Mosquito Bar

The Expedition party was equipped with cheesecloth mosquito bars which served as barriers ("bars") to keep mosquitos and other insects away from the sleeping men. A mosquito bar typically was a piece of netting or cheesecloth draped over a wooden frame which was usually box-shaped to cover a cot or a sleeping bag. The frames for many mosquito bars used for camping in the late 1800s and early 1900s were self-supporting or freestanding but the cheesecloth just as easily could have been suspended from tree branches or poles without frames.


References in the Texts:

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For other topics referenced in the Expedition texts, please refer to the Index to Subjects and Names.
1892 Everglades Exploration Expedition : Three Digital Texts, 2015