This spring I've made a few DIY bridge hammocks from a common design, dubbed elsewhere as the "Grizz Bridge". One of the Grizz Bridge owners needs a bug-net though, and since he's a gram weenie I made up a partial bug-net such as made its debut in the "Ask Professor Hammock" video. The idea is to create an enclosed space around the torso, and count on the legs being protected by a quilt. The finished product weighs 3.5 oz.
The cut pattern with dimensions is shown below.
Key design features are
- Attachment at corner of the hammock through slots with opposing omnitape sides to fasten.
- Small sack at the head, for utility and to encourage backside to "seal" against the hammock body
- Bug-net widens to 50", where attached is an elastic band that goes under the hammock body to pull the sides in close
- Tab for lifting net above head with an additional bit of elastic cord to a ridgeline, if needed (added after the pictures "in the yard" to follow were taken)
- Two elastic bands with mitten hooks to attach to the mid-point of the hammock.
Some pictures of it in the yard follow.