I have made some hammocks before(DiY asyms, mostly) , one has bug netting attached that has a full zip down one side. The other 2 do not have bug netting yet. I'm planning on hammocking for a thruhike of the AT starting late March of 2012... Anyway, I'll need some bug netting i'm sure. I see a lot of people have bug socks, but it seems to me that I can't use the tie outs on the sides of my hammock if I have a sock.
Is there some reason a lot of people here tend to use socks?
Also, how can I determine how much fabric is needed for the bug netting on a DiY asym. I did it before, but ended up with a little excess on one side of it. No big deal, but i had to modify the netting to correct the issue.