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distinguished member (283)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
05/23/2024 06:16AM  
hi all,
Wanted to get your opinion here....see if this would work, or, for a better idea.

We always hang a tarp (shade/rain/eating under/etc..). Tarp is 10ftx10ft. We usually hang it about 7ft off the ground.

What if we took clothespins (plastic paperclips?) and pinned some mosquito netting around the perimeter of the tarp?

It wouldn't be perfect, but, for an extra lb or so of netting, we would get a room that we could eat in, relatively free of mosquitos and nats.
I'm sure I'm not the 1st one to have thought of this, and thought I would hit the collective for ideas (someone probably already has pics of this).

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05/23/2024 07:26AM  
This topic has been thoroughly discussed and you may find using the search function helpful.

I have used insect netting in conjunction with a tarp. It is my opinion that tarps such as this with sewn on attached netting are the most efficient in terms of weight, bulk and ease of use. However, if you desire the ability to separate the tarp from the netting you have several options. I don't know your budget or other requirements but would suggest that you suspend a box net under your tarp, such as this or this . If you prefer to attach netting without a ceiling then I suggest constructing the netting so that it attaches similar to this .
distinguished member (283)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
05/23/2024 09:02AM  
Thank you.

You are right, I should have searched. Doing so, brought up tons of options.

Surprisingly, the ones you listed are ones I didn't see in the search, and, I actually like your links better.
Thanks for the reply!
05/23/2024 11:04AM  
It is for this reason I have been searching for a used Eureka (Canada) Backpacker 13 Fly. I have the mosquito netting which clips in under this fly, but lack the fly. This item is no longer made. I can probably rig up another fly to work with my net but it would be much quicker if I could find the fly made for the netting.
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05/23/2024 12:11PM  
I don't think they are made anymore. but i always bring the Sea to Summit Boxed Net Tent - I think they make a different shape now- and hang it under my 10x14 tarp, tied out to to the loops. I don't think I'd get a good fit if I was jus trying to do a perimeter. Can fit 4 paddlers.
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05/23/2024 02:05PM  
Checkout Eureka NoBug Zone CT 11 AND CT13 on closeout sale for $90 and $108. Very well made and reasonably light.

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