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    No zipper attached bugnet hammock...current state of evolution/experience?

    When I first saw it, I was really excited by this design, since sewing in the zipper is a huge mental and physical barrier for an attached bugnet design.

    I thought it was going to be one of the best design innovations around...then it seemed to fizzle...

    Any updates...feedback from folks still using/making these?


    I'm thinking about making up an UL 1.1 oz single layer with this design. As an addition, I was intending to create some kind of closable slits (one on each side) to allow for easy adjustment of an UQ w/o the need to pull the bungee down. I figure the slits would be maybe around 10 inches each, and closable with zipper, velcro or elastic/bungee and be positioned at the junction of netting/hammock.

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    Wow...nothing happening here...?

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    That is interesting. I hadn't seen that before. Instead of the digital camo on top could it be another piece of bugnet? That way the view is not greatly obstructed.
    If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.

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    Hey Shug, I showed my 8 year old step son some of your you tube videos yesterday and he said,"This guy's got skills".

    Where did Shugs post go?
    If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewok View Post
    That is interesting. I hadn't seen that before. Instead of the digital camo on top could it be another piece of bugnet? That way the view is not greatly obstructed.
    That's the way I hope to build one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewok View Post
    Hey Shug, I showed my 8 year old step son some of your you tube videos yesterday and he said,"This guy's got skills".

    Where did Shugs post go?
    I had the wrong idea put up .....a bug net drape for a GrizzBridge....http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=24418
    Tell your son I said "Thanks".
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    I haven't had a chance to video the variation I did but I'll try to describe it.

    I did this with a footbox hammock, since the footbox makes a high side. On the highside I sewed a rectangle of bug net the entire length. The net is uncut. Roughly 58-60" or whatever this stuff comes in.

    I then took the two hanging corners and tied them in knots. I attached a length of shock cord to the two knots, tying them together with about 1.5ft between them.

    The now tied together corners ride up to about half the hight of the high side. I get in the hammock, and toss the net over the ridgeline. Then I grab the shock cord from inside the hammock and, reaching over the edge, push the shock cord underneath me and past my butt.

    The result is that the pressure of the shock cord pulls the net up the opposite side, and I have myself fully wrapped in.

    To get out I just grab a handful of net and pull it back until the shock cord rides far enough underneath to pop up on the near side, and just toss the net back over the ridge line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rturtle View Post
    I haven't had a chance to video the variation I did but I'll try to describe it.

    I did this with a footbox hammock, since the footbox makes a high side. On the highside I sewed a rectangle of bug net the entire length. The net is uncut. Roughly 58-60" or whatever this stuff comes in.

    I then took the two hanging corners and tied them in knots. I attached a length of shock cord to the two knots, tying them together with about 1.5ft between them.

    The now tied together corners ride up to about half the hight of the high side. I get in the hammock, and toss the net over the ridgeline. Then I grab the shock cord from inside the hammock and, reaching over the edge, push the shock cord underneath me and past my butt.

    The result is that the pressure of the shock cord pulls the net up the opposite side, and I have myself fully wrapped in.

    To get out I just grab a handful of net and pull it back until the shock cord rides far enough underneath to pop up on the near side, and just toss the net back over the ridge line.
    Sounds intriguing...I'll look forward to the video when you have a chance to post...

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    rturtle will you put a link in this thread to the video?

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    The trend in the original thread you referenced was heading toward more of a removable bugnet. I have made a couple more attached bugnets with the improvements mentioned in the video They are working well and the design is simple. 2sticks (daughter) should show her's off on our next trip.

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