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    Hi Guys

    I am a South African expatriate engineer currently based in SE Madagascar. Mad keen on hunting and fishing and anything outdoors - my son bought me a hammock and is intent on introducing me to this style of getting bush comfortable. Hoping to learn from you guys - !!!

    First hurdle - this place full of malaria - how do I prevent getting bitten by the dreaded anopheles in thye dark hours??

    Unlike africa, wild animals are not the threat - its the small bugs that are a problem!!

    madrod

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    Hello and welcome. For bug protection you need a bugnet. Either a separate bugnet or buy a hammock with an integrated bugnet. Check out the manufacturers forum. The popular brands like Warbonnet, Tree to Trail Gear, Clark, Hennesy all make hammocks with integrated bugnets. The Warbonnet bugnet is the lightest one I have seen. ENO has a bugnet but it is heavier and has a lot of material that hangs underneath. HF Member PapaSmurf makes bugnets as well.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    welcome to HammockForums and hey from high point nc.
    there is a ton of stuff here to read, learn and ask about.
    if it's hammock related it's here or still waiting to be invented.
    hang on and have fun.

    home is where your hammock is.

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    Welcome to funville, strap on in

    Aside from the bug nets some people soak their stuff in permethrin, though I haven't gone that route yet
    When it seems like the night will last forever
    And there's nothing left to do but count the years
    When the strings of my heart start to sever
    And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
    I will walk alone by the black muddy river
    And dream me a dream of my own
    -Jerry

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    you might check out the clark tropical hammock ,it has storage pouches under the hammock that can effectively seal out bugs,

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