6423Re: [Hammock Camping] BUG PROTECTION
- Aug 2, 2004Quoting jonas4321@...:
> Risk-I have not used any of my double bottom hammocks without a pad. I do not use a
> Your statement:
> > Tom Hennessy, in the past, has maintained that his hammock material
> > can not be penetrated by mosquitos. This has not been my experience
> > single layer ripstop nylon hammocks in general.
> Does this mean that a double-bottom ripstop hammock is impervious to
pad under my lower legs, but my quilt goes all the way around my legs below my
knees. The time I slept all night without a pad was in a single layer 1.9 oz
ripstop hammock, I did get a couple bites on my back, I believe through the
fabric. I was bare backed against the single layer of fabric on that occasion.
I do not know if wearing a shirt or using a double bottom hammock would decrease
the number of successful mosquitoes. I do know that using permethrin on the
hammock and the bugnetting helps to chase the fellers away before they settle
down for dinner.
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