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    Question Special Bugnet

    Hey everybody!

    I just got infected by this nasty hammock-virus while planing my backpacking trip through Indonesia

    While backpacking, weight is one of the most important factors for my setup.
    My idea was to buy a sturdy, cheap hammock and use the bugnet I'm carrying for "normal" beds for my hammock to save the weight of an extra bugnet.
    Few weeks ago, I receieved my Claytor "No net" and fell in love with it
    Since then, I'm searching the internet for any instructions to use a regular bugnet without destroying it.
    I don't have my bugnet yet, so if you have any suggestions what to buy and how to prepare it, I would be very thankful.

    My plan was to take the net, cut a small hole in the top, put my suspension through and wrap the other end around my hammock - like a sock bugnet.
    If it's neccessary, I'll sew in some zipper or something like that.
    Anyone any ideas/howto's whatever to help me?

    Greetings,

    Martin

    ps: Yes, ridgeline is present.
    ps #2: Yes, I noticed the suspension needs to be replaced

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    I've been playing around with a net recently for when I carry a different hammock to the BB.

    The concept is fairly simple, just a net suspended from a ridgeline and then a weighted skirt around the bottom with poppers to close it up.

    I did this diagram for somebody a couple of days ago, it might be of some use ..

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    Thanks for the quick resonse ;-)

    Looks like a nice idea, but:

    1. I never mesaured it, but the website says that my hammock is about 3m long(ok, maybe less when ridgeline is in use) but even 2,7m seems a little long for a regular butnet. Or do you suggest not to buy one but to make the whole net?

    2. Have you tested the bottomsealing? I really don't want any of these Indonesian bugs in my hammock...

    Thanks,

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMartin View Post
    2. Have you tested the bottomsealing? I really don't want any of these Indonesian bugs in my hammock...
    You could use zipper on the bottom for a sure closure.
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    Sure - thanks...

    Do you think there's a problem with the net touching the ground?

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    Here is a pic from Warbonnet !
    Check out his Blackbird Hammocks, best out there ,IMO

    I am planning to sew a bugnet like this ,for my Nano-7 .
    I bought the No-See-Um Mosquito netting from Ebay.

    Good luck and watch out for snakes down there
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    B/C he got them now

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    This type of net is the one I'm going for, I think.
    Good luck with your project

    But this net is only useable for a hammock...
    Most of the time I going to sleep in hostels or homestays or whatever - at least not in place where I can hang my hammock. In those places a bugnet for my bed is a must-have.

    So if I find a way to make some sort of hammock-bugnet which can be unmounted and serve as bugnet for my bed...

    I think I'm just going to go shopping in my favorite outdoor-store and see what they've got to offer...

    Any more ideas?

    Good luck and watch out for snakes down there
    SNAKES?!

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    I think you just have to experiment

    Beds in Asia tend to be close to the floor.
    So if you used that design, made it a bit bigger, put a loop in middle of the ridge at the top and put the zipper in bottom as suggested in post 4.

    It may not be beautiful, but it would work, i think

    I never bothered about snakes before, but at the last trip to Thailand we had a couple of close encounters read here.

    That, made me Google "snakes in Thailand" and that didnīt calm me down
    Just, make noise when walking in the jungle

    Here is a link:
    Snakes in Indonesia
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    Hey,

    by now, I think there's little hope to make my solution look not completely ***

    But hey, I just don't have to forgett to remove the net before taking such nice pictures as you did

    @Snakes:
    I made the experience, that if there are humans around, you should be worried about them at first
    No, seriously, I think without sneaking around and a little common sense(and maybe a paddle), it needs very bad luck to get bitten...
    Let's hope the best.

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by moski View Post
    It looks like this kind would be the easiest to make, and would help alleviate the problem of mosquitoes biting through the bottom of the hammock if no UQ is used. Am I correct to think this way?

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