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Greenhorn
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Does anyone know what was used for netting? I have read in a book about early Colonial Arkansas territory using Mosquito netting but the book didn't elaborate. Any suggestion?


Ferd
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Booshway
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Sorry guy,I have no clue.


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Gauze has been around for millenia; could it be something like that?


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Booshway
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Mosquito season around here you may want to try chain mail!
 
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Ga is super buggy and a skeeter nightmare. The state bird is the gnat.


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Don't know about mosquito netting.

Back in '97 I made a caribou hunt in far northern Quebec. Mosquitos were bad, but the black flies were terrible.

I wore a headnet and slathered myself with enough repellent to drown a moose. Didn't help much.

Those tiny black flies either got through the netting or came up under it somehow. One day out on the taiga and my face looked like I had smallpox.

However, my French Canadian guide, a native to the area, went entirely without any protection as far as I could tell, yet he was seldom bothered by the little pests.

I don't know - maybe he ate a lot of garlic!


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Booshway
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You didn't ask him what his secret was?


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Booshway
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There was a language barrier. We mainly communicated with sign language.


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Booshway
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Boy,they really ARE snooty in Quebec.I would have thought they would teach their kids to speak English .If for no other reason than being able to communicate just how inferior we are.


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I once sat in a restaurant in Quebec City, waiting and waiting for service while the staff passed all around me.
Turns out they thought I was English Canadian. Once they realized I was American the service was great.

My guide on that trip was French Canadian and Cree. He did not speak English. The camp cook was all French Canadian and he also did not speak English.

Anyway, they did not admit to speaking any English.

I have encountered other Quebecois who also did not speak any English.


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Booshway
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Wow....Just wow.


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Ok guys, I found a little more info for the debate. This statement came from a book, Colonial Arkansas 1686-1804 by Morris S. Arnold. On page 85 this is from a Debtor Estate record of Pierre Lefevere. "In 1810 Pierre Lefevere had a large walnut armoire with copper hardware, etc., two cypress benches, and a bed with two small mosquito nets." I was trying to figure out what type of fabric that was used? The book doesn't mention anymore about mosquito net other than with Pierre Lefevere.


Ferd
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Thomas Jefferson
 
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Hmm,muslin?


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"The following articles were furnished by the Mission for the use of (Kanza) Indians on the exploring expedition being second hand and repaired.

3 Coats, 5 vests and 3 pr. pantaloons
5 pair socks and 2 pair suspenders
2 Shot pouch straps 1 hunting shirt & Coat 1 vest and 2 pair Socks
1 pair pantaloons Belt & shot pouch Strap
6 Saddles 3 saddle Bags, 6 Bridles 6 saddle blankets & 6 circingles
1 saddle, saddle bags, bridle saddle Blanket circingle and Buffalo robe
1 Pack saddle circingle & Bridle
5 Bell Collars & 2 Leather hobbles
9 Bags Buffalo Robe Deer & Bear skin
100 lb flour 4 Tin Kettles 1 pan 8 cups 1 canteen
2 spoons & pepper Box
one musquito Bar
2 Rifles & 1 heavy shot gun with pouches & horns
1 lb Tea 2 lb Coffee 1 pr socks & 14 lb sugar
2 blankets

Journal of Isaac McCoy for the Exploring Expedition of 1828.
 
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Booshway
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Hmmm,what's a musquito bar?


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Hmmm,what's a musquito bar?


Someone wearing a short sleeve shirt where the mosquitoes gather to drink and socialize. Smiler


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Booshway
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That's what I thought....Heh.


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Its a net. I haven't researched them to find out what material was used though.
 
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