I used this for a week-long summer camp with my son's Boy Scout troop (got one for my son, too). It worked well -- were were in the typical Scout canvas platform tents, sleeping on cots, so if you didn't have netting of some kind, it was open season on your skin for the swarms of skeeters and other little bloodsuckers out there. The netting was easy to set up over my cot, and did a good job keeping the bugs out -- as good as other nets that other scouters paid a lot more for (Cabelas, I'm talking about you!) I sprayed it with permethrin a couple days before the trip for a little extra protection, that worked too -- each morning I'd find dead bugs on the floor thad had stayed a little too long on the net.
Peace of Mind
We purchased this product for use in the Canvas tents at Scout Camp. We used string to tie it to the top of the tent and tied the sides to the tie backs already in the tent. My boys were able to sleep with peace of mind that spiders and daddy long legs were not crawling on them. Oh... and mosquitos too! And believe me there were plenty at this camp! I would reccommend it.
Great over a cot
I bought this for my son at scout camp (he's allergic to mosquito bites). He didn't get any bites on him and the mesh breathed well so he didn't get hot and stuffy under it.
Make sure you pack a bunch of light line to use with it to hang it up. I used sticks lashed to the ends of his cot to suspend the netting from and that worked great.
A Cub Scout Camping Hit
We were suggested to purchase these for a Cub Scout summer camp. I thought it was a little too much for a 4 day camping trip. But it made the bug fear so much less at night. Both me and my son loved these and the nails and screw hooks were a real pleasent suprise since we were not in tents as expected.
Generally what I hoped for
I wanted bug screen to be lightweight, not too expensive, and reasonably durable. All good! The net lasted full week of camping in open-style military tent with top corners tied to inside straps and bottom tucked under sleep mat; would not likely survive use by children. Mesh size OK for spiders, mosquitoes, etc., but would not block smallest gnats.
Perfect for kid's summer camp
Used this net for my son's summer scout camp. It fit perfectly over his bunk and provided perfect coverage all the way to the deck to keep the bugs out at night. Seems to be pretty thick and we should be able to get at least 3 summers out of it.
It doesn't get better than this!
My teenage son took this mosquito net to a week long campout with his friends. Everyone else came back scratching mosquito bites but he was untouched while in his bag at night with the net around the cot. He said he slept well while others were swatting and itching!
I would nt use it in a dome tent, but scouting camps have tie back tent flaps, not exactly bug free. Product was easy to tie up with enclosed hooks and ties, and was roomy enough to fit over a cot. Beats spraying yourself all over with bug spray!
perfect for Scout summer camp
For Scout summer camp on the East Coast, we put nets on each bunk to prevent West Nile, etc. This net provides good sleeping space over a metal spring bunk and reaches to the floor. Not easily torn.
Used on a recent boy scout trip. Worked well, kept the mesquitos out. Worked well by taping 4 driveway marking poles to the cot with duct tape, then draping the net over top.