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Use a Mosquito Net for Camping to Keep Those Pests Away

No matter how much people enjoy camping, there’s literally no one who enjoys sharing the activity with mosquitoes. Plainly stated, mosquitoes suck…literally and figuratively. That’s why today we’re checking out the value of a mosquito net for camping.

We dedicated an entire post to mosquito repellent for camping, and shared some other ideas for repelling them in a chemical-free way in our post, “Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Bug Repellent“.

But today we’re focusing on bug nets for camping that can protect campers who find themselves in an area particularly thick with mosquitoes.

Thanks to diseases like West Nile virus and Zika, protection from mosquitoes is more than just minimizing an annoyance. Serious health consequences can result from mosquitoes in some areas.

Can mosquito netting help? It turns out, it can!

In fact, in places like sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and even parts of Central and South America where malaria is prevalent, it’s common for people (especially vulnerable babies and children) to sleep under bug netting indoors. Bed nets save lives in those areas.

So, are there bug nets or bug tents for camping that’ll allow you to relax & enjoy, or even get a good night’s sleep outside, without those blood-thirsty vultures ruining your camping trip?

Let’s find out! Continue reading here.


October 22, 2023

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