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    Illustration - DIY Tube Bug Net Instructions

    A few forum followers asked how I sewed up my Mombasa tube hammock bug net, so I drew up some instructions. This is a very simple design and can be modified to use any netting material. I based my design off of the Mombasa Outback Travel Net - Single because it was cheap ($11 from REI at the time) and readily available.

    If you want to get fancy, you can sew in a zipper and change the orientation to suit your needs.

    I reserve the right to amend this drawing later today after I re-inspect the netting.

    Enjoy!



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    and you could easily sew a zipper along it somewhere so that you can just leave it cinched and easily get in/out.

    Nice instructions!

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    Wow. The net is only 14$ now. I don't think you could buy the material and have it shipped for that. I'm picking one up next time I am at REI.

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    Those are really great instructions. Thanks for sharing.

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    Your illustrations are the bees knees. Excellent work as usual dejoha.
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    how much would this weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhunt87 View Post
    how much would this weigh?
    I'll get you the weight when I get home tonight.

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    My sock is similar except it tapers on one end. A little harder to get on, but saves a few grams for us gram weenies.
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    How do you cinch it closed once you're in the hammock? Do you close it from the head end?

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    On mine you just pull it up over your head and hole it near the end with one hand while pulling the cord with the other hand. The cord and lock are inside the tube with you. When you get up in the morning you reach up and reverse. It is very easy.
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