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#1 MarkBC

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:05 PM

Has anyone seen -- or better-yet, used -- a "screen house" sized to accommodate one or two people in chairs?  
I'm talking about one of those lightweight tent-like structures with walls of screen that people put over picnic tables, etc, in campgrounds to keep bugs away -- but sized for one or two people.

 

So far I've found this one:

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...which might be OK, though a little small for a full-size guy.

 

I'm considering a trip to the southeast -- car camping -- and seems like this would come in handy in buggy areas.

In fact, I wish I'd had something like this when I was in Montana in June, couple years ago.  I had to stay in the camper or drenched with DEET to be avoid mosquitoes.  

I'd like to sit outside without chemical protection.

 

 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:12 PM

Looks like she's been put in a "time out".


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:33 PM

http://sell.lulusoso...house-tent.html

 

This would be a better size for a couple of people.   Ron


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:01 PM

http://sell.lulusoso...house-tent.html

 

This would be a better size for a couple of people.   Ron

 

Yeah, this looks more like it.  Thanks.

Now...I just need to find a place that sells this...

 

Found one. Now I just need to find one at a reasonable price.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:56 AM

MarBC, we spend a fair amount of time in bug country. I would encourage you to consider one of the more standard screen houses. Though somewhat larger, they might be less expensive and more comfortable. Ease of setup and take down is important. If you really want to be outside, it is nice to have room to move around a bit- maybe have a table and a couple of chairs. We do our cooking there as well which you probably do not, but you might want to bbq.

 

Another consideration is the entry/exit. A cheap, balky zipper will get irritating in a hurry and let in lots of bugs if they are swarming. The screen panels of ours overlap, which eliminates the zipper and makes entry/exit quick and painless.

 

Just my 2 cents.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 03:51 AM

Thanks, takesiteasy, you make a good point.

For the trip I'm considering, I'll be tent-camping out of my car (when not in lodgings), and so I will be cooking outside.  So...now that I think of it, maybe I should have something bigger than just for hanging out.

 

What brand/model do you have?


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:29 AM

Clam screen room - works great EZ setup/take down, good size for two and a dog!

Get the extra panels for wind and/or rain ;)

https://www.amazon.c...lam screen tent


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:08 PM

Mark, there was a post on this earlier this year. Clam has some great ones. Several of us have the 6'×6', brown one that you can also purchase side panels for 3 sides. It takes a couple of minutes to set up.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

I have one of the 6' x 6' Clam Traveler units and posted info about it in this Awning Alternatives thread (starting in post 13).

 

I'm glad I have it but in truth have not used it much so far.  That's mostly a matter of my not traveling to buggy areas recently.  

 

The Traveler seems to be constructed well but the carry bag is a bit flimsy.   I have a couple of small holes in the carry bag, I believe from the hubs rubbing through the bag's sides.  That bag could also be designed better... perhaps more of a wrap than a bag.  Or a bag with a full-length side zipper.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:41 PM

Mark, I would find something that small confining. We have the big REI screen house and fly that do a good job of keeping bugs out and giving us enough space to relax. I suspect you're taking your car, not the camper so space may be an issue, but I do believe you'd be happier with more room.
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