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    Is this fabric OK for bugnet

    I am trying to make two complete hammock kits cheap (plus who am I kidding, I am just cheap in general).

    What is the cheapest fabric that is good for bug netting.
    I am in the swampy Lowcountry of South Carolina so bugs are an issue - including no seeums.

    Will this work?:
    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewpr...uctId=67471331

    Thanks

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    That would be an ideal fabric to allow even deer ticks to get into the hammock. That is essentially the athletic net they use for drain pockets on gym bags. The mosquitoes and all the other flying/crawling critters would thank you from the bottom of their little hearts for the place to roost
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    Thanks. That what I thought, but could not tell from the pic.

    What about this: http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewpr...uctId=76946574

    Or this: http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewpr...uctId=48185335

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    Rev is correct. Try this stuff instead and the bugs don't stand a chance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    Thanks. That what I thought, but could not tell from the pic.

    What about this: http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewpr...uctId=76946574

    Or this: http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewpr...uctId=48185335
    I looked at the mosquito netting (second link) at Hancock in person a few days ago. It would keep the mosquitos out but it is definitely not "no-see-um" netting. It will let the really small stuff through.

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    Thanks Nomoore

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    Organza also works...
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    If you want to go the cheap route you can use tulle...they sell it at Joann and hancock fabric stores...not sure of durability compared to no see um but it would be cheaper. No see um would be the better choice if you can afford..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcsandSparks View Post
    If you want to go the cheap route you can use tulle...they sell it at Joann and hancock fabric stores...not sure of durability compared to no see um but it would be cheaper. No see um would be the better choice if you can afford..
    I tried Tulle in my first DIY hammock and it lasted one trip.
    If you use Tulle, be careful how you handle it. that stuff is weak.

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