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    Bugnet time

    I'm starting to build a new hammock for this season. It's about time to add a bug net. What are you guys doing?

    I'm thinking of making a Tom Claytor style bugnet attached with Velcro like a Speer. That way I wouldn't need a ridgeline.

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    Hi funbun!
    it would be better if you have a structural ridgeline. It would save you the trouble in adjusting your hammock everytime you set it up. I have a claytor clone with zipper on both sides. I used two slider/runner per side making entry and exit easier. The ridgeline was attached to hammock ends like Jeff's (http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock4.html) and through the netting (i poke a hole near the grossgrain netting support and sewed a patch of grossgrain for support around it). You can stow the netting by wrapping it around the ridgeline and tying it with the netting's shock cord. I also tied the ridgeline a little bit higher on the hammock support. This will give you more headroom and uncluttered space specially if you use spreader bar for your netting.

    have a nice day!

    P.s. velcro sucks. Noisy and difficult to close specially at night!
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    I like my ridgeline, it allows the same hang as said above and I can hang stuff from it at night.

    A couple thoughts.

    By TC and no ridgeline are you meaning cutting a bugnet small enough so it is pulled tight when you get in the hammock? If so I would be careful not to pull it too tight and stress the seams. That seams like it could be a weak link. You could reinforce it with GGR, but if you are going to do that I would just add a ridgeline.

    Don't forget the biggest ones bite from underneath. I made a bivy that goes around the hammock. I have a pic in my gallery. I am about to make another one. Something with a bigger opening. This one is hard to get in and out of.
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    I've got plenty of noseeum. I've have thought of making a tube bugnet.

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    What about one like this: ENO Guardian BugNet?

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    Yeah, something like that.

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    did you notice the little plastic clips they use? i wonder if they would turn loose of a few?
    i don't know just what size they are, could be handy for attaching stuff???
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    Think they're more convenient than JRB or BPL micro-biners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    did you notice the little plastic clips they use? i wonder if they would turn loose of a few?
    i don't know just what size they are, could be handy for attaching stuff???
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