+3 on the poncho.
I use a Dri-ducks poncho with DIY weathershield mod myself. Though, I primarily use it to block wind and splash-up; it should serve the purpose of detering insects as well.
Alternatively you could...
A) Get a second single lay hammock of the same deminsions and re whip them both together.
B) Purchase fabric, of the proper width, about 2ft longer than your hammock's body. Without sewing, you can roll a drawcord up in the ends and whip it altogether with your Byer. The width is gonna be important since you are wanting to avoid hemming those sides. (its not hard, intimidating at first but not hard.) you could also use heat'n bond & an iron to make temporary no sew hems if you must. In this case I would probably recommend a calandered, DWR treated, ripstop nylon; so it gives you the wind & splash resistance as well.
EDIT: Oh! And Permethrin will also go a long way to preventing insect bites through the hammock. I also find, at least for myself, that mega dosing on Vitamin B complex keeps the 'siquitos away. They can't digest it and can smell it through your skin. Garlic is very high in Vitamin B, that's why it is eaten to deter the flying devils.
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Last edited by AaronAlso; 03-07-2012 at 10:23..