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    Mozzies are one of the reasons I moved out of Minnesota.

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    In Louisana, we use a 12 gauge, you have to lead them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    In Louisana, we use a 12 gauge, you have to lead them...

    swank
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    Someone in Michigan saw a mosquito fly by with a tick attached to its leg. I use permethrin!! I worry about Lyme and West Nile virus more than permethrin. I use it on hammock, shirt, pants, socks and shoes as well as hat. I did a trip in Missouri last May with 12 guys paddling the Eleven Point river. Each and everyone of them picked ticks off of them endlessly even upon returning home. I did not have a single tick. It works.
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    Someone in Michigan saw a mosquito fly by with a tick attached to its leg.
    I hear ya Canoebie, the ticks have been really bad the last couple of years in Michigan. Seems like you could'nt go anywhere, water or trail, without picking up a half dozen of the little buggers.

    Is there a particular brand or percentage of Permethrin you use to treat your gear?

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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=69059

    Here is some current discussion. I use Sawyers in the spray bottle. There are lots of options, just be careful of those that have distillants in them that are petro based. They can be nasty smelling. I am tempted this year to check out some of the more "bulk" options at farm stores, etc. There is a lot of discussion here on other threads about it.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

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    I'm a complete Noob to hammock camping and hiking in general (except for many many years ago - like when I was a kid) so I probably don't have any right to say much on this. Although I do come from a country rampant with mosquitos all along our coast lines (which is pretty much where most Australians live). And I have been over testing my equipment like a madman in my local park down the road. Intend my first trip soon.

    I carry a few big rubbish bags "Trash Bags" with me in the bottom of my pack. You can slit one of these down one side and attach it to the underside of your hammock and/or UQ with stationary clips, with a bit of looseness between plastic and fabric - might get too hot though.

    That should keep most of them away. Except the Monsterquitos. We have a town in New South Wales called Hay - yes, like what horses eat - and the mosquitos there are so big, the local airport accidentally tries to refuel them when they stop by. Bit of plastic won't stop a mosquito from Hay.

    I also use the rubbish bag bin liner for a splash back for my UQ during heavy downpours. I can keep the foot end open a little to get some air in there, this would not work so well for mosquitos in that regard however.

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    We have some tough mosquitoes here in deep East Texas. One bright side is that you can slap one of your camping buddies upside the head when he gets obnoxious and holler, "mosquito"! You have to be careful, though, because we have some Mosquitos that will slap you back.

    I have been bitten through the bottom fabric all night long in the GT Skeeter Beater pro. I just bought a double layer hammock but have not tried it out yet. Otherwise, it is hard to beat the permethrin.

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    FWIW, Tiny OHIO bred mosquitoes can bite thru a single layer hammock, so I'm pretty sure your monsters can get to you. I agree with the bug spray, if nothing else it will slow them down.
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