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Old 05 December 2014, 14:01   #11
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Ah, a different sort of issue then, your awning is clearly the way forward.

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Old 05 December 2014, 14:08   #12
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I concur the North West of Scotland midgie is one ruthless barsteward of a creature.
It's definitely the Vine Jones of the insect world!!
I've been bitten even with lashings of repellant on.
The only thing that works for me against this relentless foe is Autan with extra deet!

Gurnard what kinda fabric did you use for your awning??
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Old 05 December 2014, 14:27   #13
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This stuff is what I used Kaman...its the dogs danglers for light tents..you can get cheaper types too. The site also has the netting and zips

I phoned up and spoke with a lovely old dear.. gave her my card details.. and it was delivered to my house the next day.

To make it..I just took one piece at a time.. made the bit that goes over the door..used pins to hold short sides on.. took it off to the house and "tacked it with long stiches using a hand needle n thread.. tried it back in place on the car..if happy.. took it back indoors and used the machine to sew it..then repeated until I had the full thing done

Im going to sew up a tarp for the floor..then perhaps make in inner tent with an old sheet..just for round the inside of the tailgate door for sleeping at night.

Beware..sewing is addictive..it might turn us all into old wummin at sewing bees

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If you get a meter of netting it leaves enough to make the other essential Scottish sibbing accessory..just use an old wide brimmed bonnet to top it all off..specs are optional

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Cheers for that Gurnard.
I know the perils of being addicted to sewing.
Many years ago when shooting was my main hobby I spent many a winter night making cartridge belts, bags, lamping battery carrier and a crow hide!
It was all very therapeutic.
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Loved the tailgate tent. Looks ideal.

I used to use a midge net like this one Argyll Midge Net with visor I found looking through the netting to be irritating after a while, it took the edge off being able to enjoy the scenery.
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Old 05 December 2014, 16:38   #17
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Cheers for that Gurnard.
I know the perils of being addicted to sewing.
Many years ago when shooting was my main hobby I spent many a winter night making cartridge belts, bags, lamping battery carrier and a crow hide!
It was all very therapeutic.
Ditto plus side wings to an old fishing brolly. I can see a new section starting------------------SIB SOWING

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