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 Post subject: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 12:56 pm 
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Hi all,

I've had enough with bugs and finally tried to purchase myself tarp-bug shelter that I've seen couple times on popular canoeing blogs/channels. It seems only one with affordable price, good reviews, and light for canoeing is Eureka's NoBugZone bug shelter series. However, I wasn't really able to find any Canadian vendors (nor even from the company's website) that sells this.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Or even know whether this will be purchasable in the future?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 1:01 pm 
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Oops haha I just saw post below. I do own an "individual" bug net which I've used but was wondering something that can house at least 2 people. Perhaps with the shortages, I should just purchase more of those individual nets.


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 1:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 1:54 pm 
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Yes, everywhere I could find is sold out. You'll need to get creative.

My Plan A was to find a different bug net as starter material and have it Jimmy-rigged it into what I wanted, but I found it impossible to get trustworthy info on the material's mesh size and durability. If you want a bigger, stand-up bug shelter, I concluded it's best to have one made.

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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 7:40 pm 
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I believe I picked mine up around mid June of last year. They came and sold out very quickly, but I had talked to my local outfitter (https://outdoorsoriented.com/collection ... -nobugzone) and just prepurchased it.

Even before all the fun shortages they didn't hang around long on shelves.


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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: May 7th, 2021, 12:38 am 
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Try https://eurekacamping.johnsonoutdoors.c ... s/shelters
They shipped it to my local Boy scouts shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: May 7th, 2021, 9:30 am 
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For me Eureka/JohnsonOutdoors just confirmed that all their retailers are sold out until at least late June (and most of those seem to have their incoming stock spoken for). Surprisingly, Eureka also couldn't/wouldn't tell me the weight or mesh size of the material they use.

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PostPosted: May 7th, 2021, 5:29 pm 
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Wow thanks all! It seems I will try my luck this fall perhaps. Until then I will just deet up and see if I can get creative with the personal net :)


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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: June 12th, 2021, 4:20 pm 
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Seem to be back in stock now.

https://outdoorsoriented.com/collection ... y-shelters


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PostPosted: June 12th, 2021, 8:22 pm 
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I got mine last summer (CT13) just in time before my trip. I had them email me (Outdoors Oriented) when they had them in stock again and purchased one immediately!
By the next day, they were already all gone!

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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: June 27th, 2021, 10:00 am 
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I was just in Adventure Guide in Waterloo yesterday. It appears that they have 8 Eureka NoBugZone 13's in stock. I'd call to confirm though.

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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: June 28th, 2021, 8:50 pm 
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Here’s a big question…do you care about size and weight? I’ve got the CT13 nubigzone but I also use a rab siltarp/Amazon bug net combo. Depends on what kind of trip I’m doing. This pic is a good idea of the size of the eureka set up compared to my ultralight setup.


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Don’t judge me how I set this up. It was rushed and then repositioned after. The bug room was 26.00.


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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: June 30th, 2021, 4:23 pm 
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The 'old' vcs mesh was recessed in a bit, and the mesh did hang lower under the tarp. It came in 13 and 16 footers. So my question is the new ones at 11 and 13 feet.....which is most like the old 13? thanks

Just to add the copy on the linked retailers says 'A smaller, lighter version of the original NoBugZone 13.' I've got my tucked away so not put a tape to it. It's held up great but it's a bit beaten. Hard to judge these sizes too when you see them in places like the outdoor show with all the hubub going on.


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 Post subject: Re: Eureka bug shelter
PostPosted: July 4th, 2021, 8:14 pm 
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Remember that 13 and 16 feet were on the diagonal, with interiors of 8x8 and 10 x10, as they were inset about 12" all the way around from the tarp. The newer ones are much closer to the edge of the tarp, and I would say that the 13' would come in at almost 9.22 (just took it down today). Does that help?

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