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  1. #11
    Bubba's Avatar
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    Warbonnet's bugnet and tarps are great IMO. BTW the Warbonnet Blackbird is an extremely popular backpacking/camping hammock.

  2. #12
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    Wow, lots of responses, thanks guys. As far as DIY, I don't mind trying to do some things on my own, but sewing isn't one of them if that's what had to be done for a bugnet. I'd much rather find one already constructed. I don't mind going the used route for gear to save on money.

  3. #13
    New Member HannahsDaddy's Avatar
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    I use Whoopies with straps, and hang on a Marlin Spike Hitch.

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    Since you've been given all the good ideas I can think of, all I'll do is say "Welcome Fellow Texan!"

  5. #15
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    mrhat, did you ever find a new suspension? If not he JRB complete suspensions are on sale right now:
    $39.95 a set
    The best option for a bug net is the Warbonnet bug net @ just over 7 ounces, or the HUG as seen here:
    Hammock Half bug Net
    Of course you could always treat with Permethrin and leave the net at home!
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  6. #16
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    I have just started hammocking. This all great information thanks.

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    Senior Member SpaceCadet's Avatar
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    SilverbackBob I'd be interested in seeing those engineering tests because i hooked up my ENO Doublenest today with my Crap Strap pros and they stretched like a son of a *****. I had to get up every 5 minutes and move the hammock up to a ring that it wouldn't even reach before. Eventually I had the Hammock hanging at my chest when I stood next to it. I climbed in and could hear LITERALLY hear them stretching as my *** neared the ground. I now have a grass stain on my ENO that proves the Crap Straps stretch.

  8. #18
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    as has been mentioned already get rid of the stock ropes, as for a bishops' sack i removed the attached stuff sack and cut a little hole for the amsteel to go through then zip tied below the cut to keep from fraying. i also added a structural ridgeline as i have always had a hard time to get comfortable

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    Senior Member Steve D's Avatar
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    I'm a little different still...I ditched the stock carabiners but left the ropes. Have a pair of decender rings larks headed to the stock ropes and a pair of 15 foot polyester straps from Strapworks rounds things out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve D View Post
    I'm a little different still...I ditched the stock carabiners but left the ropes. Have a pair of decender rings larks headed to the stock ropes and a pair of 15 foot polyester straps from Strapworks rounds things out...
    And I just left the darn thing as is. I like the convenience of the biners to snap in my UQ, and I am not concerned about the weight difference between the stock rope and versus Amsteel. I am may get around to switching out the biners for nicer ones though.

    The main trouble with the ENO is the lack of built in net, hence having to find an aftermarket solution such as the hug. What might be nice, albeit some work, is to sew a bug net into place with a SEEP or something. I may try that too some day.

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