AZ Hunters - Do you use floorless tents?

hflier

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Hey you guys from AZ. Do you use floorless tents in the mountains? I used to live there and camp alot (lates 80's) and I don't remember a tick problem, but I was always in a tent with a floor. I am paranoid as Oklahoma is tick heaven.

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Craig4791

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I did it last December. You better have a UL bivy to sleep in to keep the critters out! I didn't and had a close call with this guy!

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A tick would be my last concern in a state like Arizona! Picture above says it all. Along with things that slither!!
 
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Negative ghost rider.

On a warmer night in the Catalina's last fall, my grandpa had part of sleeping bag touching the ground and a centipede crawled in and tagged him twice. The poison isn't deadly, but this arm was MIA for a few days, and the secondary infection took a month to heal. The bug looked like a demon, and moved faster than he could walk.

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