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    Naw, I live in the country, the neighbors across the street have one. The next door neighbor has about 4. I'm not sure what the attraction is other than having the ability to eat fresh chicken if they piss you off too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Naw, I live in the country, the neighbors across the street have one. The next door neighbor has about 4. I'm not sure what the attraction is other than having the ability to eat fresh chicken if they piss you off too much.
    Fresh eggs and also an endless supply of new chickens to eat when coupled with hens!

    So with your Bug Hut, are you placing trail rocks in each corner to hold it out (plenty of those in the Sierras)? Maybe a velcro "birth canal" on the bottom to open up and cook? I was going to suggest the "birth canal" as an entry mode to keep too many Skeeters from coming inside with you but noticed you are wanting to use it as a go to ground (shudder) rig too.

    BTW I live 3/4 of an hour from Walker Pass (Kennedy Meadows is longer but close enough) if you need any logistics help when traveling the PCT in our backyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    Fresh eggs and also an endless supply of new chickens to eat when coupled with hens!
    The next door neighbor has hens and that makes sense. The guy across the street is just special. Search my youtube channel for car in the creek and you can see his handy work.
    So with your Bug Hut, are you placing trail rocks in each corner to hold it out (plenty of those in the Sierras)? Maybe a velcro "birth canal" on the bottom to open up and cook? I was going to suggest the "birth canal" as an entry mode to keep too many Skeeters from coming inside with you but noticed you are wanting to use it as a go to ground (shudder) rig too.
    Naw, it stakes out. The go to ground is just a back up option. I'd rather walk extra miles to find some trees than sleep on the ground.

    BTW I live 3/4 of an hour from Walker Pass (Kennedy Meadows is longer but close enough) if you need any logistics help when traveling the PCT in our backyard.
    That must be sweet. It is probably going to be years before I make an assault on the PCT, but when I can't hike I think about hiking and stuff like this happens. I've got about 10 ideas going on in my head at any time and occasionally they seem good enough to try. I'm also working on a portable hammock stand (thanks to HOI) and going for the sub 10 pound winter hammock trip again this year. Add to that I'm trying to finish my 2012 guidebook, fix my server issue, plan a April hike on the AT, and a few other balls in the air.

    Anyhow, when I do go to the West you are welcome to come out and hike along if you can keep up LOL.
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    I neglected to upload these plans and IDJAY asked me about them. So here they are to make up for that oversight.
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    how about a fronkey style bug net


    with a adjustable drawstring at the bottom and stakeouts/pullouts in the bottom 4 corners?

    you could then set up puckerd snap/ velcro corners on your tyvek to tub it and add small stakouts that line up with ones on the bug net. with elastic bottom you could just lift up an edge and crawl under.

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    Re: Anyone play around with making a Bug Hut?

    Yes I finished it. There is a video on my youtube channel
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Yes I finished it. There is a video on my youtube channel
    took me a min to find it...i kept searchingfor SGT ROCK's hiking on youtube


    VERY NICE!!! i was thnking about one of these last time i went hanging and my underside got chewed on where my UQ didn't cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Mosquitoes love me so much that I've pretty much given up on summer camping/hiking. Sometimes, if the wind is blowing, I can get into my hammock without any mosquitoes coming in. But for the most part, I atrract a cast of thousands of mosquitoes. I hate DEET and just about any other repellent because I have to spray it all over me. If I miss an ear lobe, I will get twenty bites on that ear lobe.

    This summer my big toe ended up resting against the bug net when I fell asleep. I got seven bites on that one toe, and my foot swelled up like crazy. That soured me on summer camping. The mosquitoes have won.
    Have you tried taking vitamin B complex? When I was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA, it was suggested that taking B complex regularly would help keep the pests off of us. It seemed to work, at least I was able to sleep outdoors in the field with only a few bites.

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