I just got in some material to make a DIY bug net for my gathered end, 1.1 DL. I ordered from Mosquito Curtains their toughest netting, wide enough to cover my hammock end to end, and long enough to make a few extra nets. (123" by 13' was $78, and the package feels like it weighed about 5 pounds...) http://www.mosquitocurtains.com/home...o-netting.html
This stuff came in yesterday, and I tell you, it is tough enough to make a trampoline out of it, it should stop dive bombers! It cuts pretty easy with scissors, and I stitched a rolled hem with a zigzag stitch. It didn't seem necessary for durability, as the website claims you can't tear it from the raw edge...
It is definitely not lightweight, but the piece I am using should be packable and definitely durable. My intentions are for a bug net that goes end to end, over the ridgeline, and gathers underneath using shock cord, or other methods.
I apologize for no pictures, but when my kids get back from camp, I can get them to do the photos, as they are more technically inclined.
The other material I am using is this stuff that comes in a package, Cabin Creek Mosquito Netting, 48" by 72". (Sort of a polyester gossamer) Right now they are sold out, but I have two in hand and one more on the way to stitch together and see how it works. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=742705
This material is the total opposite of the mosquito curtain material, it is OD, which will better match my ACU ripstop hammock, very lightweight, and should be easy to sew. It is definitely more cheaper, as that is my purpose with going DIY I have some concerns about breathability, and the durability. If it ever touches the ground, or a tree, or velcro, (or gets hit by a dive bomber) I am afraid it might snag.
Do any others have experiences with using either of this material? I will try and post pictures and finished results later. By the way, the wife saw the mosquito curtains, and wants me to make a sun shade for the west side of the house with the leftovers!
Take it easy,