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    Ref, that netting will work fine. To save on shipping, you can have it sent directly to the hammocks for haiti below. Thanks so much.
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    wow...$22 for 20 yards. I like the green color of the first one (117, I think) and the fact that it's soft but it's only 200 holes per ??? sq inch???

    in a conversation with Seth ? from Trek Light Gear (when I wrote saying that I find visibility not good with the white netting they are using in their new bug nets) and asked whether it was no see 'um mesh. he said that there are many varieties so he just put the number and it was 525, I think.

    http://www.treklightgear.com/catalog...?idproduct=219 click on the specs

    the second one in the military site is 500/525 but it is medium thickness and it sounds like a roll I bought a long time ago and is totally unsuitable for hammocks. better for window screening.

    to go this route requires a lot of cutting and sewing. There are ready-made mosquito nets in lots of village stores in south america - made in china, I'm sure. that's more of what I had in mind.

    BTW, I didn't mean to take over on the netting thing, so hope I haven't trodden on anyone's toes. In fact, I was only throwing out an idea.

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    I googled mosquito nets for Africa and found a lot of sites.

    I emailed http://www.projectmosquitonet.org/

    and explained what we were trying to do and asked if they could point me to their source. On the home page it says $5 per net (on another site I had seen $10 so I went with this one), but then I saw a crawler along the top that says "For $10......"

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    Perma Net has done some nets for 3rd world locations.http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/permanet2-0.htm They have an office in VA.?

    I'll try to e-mail them, see about prices, shipping, and min. quantity
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    GOOD NEWS AND some bad

    Okay, bad news first, perma net says they dont sell in quantities less than 1,000. And they basically ship in freight containers directly to the countries in need.

    But on the other hand , perma net says they have already donated a lot of nets to Haiti, So they get a plus sign in my book. Quick response and a giving spirit.

    More good news and I'm totally stoked!!!! Packages began arriving today I can not believe the generosity that this project has recieved. This is such a great community.

    And the shipping thing is working out excellently. I can drop off all the donated items near here at Mallery's church, and they will ship them directly to her orphanage.
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    Hey gargoyle! Man, this is a GREAT opportunity for someone to start helping! Count me in! The one walmart (that I know of) close to me that carries 1.50 fabric is getting rid of that department =/ but I will head over there next chance I get and see what fabric they have left. I really hope I can find some!

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    Gargoyle, awesome of you to head this project.

    For those of us who are still sewing challenged or short on spare time here are some options:

    Amazon - All kinds of hammocks for under $20
    Amazon - Ultra force hammock $17
    http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Force-Ol...09388&sr=1-141

    Amazon - Travel hammock $18
    http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Hammock...ductPromotions

    Amazon - Ultra Force hammock with netting and raincover - $37
    http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-R2361-O...outThisProduct

    Sierra Trading Post has these Rattlers bug nets for under $20. Sale ends Feb. 1. Even cheaper if you get their coupon link via email.
    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/4...Cot-Cover.html

    Alps foam sleeping mat at rei outlet - $18
    http://www.rei.com/product/783023

    And some tents for those areas that can't hang.
    walmart - $15 5x4 kids dome tent
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/5-x-4-Kids...flage/13262106

    walmart - $32 9x8 tent
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trai...-Tent/10993395
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    Quote Originally Posted by vitamaltz View Post
    I've been driving this morning and thinking about the netting issue. Obviously, that's the most critical. Sleeping on the floor is uncomfortable and sleeping in the rain sucks, but malaria is a killer. Like someone else said, it'd be best to have the netting so that someone can walk into a netted "room". Also, this is an entire temporary home, not just a bed, so it'd be awesome if the netting was up even when the hammock was down. AngrySparrow, have there ever been any discussions about netting draped from the perimeter of a tarp?
    I was thinking about what Vitamaltz was saying here and I remembered that Harbor Freight carries various sizes of mesh tarps for what I thought was a reasonable price http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96943 these would certainly work for enclosing larger areas. They also have various size tarps that would help. As soon as I get the chance I will swing by there and see what they have on hand.

    Also along with Just Jeff's tutorial on hammock making, there is Risk's $9 test hammock http://www.imrisk.com/testhammock/testhammock.htm that could be a quick and easy project, where several hammocks could be cranked out quick. Just a thought.

    Was talking this over with GF and she thinks this is a great thing to do and we would get some practice making hammocks for ourselves and giving to those in need. So I guess it is time to get of the fence and break out the thread injector I got her for Christmas

    we were also discussing that because of the heat that cotton or something in that line would be good material to use...any thoughts on this..
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    Good finds guys, all good looking items.

    That $9.00 hammock is perfect. Low budget and easy to do!
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    I shipped a box with 24 yards of wally fabric, the huge bug net, and a bunch of ropes to Mike V and the NY State School for the Deaf yesterday (Fri 1/29) afternoon.

    A bit heavy, so I went with the cheapest parcel post rate. They said it would take 7-10 days. Pl advise when it arrives.

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