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saltysack
05-27-2017, 18:44
I'm doing the CT this July and still uncertain what I'll need for bugs as I can't deal with the S2S bug pyramid under the mid as it's a pita to set up....debating just bringing a headnet and pitching close to ground...thoughts...


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MuddyWaters
05-27-2017, 18:54
I'm doing the CT this July and still uncertain what I'll need for bugs as I can't deal with the S2S bug pyramid under the mid as it's a pita to set up....debating just bringing a headnet and pitching close to ground...thoughts...


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I think youll survive
Any trapped inside can just be entertainment while you try to kill them

They will tend to congregate at top aand leave you alone. Only if you need evening refuge and set up in a swarm would you probably miss the bug net. At least that was my experience with an oware mid.

Clothing and deet on hands works ok in conjunction with headnet for most times.

saltysack
05-27-2017, 19:01
[QUOTE=MuddyWaters;2152230]I think youll survive
Any trapped inside can just be entertainment while you try to kill them

They will tend to congregate at top aand leave you alone. Only if you need evening refuge would you probably miss the bug net. Clothing and deet on hands works ok in conjunction with headnet[/

I never can sit around at camp...as soon as I'm stopped I tend to get horizontal and hit the sack...


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MuddyWaters
05-27-2017, 19:04
Good thing about CO, humidity is low enough to pitch to ground if have to. Instant sauna in southeast

Venchka
05-27-2017, 19:11
If you're not one to savor a sunset then pitch the mid about dark. Eat. Sleep.
How hard can a mosquito net be? In fact, can't you attach the peak to the mid and leave it attached? Set up the mid and the net is done.
It works for TarpTents.
Wayne


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saltysack
05-27-2017, 19:42
If you're not one to savor a sunset then pitch the mid about dark. Eat. Sleep.
How hard can a mosquito net be? In fact, can't you attach the peak to the mid and leave it attached? Set up the mid and the net is done.
It works for TarpTents.
Wayne


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Well I've bought the S2S bug pyramid 2x now keep returning after setting up in back yard...pita....maybe I'm lazy but to exit to drain the crankcase is a chore as have to unstake...honestly think I'll go with head net and low pitch as can set up in a minute.....assuming most of my body will be covered by my quilt, beenie, liner gloves etc...face is only exposed area...


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Venchka
05-27-2017, 20:13
You asked where the insects are. Lower, warmer, wetter.
I'll tell you where they aren't: Higher, Colder, Dryer.
You'll be fine.
Wayne


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MuddyWaters
05-27-2017, 20:22
W...maybe I'm lazy but to exit to drain the crankcase is a chore as have to unstake...
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Drain the crankase in a ziplock, seal it up, dump it in the morning. Just put it off your groundsheet incase it leaks
I never get up to take care of business. Roll on side, fill ziplock, go back to sleep. Keep that special ziplock on outside of pack. rinse with water occassionally.

this also lets me gauge my state of hydration. If I drink 2L at dinner, and I drain 1L overnight, I was running a quart low at the end of the day. Not exact, but you get the idea.

cj2874
05-27-2017, 20:46
My son and I are starting the CT in July also. We have that exact plan with our Duomid, headnets only. I am finishing a DIY bathtub groundsheet now with no net. Good luck, maybe we will see you on the trail.

Venchka
05-27-2017, 21:04
Y'all be sure and don't get in Anish's way. Wave when she flies by. Grinning.
Wayne


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saltysack
05-27-2017, 21:10
Drain the crankase in a ziplock, seal it up, dump it in the morning. Just put it off your groundsheet incase it leaks
I never get up to take care of business. Roll on side, fill ziplock, go back to sleep. Keep that special ziplock on outside of pack. rinse with water occassionally.

this also lets me gauge my state of hydration. If I drink 2L at dinner, and I drain 1L overnight, I was running a quart low at the end of the day. Not exact, but you get the idea.

I can see disaster if I did that half asleep...I'd probably piss in my pack...I'm a heavy sleeper....


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saltysack
05-27-2017, 21:13
My son and I are starting the CT in July also. We have that exact plan with our Duomid, headnets only. I am finishing a DIY bathtub groundsheet now with no net. Good luck, maybe we will see you on the trail.

I tried the bathtub floor out of the kite tyvek but ended up going w a poly ground sheet from GG..think the reg wt tyvek being heavier more rigid would work better as others on hear have said.....

Dogwood
05-27-2017, 23:11
Sleep high on windles's nights as V said. Be careful sleeping in marshy or lakeshore areas.

Is it just you going solo? R u pairing the Duomid with a single or double sts net? Either way I find it better spacing to hang the apex cord of the net from a stick on cube hooj bought from ZP affixed part way down the Duomid wall rather than the Duo apex. The STS nets have two bungee's one on each corner that stretch out to the attach to the Duo tent pegs. The foot end I usually just wrap under my sleeping pad. The STS nets are quite stretchy and easy to get out from under.

saltysack
05-28-2017, 13:33
Sleep high on windles's nights as V said. Be careful sleeping in marshy or lakeshore areas.

Is it just you going solo? R u pairing the Duomid with a single or double sts net? Either way I find it better spacing to hang the apex cord of the net from a stick on cube hooj bought from ZP affixed part way down the Duomid wall rather than the Duo apex. The STS nets have two bungee's one on each corner that stretch out to the attach to the Duo tent pegs. The foot end I usually just wrap under my sleeping pad. The STS nets are quite stretchy and easy to get out from under.

I've bought and returned the S2S 2.9 oz solo net twice..it's a pita to set up...think I'll just plan to be site selective and use head net with ear plugs....that said I attached to apex...on my poly sheet I have to short pieces of shock cord on back side that attach to clips in rear corners of mid and stake out front corners. The net seems to be a pita to get in and out of....an i nuts for thinking a low pitch with ear plugs and head net would be ok for those buggy nights....thoughts


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Dogwood
05-28-2017, 14:05
Have to stay wrapped up in the sleeping bag wearing a head net.

Skeeters and gnats shouldn't be so bad in July on the CT at night.

Spray on some permerthrin to your sleeping bag and Duomid. Swatch test first. It can streak or lighten gear.

Dogwood
05-28-2017, 14:10
Rub garlic all over yourself. Hehe

saltysack
05-28-2017, 15:08
Have to stay wrapped up in the sleeping bag wearing a head net.

Skeeters and gnats shouldn't be so bad in July on the CT at night.

Spray on some permerthrin to your sleeping bag and Duomid. Swatch test first. It can streak or lighten gear.

I'm not takin any chances spraying my new EE quilt or cuben mid!!! Good excuse to burn one at night....[emoji16]should keep the skeeters at bay...


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Malto
05-28-2017, 16:19
I'm not takin any chances spraying my new EE quilt or cuben mid!!! Good excuse to burn one at night....[emoji16]should keep the skeeters at bay...


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I sprayed my bivy and it didn't harm it a bit.

saltysack
05-28-2017, 16:25
I sprayed my bivy and it didn't harm it a bit.

Cuben or sil?


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Dogwood
05-28-2017, 16:31
I sprayed a silny tarp, bivies, and cuben ZP Solo Plus, Duomid, and Solomid. Fine.

Could also spray or soak a STS nanaseeum net in permerthrin if have the version without Insect Shield permerthrin already applied

Dogwood
05-28-2017, 16:33
Jus burn some incense once set up. Gnats as skeeters fly up into the apex where they are easy game

Venchka
05-29-2017, 16:15
I'm not takin any chances spraying my new EE quilt or cuben mid!!! Good excuse to burn one at night....[emoji16]should keep the skeeters at bay...


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Incense is appropriate on the Colorado Trail. Surely the guidebooks list the recreational drug stores along with grocery stores.
Grinning.
Wayne


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Runner2017
05-29-2017, 21:16
Incense is appropriate on the Colorado Trail. Surely the guidebooks list the recreational drug stores along with grocery stores.
Grinning.
Wayne


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resupplies would cost a tons moola then.

Venchka
05-29-2017, 21:37
No doubt in my mind that it happens.
Wayne


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saltysack
06-18-2017, 10:24
My son and I are starting the CT in July also. We have that exact plan with our Duomid, headnets only. I am finishing a DIY bathtub groundsheet now with no net. Good luck, maybe we will see you on the trail.

When y'all starting?


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saltysack
06-18-2017, 10:26
I ended up ordering a Borah cuben bivy as I figured it would allow me to carry lighter wt baselayer and also be useful for cowboy [email protected]~4.5oz..


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cj2874
06-18-2017, 18:32
When y'all starting?


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We should be heading out 7/1 from Denver. Still a little concerned how snow is going to possibly impact the trip. We shall see.

MuddyWaters
06-18-2017, 19:55
We should be heading out 7/1 from Denver. Still a little concerned how snow is going to possibly impact the trip. We shall see.

Hopefully it wont. Your 4 weeks from snow free trail if history has any say. Chances are any small remaining patches will be tracked by time you get to them in collegiate west, unless your really fast. This yr is tracking 2015 and 2016 close.

saltysack
06-18-2017, 21:55
I spoke w Amy @ CTF she said it's melting fast shouldn't be real issue......hopefully as I'm on a tight schedule...if I can keep my pace/ schedule I should hit CW on the 11 of July...keeping my fingers crossed and plenty of Ibuprofen 800 should be a fun 23 days!!!!!!


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MuddyWaters
06-18-2017, 22:44
I spoke w Amy @ CTF she said it's melting fast shouldn't be real issue......hopefully as I'm on a tight schedule...if I can keep my pace/ schedule I should hit CW on the 11 of July...keeping my fingers crossed and plenty of Ibuprofen 800 should be a fun 23 days!!!!!!


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Sounds great.

Park county is in fire restrictions

Should be sections 3,4,5,6 i think
http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

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saltysack
06-19-2017, 12:09
Sounds great.

Park county is in fire restrictions

Should be sections 3,4,5,6 i think
http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

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39669

Thx...I never fool with a camp fire....didn't see anything about alchy stoves....


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saltysack
06-29-2017, 11:10
We should be heading out 7/1 from Denver. Still a little concerned how snow is going to possibly impact the trip. We shall see.

Y'all starting this Saturday?


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cj2874
06-29-2017, 12:16
Y'all starting this Saturday?


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That's the plan!

saltysack
06-29-2017, 12:17
That's the plan!

Hope too see ya out there starting Monday morn plan on Breck bivi Friday night


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cj2874
06-29-2017, 12:21
That's the plan!

How about you?

MuddyWaters
06-29-2017, 13:27
With a little luck the last 2 sections wont be 40 mile roadwalk by time yall get there. But FS is letting fire burn...

saltysack
06-29-2017, 14:38
With a little luck the last 2 sections wont be 40 mile roadwalk by time yall get there. But FS is letting fire burn...

Y I just saw that...sure hope it's open in few weeks..I'm not road walking...I'll hitch


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saltysack
06-29-2017, 14:39
How about you?

Fly in this Sunday and start at IC Monday morning..


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