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    I want to make a bug net integrated with a "Supershelter" via zipper on one side for an Eno that I will be getting for my wife. I figured it needs both something underneath and a net so....why not build them together. I can put my enjuneerin' skoolin' ta werk! I want No-see-um for durability. Weight matters not to me as I prevent us from any real hiking.(plantar fasciitis). I'm limited to just a few miles until I get that fixed. Before the condition, I had a 5 day pack at around 60#. Prolly why my feet are shredded. Well, that and the xtra 60# of fat I'm hauling around. LOL.
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    If you are sewing on a permanent bug net I would not use tulle. I have used it on a bug sock and it is great for the purpose of a very light weight sock, but tulle is very fragile imo. My sock was torn very easily just trying to adjust the sock into place. Since the tulle is so cheap, and an independant sock is easy to make - no big deal. If I had torn my attached net instead I would either have to sew-up the tear (unsightly) or painstakingly remove and replace the net.

    I would also suggest that unless you live in an area where small noseeum gnats are a problem you should use standard mosquito netting instead. Because its holes are slightly farther apart it breathes better and will be more comfortable in warmer weather.

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    I wanted no see um for durability as it was. Just looking for a good price. I don't want to have to make it over and over to save a few bucks. I'd rather spend the cash now.
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    Mosquito netting is just as durable as noseeum it just breathes better (& should be cheaper). The less durable choice (&cheapest cost by far) is Tulle which is a netted fabric used in prom dresses worldwide but also can function as a bug net...

    Check your local Army/Navy store - mine carries olive green mosquito netting for $4/ yd no shipping.

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    Mosquito netting holes are too big to keep the no see 'ums out.

    Another thing. Black mesh is easier to see out of than white and grey.

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