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    i flip my skeeter beeter over and use without net at about 50 deg or so. man i love this hammock. i have been in many and my 60bucks was well spent. to each there own but i am so glad i spent the big money in other key areas for me.

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    Well, as I was using an Hennessy Explorer last year, I wasn't able to leave the bug net at home. However, I rarely zipped it closed when nighttime lows were below 50 F; below 50, I find that the skeeters aren't bad.

    Anyway, that's been my experience.
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    one other quick thought: mosquitoes arent the only thing a bug net keeps out...

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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    As others have previously stated a bug net adds about 5 of warmth, it also cuts down on breezes a bit so accumulated warmth is a little more resistant. Personally I tend to not bother with bug net once the night time temps stabalize in or below the mid 50s. I have awoken to a couple of spider bites around my ankles before in the summer time, but that was before I even had a bugnet to use. With the cooling temps spiders don't seem to venture as much as either, IMO. So I just try to not set up on their trees.

    I haven't used a bugnet overnight in the past month and have had no problem with any critters in that time.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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