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    Make bug net removable?

    Hi there,

    I'm relatively new to hammock camping and have only been on a few trips, but so far I enjoy it a lot!

    I have the Amazonas Moskito Traveller Thermo hammock. Everything about is great about it, except for the attached bugnet. When I'm just sitting in the hammock I would like to get the bugnet out of the way. Also, it would be great to have my ridgeline run on the inside of the bugnet, so that I can hang stuff from it.

    There are only zippers on one side and they don't go all the way to the end of the hammock. I though about just cutting the net open and adding a few pieces of velcro, but I'm not sure if this is the best way to do it.

    Have any of you tried a mod like this before or do you know of a better way to do this?


    Thanks,
    Sebastian

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    If you're going to go down that road you might as well remove the bug-net completely, add the structural-ridgeline and create the new bugnet.

    This will allow you to bunch up the bugnet around the ridgeline when it is not in use (careful what you hang from there).

    Moreover, if you go on a trip in winter... no need for the bug-net! You can leave it at home and have a roomier hammock!

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    That sounds like the best way to do it.

    Would you reuse the bugnet or buy a different one? And how can I make sure the new bugnet is "sealed" around the hammock?

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    Before you go cutting up a useable item, buy a Dutch netless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SebastianLondal View Post
    That sounds like the best way to do it.

    Would you reuse the bugnet or buy a different one? And how can I make sure the new bugnet is "sealed" around the hammock?
    I would try to reuse the bugnet but adding the structural ridgeline may affect your hammocks geometry.

    As others have said, it migjt be worthwhile to try a nrtless hammock if you will be using it in low critter-risk conditions.

    As for sealing the entire thing, zippers are the way to go.

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    Or get a "fronkey style" bug net...

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/bottom-entry-bugnet/

    OR...make your own, zippered or bottom entry:

    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collect...iy-bugnet-kits

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    Before you start any major operations, try simply flipping the hammock when you want to sit in it. Just make sure that the bug net is not stressed before you sit down fully. This method is not applicable with hammocks that have an integrated bug net that is smaller / shaped differently than the hammock body, but I belive that the Amazonas hammocks have a rectangular bug net of the same size as the hammock.

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    I just checked my Amazonas Mosquito Traveller Extreme, and flipping it works perfectly. Afaik, many manufacturers of this hammock type actually recommend flipping the hammock when you don't need or want the bug net.

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    "Flippin the Bird", as Dutch would call it.

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