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    DIY bugnet

    I used Fronkey's design. Extremely simple! For the fabric, I used "Wally World" Mainstay "Marjorie window scarf" in black. I bought two large ones, 60 x 216, sewed the two together on the long side and cut at the length I needed. Could have just bought one, folded it in half and had enough, but I always over estimate, had enough for two. Wife says its my quantity issue, blah blah blah.. It's really fine mesh, so it's not quite as "airy" as more expensive fabrics made for bug nets, but at $14.95, readily available, no shipping, for one net, not too bad.
    I used 1.75 lashit for the pull cord. I think I made the channel a little too small, the shock cord seemed to "stick" a bit too much.

    Finished one and will make another to give to one of the boy scouts in the troop for an award for something, maybe for the best student in the "Unofficial BSA Hammock Camping Merit Badge Class" I'm teaching week after next at summer camp.

    Have 16 boys signed up for the class. I think it will be Exhausting but fun.
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    Hi Carl,

    We are currently working on bug nets with zippered and shock cord closures. Right now we are looking for a few different people to take the bug net out and give us some feedback on the design, how we could improve it, etc. If this is something you would be interested in, shoot us a pm, and we can set it up.
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    I'm sold on the top entry design, aka TED, but tulle does not work well with it or else I am too clumsy for tulle. It was a failed but inexpensive experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Karl, fwiw, the nets made of really fine mesh are hot...almost no breeze gets through. I have had good luck with a larger mesh size, treated with permethrin. I currently am using 200 openings/square inch netting from Barre Army/Navy.
    You sure make good suggestions, oldgringo. Barre is a great site! Thank you!

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    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz View Post
    I picked up a couple of these Skeeta Tents. I sowed the edges together, left a small opening with a draw cord on one end and cut the other off at the length I wanted. I put velcro on that end so I can slide the net down if I want to use the hammock in chair mode. On one side I ripped the seam and put a zipper in for entry. I'm in my 11' DIY hammock in the picture.
    thanks, i just ordered 2
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