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  • John
    Hi Corina I ve used the fast fly method and more regularly, just a bivy. They both work great, though I much prefer the fast fly (old Tadpole) in inclement
    Message 1 of 3 , May 23, 2013
      Hi Corina

      I've used the "fast fly" method and more regularly, just a bivy. They both work great, though I much prefer the fast fly (old Tadpole) in inclement weather. I wouldn't use the ff in the Sierra this June (probable height of bug season) without taking a head net. If you plan on camping in the woods, in the Sierra, the mosquitos are usually worse there.

      As Robert said they normally go away at night, but on some warmer humid evenings they can last well past bed time. You may or may not need a head net, but it is very light insurance to a good nights sleep.

      Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "k2poohtri" wrote:
      > Over the past few years I've got accustom to sleeping with no tent. Here is the southwest, the weather is quite predictable, bugs aren't really an issue and it never rains.
      > So I've been pondering my sleeping situation for my upcoming hike (May 31st start date). I have a Big Agnes tent which gives the option of a "Fast Fly" in which you only use the footprint and rainfly... no tent. I'm thinking about doing it.
      > I don't think bugs will be a problem, I have the rainfly for shelter from rain, my goal is to camp in wooded areas to help with the wind. If there's no tent, that's one less thing for the critters to chew through/get ruined. :-)
      > Has anyone else tried this "Fast Fly" system? How did it work for you?
      > Korina
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