Page 3 of 23 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 221
  1. #21
    Senior Member fred1diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Gatineau, qc, canada
    Hammock
    diy DL HH explorer asym w/shelf
    Tarp
    jrb hex spinn
    Insulation
    winter crowsnest
    Suspension
    whoopies/toggles
    Posts
    357
    I don't think it would be a problem, just look at a hh

  2. #22
    it will pull the netting that much closer toward your face

    it only blocks your view when you choose to stake it out high like that, it's flexible fabric so you have both options, put the stake closer to the hammock, and the netting will come down and that strip will collapse (like an accordian) and will no longer block your view. you can pitch the edge of the net wherever you want, up high for max headroom, down at your shoulder for max view. i never understand why folks talk about it like it's some physical barrier. make it narrow on the otherhand and you no longer have both options
    Last edited by warbonnetguy; 11-07-2010 at 12:05.

  3. #23
    Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,281
    Images
    27

    MY DIY BB is finished!

    More Pictures on the new thread: Mules DIY Blackbird.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    TX/NC
    Hammock
    WBBB/DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    IX/MW3, Mamba TQ
    Suspension
    Custom 2 RL
    Posts
    498
    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    it will pull the netting that much closer toward your face

    it only blocks your view when you choose to stake it out high like that, it's flexible fabric so you have both options, put the stake closer to the hammock, and the netting will come down and that strip will collapse (like an accordian) and will no longer block your view. you can pitch the edge of the net wherever you want, up high for max headroom, down at your shoulder for max view. i never understand why folks talk about it like it's some physical barrier. make it narrow on the otherhand and you no longer have both options
    Good call didn't think of that...

  5. #25
    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Hammock
    WB RidgeRunner
    Tarp
    8x10 DIY (speer)
    Insulation
    KAQ Lost River
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    4,696
    Images
    108
    I vote to make this a sticky!
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


  6. #26
    Senior Member rjcress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central NC
    Hammock
    DIY FrankenBird + 5 other DIYs
    Tarp
    DIY Sil Ogee, etc.
    Insulation
    IX UQ & TQ +fleece
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies
    Posts
    762
    Images
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by 1022 View Post
    ... I attached my notes as a word .doc ...
    Great work!
    thanks so much for documenting this.
    Too bad I started mine about the time you posted your instructions, as I did not see them until AFTER I screwed up mine.

    The next one will be MUCH easier with what I learned + your instructions for doing it the right way.

    Did you use a tooth or coil zipper?
    I ordered #3 coil from Quest last week... should get it today or tomorrow.
    Nevermind... I see on the 2nd page that you used coil.
    I'll let you know how the #3 works.
    "I keep telling myself that if I make perfect seams, nobody will believe that I made it... " -JohnSawyer

    My outdoor gear review site http://gear-report.com
    Gear reviews, DIY / MYOG projects, Outdoor gear discounts, sales and coupons updated daily

  7. #27
    ZMad2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Hammock
    DIY Hammock
    Tarp
    Guide Gear 12x12
    Insulation
    DIY Karo Top Quilt
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    194
    Images
    1
    I also vote to make this a sticky.

    How do you figure the size and pattern for the bug net???

  8. #28
    Senior Member rjcress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central NC
    Hammock
    DIY FrankenBird + 5 other DIYs
    Tarp
    DIY Sil Ogee, etc.
    Insulation
    IX UQ & TQ +fleece
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies
    Posts
    762
    Images
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by ZMad2000 View Post
    How do you figure the size and pattern for the bug net???
    I'm also interested in how to figure out the dimensions for the bug net. I'll be adding mine soon and haven't got a good mental picture of how to figure out the dimensions.
    "I keep telling myself that if I make perfect seams, nobody will believe that I made it... " -JohnSawyer

    My outdoor gear review site http://gear-report.com
    Gear reviews, DIY / MYOG projects, Outdoor gear discounts, sales and coupons updated daily

  9. #29
    Senior Member rjcress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central NC
    Hammock
    DIY FrankenBird + 5 other DIYs
    Tarp
    DIY Sil Ogee, etc.
    Insulation
    IX UQ & TQ +fleece
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies
    Posts
    762
    Images
    19
    Not to hijack the thread, but I think it speaks volumes about WarbonnetGuy that he is willing to provide constructive feedback on a thread about reverse engineering and copying his product.
    Not all manufacturers are so insightful to realize that grassroots passion for their product is a good thing.
    After taking a crack at copying his design, I can say that, for me, it would have been FAR more efficient to have just ordered one from him. I'm not in this for efficiency though. I like the challenge of seeing if I can make something myself, and the reward of using something I made.
    However, I'll enthusiastically recommend WB products, in part based on his approach to the community.
    "I keep telling myself that if I make perfect seams, nobody will believe that I made it... " -JohnSawyer

    My outdoor gear review site http://gear-report.com
    Gear reviews, DIY / MYOG projects, Outdoor gear discounts, sales and coupons updated daily

  10. #30
    The Stove Daddy HomeMadeHiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Hammock
    Thunderbird 11'
    Tarp
    UQ.com Maxtarp
    Insulation
    DIY TQ & M50 UQ
    Suspension
    Dutchness + Straps
    Posts
    968
    Images
    11
    I too am curious about the Bugnet dimensions. Most DIY I've seen glance over it(except the HH clone). Yet most say it was the hardest part. There has got to be tried and true method.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •