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    Mosquito issues

    Have any of you had issues with mosquitos biting you through your 1.1 Single Layer hammock? I just tried to take an afternoon nap for the first time in my WBBB to see if sleeping in it is even possible for me (Im not convinced that it is) and mosquitos ate me alive through the 1.1 fabric. How can I combat this? Can I spray something on the fabric to keep them away? or is this just an issue I will have to deal with b/c I have a 1.1 SL WBBB? Thanks in advance for all the help.

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    I have found that i can spray a strong bug repellent on my ENO singlnest hammock and that works for about 4 weeks.

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    My experience has been that with an insulating pad and a top cover the only surfaces exposed to bites are my face and hands. I wear a head net to protect the face and bug juice to protect the hands.

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    permethrin is told to be safe -- deet will ruin the fabric.
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    Spray, or soak, your hammock with permethrin. This has been talked to death on numerous threads, so I'll spare you the details.
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    Permethrin permethrin permethrin. Its not expensive, but you can save sone bucks if you look up making it yourself on the internet
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    so I just make or buy Permethrin, put it into a bucket, and soak the hammock in it? its that simple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trenttyre View Post
    so I just make or buy Permethrin, put it into a bucket, and soak the hammock in it? its that simple?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtndragon View Post

    word. thanks guys! off to the interwebs to buy some of this stuff.

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    I got mine at tractor supply just last week. I also saw a bottle at wally world the other day, but I'm not sure if it's the same stuff.

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