- Aug 23, 2019 at 2:37 pm #3607284
I want to have a more module setup. instead of a tent i want a tarp, bathtub and tent netting. I’m thinking something like a hybrid of zpacks pocket tarp with doors and HMG bug net. Generally speaking the tub and netting will be used together.
HMG bug nets seem heavy/expensive. Sea to summit has a bug net i can experiment with but I wanted to see if others have done the same.
Thanks -mAug 23, 2019 at 2:55 pm #3607289
Just saw zpacks used to make a HexaNet but no longer is making it. Looks like the HexaNet requires it’s own stakes the new bathtub set-up looks better.
I messaged zpacks but I realize they don;t do custom work anymoreAug 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm #3607292Link .BPL Member
Here is a video using a Sea To Summit net and homemade cuben floor and one with the Serenity net tent Zpacks Hexamid Pocket Tarp Setup, Review, and Changes I’ve Made .and Perfecting The Universal Shelter | DIY | Zpacks Pocket Tarp | Nano Net | Setup .Aug 23, 2019 at 4:17 pm #3607304Lester MooreBPL Member
@satoriLocale: Olympic Peninsula, WA
The STS Nano Pyramid Mosquito net is only 3 ounces and it works well for mosquitos and most “normal” sized bugs. You can cinch down the elastic perimeter draw cord a bit so it fits snugly around/under an air mattress – or under a bathtub. This setup has worked well under a Deschutes tarp for me on the JMT and the last few summers of backpacking. The STS net won’t keep out no-see-ums or aggressive ant colonies, so avoid ant infected sites. If the forecast is dry, you can just take the STS net and the tarp and leave the bathtub at home. If rainy or breezy, the bathtub will help block splash and wind.Aug 23, 2019 at 7:35 pm #3607340Duane HallBPL Member
@pkhLocale: Nova Scotia
My Zpacks tarp pairs nicely with my MLD bug bivy, as well as my Yama Mountain gear cuben inner tent. This could work for you.Aug 23, 2019 at 8:10 pm #3607347Link .BPL Member
Duane, Michael is looking for something to go with a Zpack pocket tarp(Hexamid not a regular tarp) so he would need a side entry net tent like the Serenity, I don’t see a side entry option at Yama. Oh and Micheal I have 2 Hexanets from when he use to make them.Aug 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm #3607359
thanks for the feedback. more for me to investigateAug 26, 2019 at 9:20 pm #3607694Jimmy LegsBPL Member
I have a Zpacks Hexamid Solo+ tarp which is no longer available (larger than the solo tarp, 1.5 person), Zpacks double bathtub groundsheet which fits under the solo+ and S2S nano bugnet combo that I’ve never really used, i think 5 nights. I have considered selling it – if you’re interested let me know by PM.Sep 12, 2019 at 12:37 pm #3609935
Thanks for the feedback. I’ve decided modular is NOT the way to go for my style of backpacking.
For through hiking it might work but I’m staying in an area for multiple days before moving on. I’m thinking I need a shelter to leave at base camp and a sun shield and/or emergency tarp to take with me on daily excursions.
ill probably get a TT aeon li and then a HMG ground cloth
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