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Shelters The Shelters forum is for the discussion of backpacking shelters (tents, tarps, poncho-tarps, bivy sacks,...).


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Old 03-23-2015, 05:03 AM
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JohnHenry JohnHenry is offline
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Bug shelter under tarp - what's your experience?

For those tarp aficionados out there, when you have to have a screen shelter from bugs under your tarp, what have you found that works best? What kind of room do you like to have, one person or more room for gear? How's the setup? What would you recommend as "must have" or things to stay away from?

I love my Big Agnes tent, but also have a number of tarps I've used, but plan to do some camping in Texas where bugs are an issue, so looking for something to add to the ta NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:33 AM
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GGervin GGervin is offline
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I do like bug protection when I'm under a tarp.

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Old 03-31-2015, 09:48 AM
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I have a 6oz bivy with a bug screen that clips to a loop above my head. It happens to fit perfectly NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:57 PM
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I recently purchased a MLD Bug Bivy from Mountain Laurel Designs. It has pretty good head room for NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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