

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    Will these dimensions you use work for my hammock which is 6 inches longer at 10ft? this is neat and i already have 2 box style bugnets to use.
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