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Thanks everyone,The more I research the more I'm considering a hammock for the 98% of the time I will go out and have trees, and a small ultralight screened shelter with opt. tarp for desert. I have been having lots of fun this week building a spreadsheet with the ultimate backpacking dream gear:) I just discovered the hammock forum and it's kinda like when I discovered BBC,tooooo coool!leigh
what is the stink bug cousin that is endemic to west texas? active in summer , does something nasty in humans eye lids. that would make a tent worth having.
The western conenose beetle? Nasty, nasty things. One of the worst creatures we have in the Big Bend IMO. But they only hang out where humans or other warm-blooded mammals usually sleep. Before we lived here, and would come out to the Big Bend for vacation to our cabin 3-4 times a year, we didn't have them then. Now that we live here its a constant battle trying to keep them out of the house in the warm months. Some people out here put a mosquito net over their beds to keep from getting bit. They can carry disease. I hate them. Quote from: jim2 on March 07, 2010, 07:08:55 PMwhat is the stink bug cousin that is endemic to west texas? active in summer , does something nasty in humans eye lids. that would make a tent worth having.
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