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    Senior Member AT4ever's Avatar
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    Alter a Coghlans?

    Anybody tried any mods on the rectangular Coghlans bugnet? I picked one up the other day for $18 at Dicks Sporting Goods. I was thinking it would be somewhat cheaper than ordering material online and paying shipping. I'm currently scratching my noggin and thinking how to make it work as a simple weighted drape over the ridgeline.

    It's dimensions are: 58" x 78" x 38"w

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    Quote Originally Posted by AT4ever View Post
    Anybody tried any mods on the rectangular Coghlans bugnet? I picked one up the other day for $18 at Dicks Sporting Goods. I was thinking it would be somewhat cheaper than ordering it online and paying shipping. I'm currently scratching my noggin and thinking how to make it work as a simple weighted drape over the ridgeline.
    You can use safety pins to hold it to the ridgeline, or tie 2 corners together at each end of your hammock...

    If you need weights, if it's long enough, roll a rock in a corner and safety-pin or just sew the corners into pockets.

    My first net was like this, but I needed a weight in the center on each side.

    If it's not big enough, maybe sew or safety pin it on one side and weight it down on the other, no pins needed at the ridgeline....
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    I would agree on the rock pockets. Or if you wanted more inexpensive netting, I went with a skeeta tent like this.

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    Dejoha did one of his awesome illustrations on a very similar project--no rocks required. Click here Good luck!
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    I'm pretty sure Randy did this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AT4ever View Post
    Anybody tried any mods on the rectangular Coghlans bugnet? I picked one up the other day for $18 at Dicks Sporting Goods. I was thinking it would be somewhat cheaper than ordering material online and paying shipping. I'm currently scratching my noggin and thinking how to make it work as a simple weighted drape over the ridgeline.

    It's dimensions are: 58" x 78" x 38"w
    I've used one (well a similar coleman model) without alteration. I do have ideas of how to modify it. It would involve a slit down the head end and foot end, and some loops on either side of slit.
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    ...takes me back to Scout camp twenty years ago. We duct taped tobacco stakes to our cots and tied those puppies on or we'dve never made it through the summer. If I could only go back...and HANG through those years!

    Never saw dejoha's illustration. Now off for a new project!
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    Thanks for the input folks... I'ma gonna' go check the resources you guys mentioned and see what brews up!

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    Thanks Pips! Downloaded the illustration for perusal.

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