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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    You haven't truly endured until you've camped during the height of Black Fly season in the New York Adirondacks. I've seen them reduce grown men to blithering idiots.
    Or Baxter SP during the peak of a particularly bad blackfly season w/out any bug netting or bug dope.

    That was me last summer. Got so bad I had to spend a couple days in Monson recovering from an allergic reaction before getting back on the AT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Don't the PR guys in LA call the really big ones like that 'storks'? Or maybe 'pelicans'?
    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    You haven't truly endured until you've camped during the height of Black Fly season in the New York Adirondacks. I've seen them reduce grown men to blithering idiots.

    Miguel
    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    I dunno...how do they stack up against the palmetto bugs in FL? Or swarms of noseeums for that matter? Bugs are one thing we do well here in the South...
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    Or Baxter SP during the peak of a particularly bad blackfly season w/out any bug netting or bug dope.

    That was me last summer. Got so bad I had to spend a couple days in Monson recovering from an allergic reaction before getting back on the AT.

    That was my motovation for my headnet stuff sack. Now I will have a bugnet that I can use when I really need it.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Palmetto bugs are just glorified roaches and don't bite, so I can deal with them. NoSeeums will drive you insane!
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    thats easy,i just wear mine around camp then get in my hammock neo

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    i gave one of these to sgt rock for christmas

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    two ply hammock

    I plan on leaving either head or foot end open to slide my pad into. Does anyone have any comments about my plan to put thin webbing around the oter edges and use it to secure loops too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Palmetto bugs are just glorified roaches and don't bite, so I can deal with them. NoSeeums will drive you insane!
    I dunno, man...you ever had a couple of the 2+" whoppers dive-bomb you? I have, and I have to say at the time I wasn't very concerned with other biting bugs!
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

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