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Re: Vertex 5 Test Call open

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  • robpatterson5
    I like that idea of droping a bug net from the top, so I ll try to get an app in. Thanks for the idea Andy.
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 31, 2005
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      I like that idea of droping a bug net from the top, so I'll try to get
      an app in. Thanks for the idea Andy.


      --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Andy Mytys" <amytys@h...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "robpatterson5"
      > <robpatterson5@g...> wrote:
      > >
      > > hmmm, thinking of droping in a app myself, I'm really intrested in
      > > this shealer, but the test call goes right through the summer, and
      > > the bugs are preaty fierce up here.
      > >
      >
      > Seems to me we'd want to have someone in bug country test one of
      > these to get the skinny on what conditions are like. Do mosquitoes
      > really stay up top, near the apex of the tent?
      >
      > If conditions were bad, you could use a bug bivy, or get one of those
      > bug screens that hang down from a center point, sticking the pole
      > through it from the inside.
      >
      > There's really nothing wrong with augmenting a tarp with bug netting
      > if the bugs don't stay out, IMO. It's not a modification, any more
      > than using a sleeping bag and pad for insulation is. The difference
      > is that, instead of added insulation and protection from the
      > elements, you're bringing along bug protection.
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