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Moat for shelter protection against ants

Discussion in 'Shelter' started by Alexandoy, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Pathfinder

    There was a time when the campsite we chose in the forest was infested by ants. They are actually red and black ants of different sizes. For a camper, the presence of ants is not much of a problem during the waking hours since we are active. But how do you sleep when there is the threat of ants? Well, our solution was to build a moat around the shelter – tent or hover, it is best to be located in the grassy area. After digging a canal around the shelter area, fill it with water and you are safe from ants. Now, if the campsite is far from the water source, that’s a problem.
     
  2. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...location, location, location. I can't be bothered to do all that stuff - I buy the appropriate tent for the conditions that apply. So...I don't use a one season tent for the winter. I would use a four season. ALL my tents are bug proof [unless you are silly enough to leave the doors open] and I have a system to illuminate all that comes into the tent before I hit the sac.

    You have some interesting experiences; ones that we haven't experienced in this country. For one thing, moats are definitely frowned upon as hazardous to the environment. If the location is infested - we move on and look for a better site.
     
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