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  1. #271
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    how fine does the bug net need to be and why?

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    looks like im investing in a sewing machine

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    Hey Fronkey I am a little slow...I am wondering how I get my hammock in and out of the bug net

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    You put your hammock through the big hole in the bottom and then slip your suspension through the two small holes on each end and there you go.

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    Made one of these last summer from some of RSBTR's 0.5 oz netting. It was initially too big. Had to make it 6" shorter and about 6" shallower (top to bottom.) It weighs less than 5 oz. Find it easy to get in, reach down and cinch the bottom closed. Similarly, I find it easy to reach down and open the bottom, slide it up over my head and then rotate my feet out and get up. I find it easier to use than a zippered bug net.

    Regarding the fabric - it was no harder to work with than other no seeum netting. However, the weave is very tight, friend Firebird described it as "like panty hose." As a result, not a lot of air flow - almost a micro climate around you. I will make a new one in the spring with some of the 0.67 netting from RSBTR. It should be less than an ounce heavier but have better ventilation.

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    I absolutely love that 0.5 noseeum from Ripstop by the roll. It is so light but so easy to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I absolutely love that 0.5 noseeum from Ripstop by the roll. It is so light but so easy to work with.
    Agree 100%. Very fine product.

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    I am excited to make one of these. great instructions!

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    I've heard that sewing rip-stop fabric for hammocks and quilts requires a mighty hefty machine. Is this true for Noseeum mesh or can I get away with making a bug net on a newer/lighter machine? Do I need special needles or thread for the bug net?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrogen View Post
    I've heard that sewing rip-stop fabric for hammocks and quilts requires a mighty hefty machine. Is this true for Noseeum mesh or can I get away with making a bug net on a newer/lighter machine? Do I need special needles or thread for the bug net?
    Ripstop is about as light of a material as you can imagine...bug net being lighter still. You could easily sew 5 layers of either with a very simple/light machine.

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