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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverbackBob View Post
    Was checking out the tulle direct site. I think I'll upgrade to the "Glitter Sparkle" tulle. I mean, choices being equal, why wouldn't I want to look fabulous in the woods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverbackBob View Post
    Was checking out the tulle direct site. I think I'll upgrade to the "Glitter Sparkle" tulle. I mean, choices being equal, why wouldn't I want to look fabulous in the woods?
    I'll go camping with this guy. That way the bears will leave me alone!

    On a serious note, color does affect utility. It's easier to see out of darker colors than out of light colors like white. I'd guess glitter would do the same thing...

    ...so just like real life, looking fabulous often interferes with function. But who cares, as long as you look good?!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Some reading I did suggested that skeets like darker colors better, so lighter colors could work more effectively. I treat the whole thing with pymethrin just to be safe, so no need for double bottom hammocks, you have a pymethrin net 360.
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    I'm glad to see the folks reading that Glitter Sparkle Tulle post got the tongue-in-cheek nature of the thing. 25 years of backwoods camping in Interior Alaska and I've had a few run-ins with bears. Had to once get rid of a "bear dog" I had. These dogs are impressive animals with the ability to "talk" to bears. Mine went out, found the bears, pissed them off, and brought them back to camp to include me in the conversation. Twice, and I no longer considered it a coincidence. I wonder what in the heck that dog thought its job was??

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    I finished a larger BugSock last night. I went with 53" deep on this one to fit a WB Traveler. The weight ended up at 2.28 oz (64.5 grams). I also changed the arc on the bottom to maximize the room inside. Here's the layout.


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    did the arc eliminate the extra sack of material at the bottom? I think I am going to do this with heavier netting--i.e. nanoseeum--for a bit more durability.
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    How difficult is it to cut that arc. I have problems cutting the 45 degree part already
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodcaver View Post
    did the arc eliminate the extra sack of material at the bottom?
    Eliminate? No. Minimize? Yes.
    That extra sack or pouch that forms from the sharper angle doesn't add any room to the net. Using a more gentle arc tends to move the sack to where it provides more room inside the BugSock. See the drawing below.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    How difficult is it to cut that arc. I have problems cutting the 45 degree part already
    Simple, but it takes some setup. I've got sheets of Masonite laid on the floor in the workshop to form a 6' x 10' work area. The cut lines are drawn out with sharpie markers on the Masonite. The cutting is done with a hot knife by following the cut lines viewed right through the Tulle.

    As the design changes, new lines are added. Problem becomes "which of the 47 lines should I follow?"

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    thanks so much!
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