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    To bug net or not to bug net

    I would like some opinions from you guys that use add on bug net's. Looking at a few pics it seems they might lay on the ground at points. Do you guys seem to have to hang the hammock a little higher than usual?

    I'm debating buying a bug net and use it with my WL Snipe or just buy a BB or HH I cant make up my mind

    Do you guys have any pro's or con's on netting I appreciate any input and helpful suggestions from everybody.
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    It all depends on when you do most of your camping. Personally, I find an integrated bugnet extremely annoying during spring, fall & winter when bugs are non-existent.

    Then again, an independent bugnet is more of a hassle, if you ask me. Whether it's zipper or gathered closure w/cinch cord, it's a pain in the butt. There are bug socks and half bugnets too, but they all aren't half as convenient as an integrated bugnet.

    So pick your poison.

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    with my snipe,,when I do use a bug net,,just using about 6-7ft of no seum netting 60 inches wide draped over the head position half of the snipe,,I cut a slit of about 1.5 ft and let it hang on me about my knees and tie it to the end of the hammock then at the half end where the slit is cut,,tie it to RL and good to go. Only weighs about 3 ozes otherwise,,the other bug net I have is made by Wilderness Logics and have really never needed to use it but it weighs out at about 8.5 ozes and both are treated with permethrin and works great. Yeppers,,pick your poison, play with em till you find what suits your fancy.

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    I'm new here too, but after doing some looking around, I decided to get the ENO Guardian net to go with my ENO double nest hammock.

    I like it because when it's unzipped it's not hanging wide open like some of the other brands do with the horizontal zippers. That would give the bugs a better chance of getting in w/me

    I don't use a seperate RL to hang the bug net.

    I use the structural ridge line (SRL) of the hammock to suspend the bug net. This way, only the attached bug net storage bag brushes the ground a little, but that's no big deal. I could raise the RL by attaching it further up the hammock suspension to get the RL higher, which would raise the bug net some more.

    Hope this makes sense!

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    I use an ENO Guardian and like it. I do use a designated ridgeline for it (masons line) so I can hang it a bit higher. This keeps it off the ground and seems to give it more width at hammock level....hope that makes sense.

    The best part is....when it don't need it, I don't bring it.

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    I like a separate bugnet. Specifically, Fronkey style net.
    I think that sewn in bugnets adversely affect the lay of my hammock. Even though there is more fabric in a separate net, the weight of a separate net is about the same as a sewn in one because of the zipper in the sewn in net.
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    In the Smokys this past weekend it was buggy at both campsites-both right on the creeks so it was expected. I did not use a material bug net on or around the Traveler. I did use the permethrin bugnet and had no bug infestation.

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    The one major difference I see using a sewn bug net is not dropping the top quilt when getting out. Seems like it is always falling out of my Traveler, but stays nicely using a BB

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    I prefer a separate net for several reasons.

    -I don't use it when I don't need it. We have plenty of bugs in GA, but I often rt out with the bug net around my "waist" an pull it up if it gets buggy. If its winter, I don't carry it at all.
    -It allows me access to the draw bungees on my UQ to adjust from the hammock. Not a big deal much now, but while I was getting my UQ dialed in, I would occassionally feel a chill and need to reposition it it adjust the head end draw bungee to tighen it up on my shoulders.
    -Mine has no zipper. Mine is similar to the sgt rock, Papa Smurf??, one that's a tube with a draw string at the head end. It can start at my feet and I can pull it up and cinch it shut from in the hammock.it's a snug fit with just enough room to keep from compressing the bottom of my UQ. It doesn't touch the ground.
    -I didn't like the ENO with an under quilt because it was tough to stick the UQ through the vertical zipper. It was well made, but a little heavy as well. It will touch the ground, but not a concern. I've seen folks stick their shoes in the net to keep the creepy crawlies out of their shoes.

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    I'm a separate bug net fan. As those above have mentioned you can leave it when you don't need it, and you can more easily adjust your UQ. But also, when its crazy hot out you can throw off your top quilt and the bug net will catch it, at least I could with my old bug net. I just made a new one and its deeper than the last, but I don't think it touches the ground. Anyway separate is a good option if you're only gonna have one hammock.
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