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Ultra Magnus
(Ultra_Magnus) - F
Noseeum vs Nanoseem durability on 02/06/2012 12:55:41 MST Print View

What are the thoughts regarding noseeum vs. nanoseeum for a net tent, especially when children are involved? If it were just me, I could baby my fragile gear, but I can't expect the same from young kids.

Thanks,
BM

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Noseeum vs Nanoseem durability on 02/06/2012 14:25:31 MST Print View

I have not noticed any difference while having my kids in both. We try to have play time outside and reading/planning/map time inside.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Kids vs. tents on 02/06/2012 14:34:26 MST Print View

My kids were trained from birth that the tent is there to keep rain/sun/bugs away and not for touching. They appreciate that the fabric is fragile and I will be upset if they damage it. For them, the fabric durability is no more an issue than with a responsible adult.

OPC (Other People's Children) are another matter. A tent looks like a bounce-house to them.

Funny thing is we had 3 tents up in the yard over the weekend. My 8 year old was schooling his friends on proper tent care!

Ultra Magnus
(Ultra_Magnus) - F
Re: Kids vs. tents on 02/06/2012 14:57:04 MST Print View

Sounds reasonable enough.

My kids have been surprisingly well behaved around my tarp when I've had it pitched in the backyard. The only incident was when my 9yr old poked a tiny hole in it with a stick. He's completely incapable of leaving sticks alone. It's like a subconscious compulsion. A lot of times I don't even think he even realizes he's got a stick in his hand until I'm taking it away from him... I expressed my dissatisfaction, I think quite adequately, though it really wasn't that big of a deal.

The tarp was my first myog project, made from wicked cheap Walmart 30d ripstop, that I later siliconized myself... But then I wasn't happy with my side guy out loops so I ripped them out (leaving many small holes, yet to be patched) to relocate them...

Thanks,
BM