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    Senior Member Cold Butt Stephen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    The Guardian is a well made net, but it is *very large* and heavier than needed IMO.
    This may not be an issue with you since it seems you do a lot of paddling and you mentioned use with car camping, but I was debating between the two as well (or making my own). The major turn-off for me was the weight of the guardian (I wanna say it was 18 ounces).
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    Drape

    I have the Hammock Bliss bugnet which is quite similar to the ENO Guardian. I found that getting out of it, particularly when in a hurry at night, was much like being birthed and just as much of a struggle (Benny Hill music in background).

    I've since switched to simply draping a length of No-see-um mesh over my ridge line. Bugs follow heat signatures and are not smart enough to go under-up-and over to get to me. The lower corners are held together with grip-clips. When not needed, I simply brush it to one side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cataraftgirl View Post
    If I get into winter camping at some point, I'll have to decide about a hammock sock. Maybe I can get one made with a mesh moonroof, or just pull it up to my neck with my head out to combat that closed in feeling????
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    I just made my latest sock so I could sleep with my head completely out if I wanted to. This is my favorite design so far. Pics coming at some point...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I just made my latest sock so I could sleep with my head completely out if I wanted to. This is my favorite design so far. Pics coming at some point...
    That sounds like what I'd need. Pics would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I just made my latest sock so I could sleep with my head completely out if I wanted to. This is my favorite design so far. Pics coming at some point...
    interested to see pics

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    When it is time to go for a net the WB Traveler specific one will probably be the way I will go. The zipper (front to the rear) is going to be way better for swinging the beat up legs out. Plus it will allow the "door" to be laid inside the netting and keep it out of the sticks and mud. If I want the "door" in another direction, it looks to be easily reversable too.

    Now to surf on over to Jeff's post about his sock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg View Post
    When it is time to go for a net the WB Traveler specific one will probably be the way I will go. The zipper (front to the rear) is going to be way better for swinging the beat up legs out. Plus it will allow the "door" to be laid inside the netting and keep it out of the sticks and mud. If I want the "door" in another direction, it looks to be easily reversable too.

    Now to surf on over to Jeff's post about his sock.
    I'm leaning towards the WB net also. Looks easy for entry/exit. Mostly I'm hoping that I rarely have to use it, but will have it just in case. Jeff's sock looks cool. Might be just the ticket for me and my "closed in" issues. Looking at it got the wheels in my head spinning about a potential DIY project for the winter. I can't "thread inject" but my mom can. Hmmmmm.
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    This is the Hammock Bliss Option
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    Thanks to everyone for their wisdom. I've ordered a Traveler & the WB bug net. Did a search of hammock socks and found Grizz's KISS overcover which looks pretty simple to make. Maybe a DIY project for this winter.
    KJ

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    I just wanted to heed a little warning about the drapover style nets. I tried this thinking it would be the easiest/lightest way to go. But the mosquitos in south MS are bad news. I got bitten on the back all night the night i tried that, through the 1.9 oz ripstop. Just my experience, but have read many other people in other areas finding this solution to work great for them. I think it just has to do with the bugs of the area. "these skeeters in missippi, ul tote ya off"

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