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    Member PAHikingTrails's Avatar
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    Cool idea. I actually made some myself a few years ago out of pantyhose. Unfortunately the pantyhose were not strong enough, but they worked once or twice

    The only problem with no-see-um is if your tarp is soaked or dirty your gear will get dirty or wet too! You could always place it in a plastic bag.

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    This is actually a desirable property - the fact that the wet escapes from the tarp when it is in mesh. This means you can strap it to the OUTSIDE of your pack and it will dry some before you stop next.

    I believe the panty hose mentioned in that other DIY post aren't the thin nylon stockings that women wear in business settings and lament getting ladders in, rather they are the thicker type regrettably worn as tight fitting trousers, called leggings.

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    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

  3. #73
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    Cool... Thanks for the reply! I will check it out.

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    I've always liked that "aspect" of the mesh material, but I have to wonder how well the inside really dries out when it's rolled up pretty tight?

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    Do you think this would work if I made it from the flexible window screen repair roll from Home Depot?

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    i will have to try making it this way, thanks

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    Made a set today--my first DIY project. Surprised how well they turned out, since the mesh didn't always behave... Thanks for the great instructions!

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    Will have to try to make some

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    I love the design. I'm going to do this as soon as I sew up my tarp. Thank you for the thorough post and good photos.

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    Great idea! I made a skin last night out of some mesh. I have a long tarp so my single skin ended up being 170in with pockets on either end. I didn't use any ribbon for the seem but instead used my wife's Serger machine and ran it through twice. Hopefully it shaved a few tenths of an once off the final product. I have pics!
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