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Scott Jurek Interview: Gear For A.T. Speed Record

Quick Shelter – Sea To Summit Mosquito Net

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There’s a saying that goes: “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Truth.

Jurek had little time to sleep, so he needed every moment to count, and he used this light shelter near the end of the trek when his time was getting very short indeed.

“I used it the last week and a half to keep the bugs at bay when sleeping on the trail,” he said. “The last 2.5 weeks I had to sleep sometimes at shelters or sometimes right on trail, maybe for just a half-hour nap.”

Hang this over a branch or tree and get some shuteye.

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Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.