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Using Fly Nets

My husband only wears baseball caps. Will the fly net work on this type of a hat?

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1. Re: Using Fly Nets

Yes, it just goes over your own hat.

See pic below.

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Oz
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2. Re: Using Fly Nets

Hi,

In most cases the fly veil goes on the hat not the fly. Some visitors and flys are exceptions to this rule. When are you visiting? The fly situation varies greatly from summer to winter.

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Maui
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3. Re: Using Fly Nets

Hi...We are visiting the 2nd week of Oct. That's your spring, thou we could have some early arrivals??? Thanks for the picture Ellemay.

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4. Re: Using Fly Nets

Hi,

Yes they will be waiting.

BTW a base ball cap is great for playing baseball but makes for very poor sun protection in the Central Australian Desert or anywhere else in Oz for that matter. To avoid sun burn/heat stress etc you both need to wear hats with a wide brim or Legionnaires style (to protect the back of the neck), , long sleeves, masses of sun block and drink far more water that you ever have before or stay in the shade.

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5. Re: Using Fly Nets

Hmm, sensible reply!

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6. Re: Using Fly Nets

Hi,

Oct is not too bad for flies the worst months are in summer - Dec / Jan / Feb -

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7. Re: Using Fly Nets

Baseball caps were never designed to prevent heat stroke or sunburn. Take OZRCFLYER's advice - all of it.

Edited: 4:34 am, May 24, 2013
Maui
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8. Re: Using Fly Nets

I will work on him. We are very aware of drinking water and being very prepared that way. We live in Kihei on Maui which is the sunny part of the island. He has a long sleeve sun shirt and is bringing that. He would prefer to put sunscreen on his face and neck than wear a wide brimmed hat.

I am bringing a small collapsible cooler with us, so I can use this to bring extra water to leave in the trunk.

It's hard not to "mother" your husband.

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9. Re: Using Fly Nets

Hi,

What you are used to in coastal tropical areas is a humid heat that can be unplesant but will not kill you. The dry heat in the Central Australian Desert has no associated humidity and can kill you PDQ without appropriate clothing and measures to protect yourselves.

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10. Re: Using Fly Nets

Oh...I knew it was going to be hot, but didn't think of it as dry heat. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate everyone's help.

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