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    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
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    I have been using the "Fronkey Style" bugnet for several years now but with out the shock cord channel and I have not had any trouble with the bugs.
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    sounds like you know what you need in your location better than anyone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    ?.. I'm making one change. The shock cord channel will be grosgrain, which will soak up and hold permethrin, which the netting will not...
    Hey OG, do you think the grossgrain will interfere with the shock cord's ability to bunch up the opening smaller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi Tate View Post
    Hey OG, do you think the grossgrain will interfere with the shock cord's ability to bunch up the opening smaller?
    Au contraire, mon frere. I think it helps. There's grosgrain on the suspension openings of my BIAS Buginator and NanoBuginator.
    “The way to see by Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.” - Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi Tate View Post
    Hey OG, do you think the grossgrain will interfere with the shock cord's ability to bunch up the opening smaller?
    It's prolly ok on a bugnet since you don't need fine control. I did grosgrain on the end channels of an UQ before, and it was a mistake. In that case it did cause problems cinching tight enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Well, it looks as if this project is a "go." I'm off to JoAnns this weekend for some tulle. That will be my prototype material.
    You could try the Walmart curtain section for materials too. I got a huge piece of, well don't know exactly what it was, but it is supposably cat proof, and looks like bug netting. I never made the bug net out of it, but would probably be cheaper than Joanns. I threw away the packaging and rolled it up with my other fabric, but I think it was like $10 for enough to make a full Fronky bug net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
    You could try the Walmart curtain section for materials too. I got a huge piece of, well don't know exactly what it was, but it is supposably cat proof, and looks like bug netting. I never made the bug net out of it, but would probably be cheaper than Joanns. I threw away the packaging and rolled it up with my other fabric, but I think it was like $10 for enough to make a full Fronky bug net.
    I made mine out of the black window shear material From Wally world. It works great and I hade enough left over for a stuff sack and some snake skins for a tarp.
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    I love these zombie threads. Back when MAD777 first started this thread in 2012, he probably only had 6,000 posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I love these zombie threads. Back when MAD777 first started this thread in 2012, he probably only had 6,000 posts.
    Hey, cat-proof Fronkey bug nets are more relevant than ever. Didn't you see his PNT trip report from about six months ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanglingModifier View Post
    Hey, cat-proof Fronkey bug nets are more relevant than ever. Didn't you see his PT trip report from about six months ago?
    You have to get in the proper testing after all. It's bear proof too. haha

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