Sleeping with Mosquitos in Guate, Belize, So Mex.
I assume the cheap dives we'll be sleeping in will have a few holes in their bug screens.
Should we buy mosquito nets? The kind that hang from the ceiling or something else?
Or should we buy sleeping bag liners? Just cheap cotton or get something more expensive we can use at home for camping later?
Buy a hammock or rent as we go?
Any favorite places (besides the obvious) between Yucatan, Belize, and Eastern Guate?
They are best because they hold a knot well, and just as importantly, untie fairly easily after a night of having your weight place a large load on it. 15 to 30 meters is a good amount. If you get it right, you can hang a mosquito net OVER ones hammock.
I do recommend a thin light mosquito net. I used to carry a K-bar military net, but it was a bit bulky and after a while, I regretted it. It DID hang well over a bed or halfway well over a hammock, if one could find a way to suspend it.
Also, they make expensive jungle specialised hammocks with built in mosquito netting. This is good if you intend on staying in jungle huts much of the time.
Now, other options.
Every store in these areas have mosquito coils. I can attest to their effectiveness since I slept under one for weeks and they do keep insects away. The probably are toxic in the long term, but what can one do?
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest