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    mil bug net

    I contacted my supply guy to see if they had any bug nets laying around and he said sure come by to pick some up. This is what i got,

    http://www.catomaoutdoor.com/Catalog...fo.aspx?id=155

    The footprint is 86" you think it is worth trying to mod? I'm not worried about size/weight (within reason) it'll be used for car/family camping.
    I'm thinking cutting out the botton and making it deeper or flipping it over and use it as the bottom.

    Any ideas... should i just keep it as is and make a different design?

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    Re: mil bug net

    Not for that price, hopefully!! I got a military bug net that is supposed to be suspended over a cot. I had to cut off lots of material and it took quite a bit of time. However, it turned out to be exactly what I needed. It would have been MUCH easier if I had just started with plain mesh material and made it Fronkey style. I did make mine that style, but it was much harder working with that huge piece of material that was not square.
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    the price i paid was free ninty free

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    Free is always a good price. What are the actual dimensions of the mesh material?
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    W=90"x 33" at head / 23" at foot
    H= 33"at head/ 25"foot

    the 90" is what is getting me??? it's probably too short. the only thing i can think of is to use it upside down as the bottom half and sew a top to it.
    Probably not woth the work!

    anyone know of a ground dweller that would like to trade??

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    Re: mil bug net

    I think that's a good idea. Even if you had two to sew together, I wouldn't be enough to make a bugnet for a hammock.
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    So I took the rings off the outer perimeter and cut out the bottom out. My plan is to flip it over and sew the top half with an approximate 36" section \ / working up to the ridgeline and using it as the bottom half instead of the bungee method. Still on the fence about keeping the ring as a spreader, don't know if it'll be needed. The nice thing it it already has zippers on both sides.

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    If you can, post some pics of it. It would be cool to see how it turns out.
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    I'll post pics once i start sewing, I'm holding myself back so I don't rush it. I'm debating on ordering the noseeum or using the tulle/curtain.

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