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    I like this a lot. I've got a few ideas rolling in my head about how to handle the seal better. If I can knock out a successful prototype, I'll share.

    One thing I did want to share that makes me really want to do this. If you put some grosgrain loops on each channel edge, when you flip the bugnets, you can use mitten hooks to connect them under you and thus create a big no-seeum pocket under your hammock. If done right, you could use this for storage and/or a little extra insulation boost in the winter etc making the bugnet less useless for the colder months. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scum View Post
    I like this a lot. I've got a few ideas rolling in my head about how to handle the seal better. If I can knock out a successful prototype, I'll share.

    One thing I did want to share that makes me really want to do this. If you put some grosgrain loops on each channel edge, when you flip the bugnets, you can use mitten hooks to connect them under you and thus create a big no-seeum pocket under your hammock. If done right, you could use this for storage and/or a little extra insulation boost in the winter etc making the bugnet less useless for the colder months. Just a thought.
    Anyone ever heard the saying "none us of are as smart as all of us" ??
    I don't recall ever seeing that so clearly as I do here at HF.
    The free exchange of ideas really seams to result in rapid evolution of good ideas into great ideas.
    I think this thread is a shining example (and not just because I contributed an idea)
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    Thats a super idea, well executed!
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    Can you make the top cover out of bug netting with shock cord on the bottom channels of that top piece?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captn View Post
    Can you make the top cover out of bug netting with shock cord on the bottom channels of that top piece?
    That's what I was thinking too. Fixed noseeum top cover. Wouldn't non-stretchy edging give the shock cord channels something to rest against?

    Or, possibly make the entry from one side only and use the fixed portion to provide a more rigid closure flap.

    Hmmm... so many possibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captn View Post
    Can you make the top cover out of bug netting with shock cord on the bottom channels of that top piece?
    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    That's what I was thinking too. Fixed noseeum top cover. Wouldn't non-stretchy edging give the shock cord channels something to rest against?

    Or, possibly make the entry from one side only and use the fixed portion to provide a more rigid closure flap.

    Hmmm... so many possibilities.
    Good stuff, Somebody needs to start thread injecting some prototypes

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    Good stuff, Somebody needs to start thread injecting some prototypes
    I just put it on my ever growing list.

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    And I thought you outdid yourself with the triangle thingies. Very nice design Mark!
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    Rather then create an additional top cover piece, you could also just cut one side of the bug net longer then the other sideand it would flop over the ridgeline, self-sealing.

    You could integrate a few small netting pockets into the edge of the "flopping over" piece into which you could place some small items to keep the netting weighed down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    Good stuff, Somebody needs to start thread injecting some prototypes
    I've got the side netting done. Haven't started the cover yet... can't decide which way I want to do it, and its getting a bit past my bed time.

    I hoped to finish this tonight, but the shockcord that I ordered earlier this week hasn't come in yet. Hope it comes tomorrow.

    Here's what I'm thinking:
    -I really like the flexibility of the original design because you can get in or out on either side.
    -I like also like the idea of making a flap on one of the sides that can fold over the top, eliminating the need for the cover.
    -The hammock I'm working on is for my 7 yr old daughter.I don't think she'll be too keen on dealing with the flap, so for this one, I think the cover is a better option. I may do a flap on one for me later.
    -I'm torn on making the cover of nylon vs netting. The netting is harder to work with and I'm not eager to try a cat or parabolic curve in light netting. Probably will do nylon to make the sewing easier.
    -Also thinking about how to make the cover secure enough to seal well, but easy to remove. Or maybe not. On second thought, I don't think it is a priority that the cover is removable. At least not for this hammock.

    So, I'll sleep on it (the idea, not the hammock) and see what I think over the weekend. Really wanted to finish this tonight so I can work on IX TQs when my shipment of supplies arrives tomorrow... but finishing tonight looks unlikely.

    Great timing on this thread, by the way.
    I took my 7 yr old daughter on her first backpacking trip last weekend with a bunch of HF.net folks. She used my wife's HH ULBA... which I put up for sale last Friday. The HH sold, so my daughter is on me to do 2 things:
    -add a bug net to her DIY hammock
    -add a HH style bottom entry to her DIY hammock.
    So far, this looks like a super option for making a bug net that will keep the bugs off of her, but make it easy for her to get in and out from the sides. Maybe she'll like it enough that I won't have to add the HH style bottom entry.
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