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    WooHoo It has arrived!!!

    I just got my order from Strapworks (1.5"x30' polyester straps) and 4 yards OD green ripstop nylon (from Denver Fabrics). That was fast. I just order them on Sunday.
    Now I am waiting for the bias tape to arrive and I will begin my DIY hammock.
    I have been pondering over something whilst waiting for my orders to arrive....
    What is everyones preference as far as bug nuts go? Attached or detached?
    If I were to attach mine It would put a long zipper in the shape of a "U" that would be sewn to the hammock at the bottom and then extend almost the entire length. The ends would turn up and go over my ridgeline and just touch the other side of the hammock.

    Lets here what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjreed View Post
    What is everyones preference as far as bug nuts go? Attached or detached?
    LMAO I think the bugs prefer them attached!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjreed View Post
    Now I am waiting for the bias tape to arrive and I will begin my DIY hammock.
    I have been pondering over something whilst waiting for my orders to arrive....
    What is everyones preference as far as bug nuts go? Attached or detached?
    Yeah this thread is going off topic.

    Seriously, I used a zipper on my HH clone. I think the next one I make I will use omni tape (no snag Velcro) for the bug netting, like Speer hammocks. You could always go with a bug bivy style netting.
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    I have been thinking of this, other than the attached or unattached nuts I think that depends. I made a seperate bug bivy. I started a thread on both with pics in my gallery.

    Next summer I will make a summer hammock with the bug netting attached on all sides but one. That one side will be attached with a zipper. It might be 3 sides unattached so I could hang it over the side. Thinking Bridge Hammock 1 or 3 sides unattached.

    I will make another cold weather hammock With how cheaply you can make a hammock now, I think that makes the most sense. I also think it would be lighter than a seperate bivy.
    Last edited by slowhike; 06-29-2007 at 05:31.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    other than the attached or unattached nuts I think that depends.
    all right, yall play pretty now

    on the bug net zipper, i have a design in mind that i haven't made yet, but i think will be convenient on a hammock or travel pod.
    i plan to have one long zipper on top that will be attached to the ridge line on one side or the other of the zipper.
    the long zipper on top will be met by a short zipper (maybe 24") on each side, above the head, that will go strait down toward the hammock. the two short zippers will form the top of a tee where they meet the long zipper.
    by having two ridge line attachment loops on each side of the long zipper, you can use either side as a door.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I just finished making my second bug bivvy, a noseeum tube, (2 pieces of 125" x approx. 59" hemmed black noseeum sewn together, 96" #5 zipper with 2 reversable pulls on one seam, drawstrings on the ends). It was pretty easy to make and looks good, imo.

    BTW, this was for my speer-type hammock, top loader.
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 06-29-2007 at 06:51. Reason: Added zipper length


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    OMG!!! I just checked this thread and noticed my typo!!!
    Obviously I meant bug NETS!!! I couldn't care less about the anatomy of a bug.
    I don't think I am going to edit the original post, just because I find it so ridiculous.

    I have an idea for creating a hammock sock and bug net combo (like a regular bivy sack) but altered to accommodate for a hammock. This would serve dual purpose. In the summer it could provide bug protection and in the colder months it could be used as a hammock sock.

    I am still in the process of gathering materials. Once I get it all gathered together I will begin my many projects. Pics will follow, of course.

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    Good luck, and have fun with it! Looking forward to the pics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I just finished making my second bug bivvy, a noseeum tube, (2 pieces of 125" x approx. 59" hemmed black noseeum sewn together, 96" #5 zipper with 2 reversable pulls on one seam, drawstrings on the ends). It was pretty easy to make and looks good, imo.

    BTW, this was for my speer-type hammock, top loader.
    Just an idea, I was thinking if you made one end of the bug tube closeable from the inside couldn't you eliminate the zipper? For example tighten the bottom, get in, pull it up over your head to the other end, then draw it tight from the inside.

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redtail View Post
    Just an idea, I was thinking if you made one end of the bug tube closeable from the inside couldn't you eliminate the zipper? For example tighten the bottom, get in, pull it up over your head to the other end, then draw it tight from the inside.
    Sure, that would work. It might be difficult to get the closure tight enough to close entirely from the inside (or it might be a pain to do), but if you'd like to try that I'd like to see it.

    Personally, I like to have the ability to unzip a bit to reach outside for whatever without having to undo everything.

    But that's why I like DIY stuff so much, you can modify it to your heart's content.


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