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    Question Has anyone ever built a tarpish like mosquito net thingy?

    Traditional tarps don't work well for me. During the winter I use a tarpsock but in the summer this is of course way too hot .
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    After a lot of day dreaming I came up with the idea of making a tarpsock so the top 3/4 of the sock is silnylon and the lower 1/4 is made of mosquito netting. I could simply spin it around when there is no rain so that heat could escape upwards through the mesh but if it started raining I could spin the sock so that the silnylon was on top. Has this been done? I tried searching for this but didn't find anything. If this has been done can you post a link? Thanks so much guys!
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    I haven't seen anyone do it, but it would be simple. Essentially you are looking at a hammock tube sock, half Silnylon & half netting. Slip your hammock through it and cinch up the two ends. You should be able to orient it either way. To flip it, you would simply loosen up the cinched ends a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Make one and post a report!
    That is the game plan!

    I plan on taking a bunch of pictures and maybe a video but if somebody has already gone through the trouble I will just follow their tutorial!
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    I have a vague memory of someone posting a sock (waterproof?) with one or two mesh panels on the bottom. I don't recall any talk of rotating it for superior heat dumping though.

    Vague is the key word here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I have a vague memory of someone posting a sock (waterproof?) with one or two mesh panels on the bottom. I don't recall any talk of rotating it for superior heat dumping though.

    Vague is the key word here.
    This?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=59073

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    That would be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Stellar! My idea is quite a bit more simple but the video that Fish linked to in that thread explains some good details about socks. Thanks so much!
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    Glad to help! Can you post your finished product? I'm tracking the progress made on the dirigible (and all closely related products).

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    Ya definitely. I just finished watching that video and he said the low temp for the night was 55* and the high temp in the sock was 65*. I wish he would have stated the high outside temp to see how relative the inside vs outside temps were because 15* is a crap ton of heat in the summer.

    The problem with the sock I want to make is that my hammock has three attachment points so I can't just slide a sock over and cinch the ends shut. I may end up making a cheaper one out of plastic before I order the silnylon.
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    I just placed my order! 1.35oz silnylon in "Lime" color and a brown mosquito netting to contrast against the almost annoying green . I am so psyched!
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