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    I'm slow to type it seems that Tpkanu has got the numbers worked out, I guess it would work for gram weenies.

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    I've had success using a simple quarterweight bugnet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I've had success using a simple quarterweight bugnet.
    Pedro,
    What is the quaterweight you mention, I'm new to all this and there is sooooo much out there!

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    Uber light bugnet solution

    Do like Ray Jardine does and just wear your windbreaker to bed to protect your body from bugs and use a headnet bugnet to cover your head. Wear a baseball cap to keep the netting off your face. Total weight well under 1 oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Pedro,
    What is the quaterweight you mention, I'm new to all this and there is sooooo much out there!

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    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/ultraquarterweight.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/ultraquarterweight.htm

    Risk's site is worth reading. JustJeff's site is too. K.I.S.S. principle kind of guys.
    Ahh, thank you!!! I have seen Jeffs site but not that one, appreciate the info!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpkanu View Post
    Do like Ray Jardine does and just wear your windbreaker to bed to protect your body from bugs and use a headnet bugnet to cover your head. Wear a baseball cap to keep the netting off your face. Total weight well under 1 oz.
    I just weighed a baseball cap: 2.7 ounces. If it's already your choice of hat, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpkanu View Post
    Do like Ray Jardine does and just wear your windbreaker to bed to protect your body from bugs and use a headnet bugnet to cover your head. Wear a baseball cap to keep the netting off your face. Total weight well under 1 oz.
    If I had to wear enough protection to bed on a warm summer night in northern michigan when the mossies are at full peak, I would die from heatstroke, not to mention the persistent buzz of clouds of mosquitoes around my face and ears. That simply would not be a solution. This last year there were times when they were so thick I could hardly see out the netting, I would not want that persistent yearning they have for blood expressed that close to me.

    I will pay a price in weight to be comfortable in sleep. That comfort is dependent on a certain amount of distance between my ears and the buzz of mosquitoes. Don't even get me started on black flies.
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    Removable bug net

    This design is adapted from Risk's quarter weight net idea and has served me well for a year or so.

    It has pockets to stuff anything in to weigh it down (gear, rock, stick... anything - no need to carry even a few quarters of extra weight) - doesn't take much for the netting to hug the hammock, no matter how you "move about the cabin". I like that it is completely removable, though I do personally prefer the permanently attached netting systems. This netting is velcro'd on at the "V", and hangs loose along the majority of your hammock side - easy in, easy out.


    Adjust the length to your specific hammock ridgeline. Also, to save even more weight you can do it with just netting, no ripstop. This is completely removable, but does require the addition of velcro to your existing hammock - good for a DIY hammock, maybe bad for commercial hammock that you don't want to modify.
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