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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Here's a detachable version of Hanginout's zipperless bug net. I call it the Top Entry Detachable (TED) Bug net. Hope you like it!



    I like it a lot, but I have come to have a but.

    A big but what if.

    On my last hike i came across these small fellows who were all over. On top of my tarp, under it and all over my mosquito netting. Luckily I was in my WB Traveler with WB mosquito netting.





    Had i been in my WBBB they would have come in-between the hammock and the HG under quilt, messing it all up.

    As with the WBBB there could be a problem with your setup.

    Just my 2 cent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazeAway View Post
    On my last hike i came across these small fellows who were all over. On top of my tarp, under it and all over my mosquito netting. Luckily I was in my WB Traveler with WB mosquito netting.





    Had i been in my WBBB they would have come in-between the hammock and the HG under quilt, messing it all up.
    We get these critters a lot during certain times of year as well...what's worse, here the hairy ones are actually POISONOUS!
    ...their hair contains an irritant that causes terrible skin eruptions like poison ivy...

    Permethrin would keep them from crawling into that bug setup listed here, I'd guess. However, in our case, just having one of these land on your rig would be unfortunate, as dead or alive, once you came in contact with the hairs that were left on the screen, you'd be toast...

    They crawl around on leaves, but also repel down from trees by their silk

    In certain areas here, it can be a problem hanging out wash. If the wash is down wind of some caterpillars, the clothese will be contaminated and users will get some pretty bad rashes...

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    Pip's, thanks for the video & written directions.
    Sewing challenged person. What is a "pillow seam"?
    Noel V.

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    Wow! Very nice - thanks for sharing!

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    That's awesome!! I love the design and nice work putting it together.
    Fantastic. You should have many relaxing, bug-free nights in that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Can it be installed after hanging the hammock, or does the suspension thread through the ends of the net?
    I threaded the suspension through a pencil sized slit I left at the top of the seam when I sewed the ridge cap to the sides. You could install it after you hung the hammock. If you were going to do that every time you hung, you could leave a bigger slit with velcro to close it up or something similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koaloha05 View Post
    Pip's, thanks for the video & written directions.
    Sewing challenged person. What is a "pillow seam"?
    You've probably seen pillow envelope seams on the back of decorative pillow shams. They're just two pieces of fabric that, instead of being sewn together to make a permanent closure, overlap each other to make a closure that can be opened. These are the best pictures I can find:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    You've probably seen pillow envelope seams on the back of decorative pillow shams. They're just two pieces of fabric that, instead of being sewn together to make a permanent closure, overlap each other to make a closure that can be opened. These are the best pictures I can find:
    Ah...I think I get it.

    When you said "Then I sewed it down to the net on both sides (the "pillow envelope" seam). ", do you mean you sewed the outer/bottom ends of the ridgecap to the bugnet sides along the seam where the two sides had been sewn together?

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    Thanks Pips!
    Your design deals with my zipper issues, diy bug socks that were a bit of a disappointment.
    Noel V.

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    Looks awesome!

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