Butt Bungee Zipperless Hammock Bugnet
I posted this earlier but I made a second one and it works too so I'm considering this verified™. It was posted earlier in another thread, but maybe it's worthy of it's own thread?
It's dead simple. Just a sewed length of standard sized bug net to the high side of a footbox gathered end hammock. I grosgrained the edge. Then I take the corners and tie them in knots so I can tie a length of shock cord between them.
I get in the hammock, grab the shock cord, toss it over the ridgeline, then reach over the side of the hammock and push the shock cord underneath the hammock past my hips so it pops back up on the highside.
Tried with straight gathered end hammock
OK I tried this with a regular gathered end hammock and it didn't really work. As suspected, there was not enough bugnet to make the leap around my backside. (no jokes please)
As you said rturtle, I think if I sewed some extra width on the net it might work.
I am playing around with several other styles to see which one I like best. I might come back to this later.