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Old 08-06-2018, 12:22 AM   #1
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Hi Everybody,

When you arrive at your campsite, do you pitch a tent, awning, or bug-screen shelter of some sort?

We just had a horrible experience where we had yellow jackets, flies and ants galore. Two out of three would have been kept at bay if we had a bug shelter big enough to fit over the camp site's picnic table.

I'm leaning toward a Clam hexagonal bug shelter and two or three sun screen panels.

How have others solved this problem?

The ClassB is too small to stay in all the time. If have can't go outside, we'll just stay home.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:35 AM   #2
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I use this Coleman Instant Screenhouse. 10' x 10' also available in larger sizes.

https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Insta...rc=detail&th=1
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.
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I'm eyeing the smaller Clam to use with camp chairs for the two of us, used to use a larger screen room with our travel trailer and loved it.
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The clamshell seems to be very popular.

I made a custom awning screen largely because I needed to save space. We have a non-EXT Sprinter and I take folding bike, inflatable kayak, plus backcountry gear (tent, backpacks, etc.). It's a great deal of work, but here is the blog post describing its construction.

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Awesome blog post! Maybe I'll sew up my own custom awning!
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I approach bug problems two ways:
1) I carry granular Bug-B-Gone and a hand spreader in my cargo trailer. When we arrive I just make a trip around the site spreading Bug-B-Gone. It is effective in about 30 minutes.
2)For longer stays I have a PahaQue screen room with a floor. A little hassle to set up, but it does the job.
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I approach bug problems two ways:
1) I carry granular Bug-B-Gone and a hand spreader in my cargo trailer. When we arrive I just make a trip around the site spreading Bug-B-Gone. It is effective in about 30 minutes.
2)For longer stays I have a PahaQue screen room with a floor. A little hassle to set up, but it does the job.
Are you saying you spread an insecticide around a public campsite...or just on your personal property?
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:43 AM   #9
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ON the campsite we are renting
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If it is spread without permission of the property owner I can see all sorts of issues if a pet or child comes into contact with that stuff during or after your occupation. Have you checked with an attorney about that?
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