Mosquito protection (bag and/or liner) question
- Sorry if this topic has been discussed, but I didn't seem to locate
the info w/a search.
I am new to hammock camping and will be doing trips (kayaking, etc) in
the Miami/Keys area. I am looking for suggestions for a bag/liner as
I don't want to carry a pad. The silk liners are appealing for being
both cool and light weight, but I am unsure about mosquitos biting
through both the bottom of the HH and the silk. Ideally, I would like
something with a hood and an opening in the foot area a la the frog
sac, but haven't seen anything yet. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
- --- In email@example.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>
> So I went to Big Sur for the first time yesterday. BIG TREES totie
> my hammock to...now I know why folks out west need larger treehuggers!
Doesn't hurt to have em out east either. I carry extra straps along
with the HH because sometimes the spot you'd really like to use
requires the extra rigging. Normally though it's better to avoid
larger trees because of deadfall risks.
When my brother and I went to Big South Fork a few weeks back, the
only hammock spot I could find down by the river had an 4ft. dia.
windthrown tree near a smaller one. All the other options were
crawling with poison ivy. So I tied the two straps together and
wrapped em around the prostrate tree as many times as I could, tying
off back to the line. The other side had the usual HH strap. It
worked. Without the extra strapping I would have been forced to go
partway up the bluff face to find something useable.
Yea, let's see that car hammock of yours. :-)