Originally Posted by bcpnick
Did you just tie up that mosquito net in the trees?
Yes, but I always also carry 100' or so of cheap p-cord that I am not afraid to cut up and it has been set up using oars guyed out like a river wing and has been set up rigged off of the side of the pick-up on non-river trips.
There's no zipper so you just pick up the bottom. I thought this was better for keeping mosquitos out anyway.
Be aware though that these nets are "almost" disposable. They don't have real solid perimeter webbing that the loops are attached to. I've considered beefing ours up but it hasn't really been an issue so much as me just being a gear geek.
Last year on Deso, we ended up just letting the kids have it as a sanctuary and the adults covered up in DEET, long sleeves, long pants, and head nets. I think it was actually worse on the river. I let my 10 year old have the oars for a few while I vegged out and he rowed us right into a bush on the bank. A black cloud of blood sucking death came out of that thing and I rowed like a galley slave to escape. At least on shore you are prepared for the biblical plague...
Seriously though, use DEET, I think the organic hippy bug stuff just makes them hungrier.