Welcome to the fifth entry in March’s Mini Mod Contest. One Mini Mod will be published in every Email Alert in March. At the end of the month we’ll hold a reader vote to determine March’s winner. Click here for information about the 2020 Mod Squad Contest, including how to enter.
Kevin Jenckes, New Durham, New Hampshire
Bugs B Gone
1996 Ford F250
2006 Lance 820
I hate flying insects. To be honest I only hate them buzzing around, or biting me.
When sitting outside in a buggy area, I usually have a Thermacell unit going. Occasionally it’s not enough or I forget to buy replacement thingies.
To address this situation, I paid $15 for a king size bed mosquito net and used a couple of feet of parachute cord and some left over removable wall hangers.
I hang this set-up under the cabover bed area or under my awning depending on wind and views.
I have been pretty happy with it. A stiff breeze is a bit of a bummer though because it does blow around a little. However, compared to expensive screen rooms, this has been great. We used it at the Camden Hills State Park in Maine and it saved us from getting stuck inside or dousing ourselves in DEET.
It took me 15-minutes to complete this modification and cost me $16. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy. Go to Walmart for the hooks and Amazon for the netting.
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