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    Fishnet Snakeskins?

    I am brand new into the Hammocking world, and I've got a Hammock Gear Bugnet Hammock, with a Hammock Gear Journey tarp on order currently. I am looking at the snakeskins, and I am wondering if I could make my own snakeskin. I do have a basic sewing machine, but I am thinking about making skins out of fishnet, figuring it would be lighter. I realize that it won't really ventilate any better, as the tarp itself would be all wrapped up inside of it anyway, but is there a good reason that fishnet wouldn't work? I suppose I couldn't really "sew" a fishnet, but maybe I could knot the joinery? Wondering if anyone has done anything similar?

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    Well, several vendors make snakeskins out of No-see-um netting. I'm not sure how robust your fishnet is, perhaps it's good.
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    Welcome to the hammock hanging neighborhood! I wonder if the tarp's ridgeline and guy out connection points (D rings or Linelocs) might snag on the larger fish net openings. Depends on the type of fishnet material. A common theme on the Forum is give it a try & report back. Might be a good idea.

    I'm limited in my DIY skills, but snake skins are perhaps one of the easier items to make. I did successfully make mine with No-Seeum.

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    Ha ha- maybe you could make them out of fishnet stockings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tato Spud View Post
    I wonder if the tarp's ridgeline and guy out connection points (D rings or Linelocs) might snag on the larger fish net openings.

    That was my first thought, too.

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    I use elastic hair ties. Fast and simple to use.
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    ohhhhh, that's kinda brilliant! I tried just stuffing it, and all my guylines are a disaster now. I like this hair tie idea now. How many ties did you put on the ridgeline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wa4chq View Post
    I use elastic hair ties. Fast and simple to use.
    That is a great idea! I am totally going to do this!

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    The ties stay on the rolled up tarp, tarp taken off ridge line and stowed. To deploy, I hang ridge line, connect tarp to RL, spread it out then slide the ties to each end. Maybe a total of 8-10...4 or 5 per side of rolled up tarp. I think I have a vid somewhere showing me deploying and stowing tarp using the hair ties. For now, here's a vid from a few years ago that shows the tarp before deployment.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...tails&mid=1378
    Go to 3:07 if you don't want to watch the whole vid.
    I've never used the snakeskins...I was originally. But before I sat down to make a pair, I read about using hair ties here on Hammock Forums. I wish I could remember who's post it was...I can't take credit for the idea. I just know after reading the post, I thought it was such a simple solution, I had to give it a try. Have not looked back.
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