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Author:  Mollycollie [ 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

Author:  Marten [ 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.

Author:  Captaincanadian [ 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,

Author:  ameaney [ September 17th, 2019, 1:38 pm ]
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Pricey but only 14 oz.

Author:  gnatwest [ September 17th, 2019, 1:53 pm ]
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I purchased a CCS bug tent this year but havent field tested yet. ... egoryId=17

Pricey but all my other CCS gear has been fantastic

Author:  Mollycollie [ 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.

Author:  Paddle Power [ 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.

Author:  Mollycollie [ February 6th, 2020, 8:15 pm ]
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bug tent.jpeg

Finally done!
Over all I'm pleased with the final product. The base of the tent is a Big Agnes Whetstone Small. Everything else came from my local Fabricland. I didn't keep a close tally but I'm probably into it for $300. A little steep, but what the heck.
The quality of the Big Agnes is remarkably good and seems like it will withstand wind and rain no problem. I really like the fact that it is free standing. It came seam taped and the poles are good quality. I'm still going to give it a good spray of Nikwax waterproofing/uv protectant.
The finished hut is tall enough to sit in my folding chair, long enough to lay down for a siesta, and still have dinner cooking on the gas stove. Little tight for the wood stove tho :).
It weighs 3lbs pretty much on the nose and still fits into the stuff sack it came in, so no excuse to leave it home.
Cant wait for bug season!...

Thx for looking.


Author:  Paddle Power [ February 7th, 2020, 9:14 pm ]
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Looks great. Congratulations. And thanks for the update.
UV protectant--good idea.
Of course, be careful of stoves in bug shelters.

Now you can look at maps....

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