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PostPosted: September 15th, 2019, 9:21 pm 
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What’s everybody using for solo trips as cooking/bug shelters in the areas with limited trees (above the tree line)? I’ve used the mantis in these areas with great success on trips with partners, however next years trip is solo and am looking for other commercially available options that aren’t so bulky.
Thinking of building my own smaller “mantisish” structure or modifying a tent. I like a challenge, but would rather spend my time looking at maps. :D


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PostPosted: September 16th, 2019, 9:16 am 
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I always keep the poles from worn out tents with the idea of using them with bug netting.

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PostPosted: September 16th, 2019, 11:28 am 
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I just use an old tent with lots of meshing, throw away the fly and it is under 2lbs,

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PostPosted: September 17th, 2019, 1:38 pm 
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https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/c ... -ii-insert

Pricey but only 14 oz.


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PostPosted: September 17th, 2019, 1:53 pm 
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I purchased a CCS bug tent this year but havent field tested yet.

https://www.shop.cookecustomsewing.com/ ... egoryId=17

Pricey but all my other CCS gear has been fantastic


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PostPosted: October 13th, 2019, 8:44 pm 
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So here’s where I’m at. I’ve decided to modify a big Agnes whetstone shelter (small) into a mantisish style bug shelter. Lil bit of Velcro, some bug netting, maybe a zipper and gonna add some skirting to the bottom where it meets the ground for digging in or rocking down. Lots of reinforcing of the stakeout points and pole loops.
Does anybody have any leads on some higher quality bug netting. Just need a little bit.
Thx


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PostPosted: October 14th, 2019, 1:57 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing your updates.

For screening, this is a good outfit and you have a couple of mesh options.

https://hofmanoutdoorgearsupply.ca/84-mesh

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