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    Post Instruction: Detatched Bugnet

    I've been getting questions about how to make a bugnet for the DIY gathered end hammock. Based on the advice of Pedro and others I went with a weighted detached net. Basically it's like making a hex tarp out of noseeum material. Technically it's a octagon, due to the short sides at the ends of the ridgeline seam. You can put velcro on each edge of the 6" short sides to make the net easy to put on and off w/o taking the hammock down. I just sewed the 6" sides together with some grosgrain for reinforcement and left a space at the top to thread the suspension through. 5"x5" squares of the noseeum material are sewn to the four lower corners to create rock pockets. Just put a trail stone in each and the weight keeps the bugnet from blowing around and forms a pretty good seal everywhere the net and hammock meet. Thus far I haven't had any mosquito problems but I also treat my hammock and net with permethrin.

    The dimensions shown may create a bugnet that's longer than you need, so reduce the length as necessary (take the same amount off both the ridgeline and bottom section lengths).

    I prefer pictures over words so here's a diagram.


    Here's a pic. This one is actually larger than the one dimensioned above. Don't remember anymore why I made it so long.
    Last edited by Knotty; 07-21-2011 at 18:43.
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    sweet! seems like a UL and no hassle solution to the bugnet problem. Thanks for posting!
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    An attached net uses less netting so it might be lighter but my guess is that once you add a zipper the advantage is lost.

    My favorite thing with detached nets is that you can reach out on all sides to check and adjust your under quilt. Plus in winter you have the option of going netless.
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    looks pretty nice man. I wish I could sew haha
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    Pics of it in action??

    great diagram...gonna have to try it.
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    Thanks Knotty, will get one of these for my boys hammock. 45 degree angle on the points from the Ridgeline attachment?
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    Looks nice, Knotty! I've tried other bug net options and I like this kind better. I learned about them from Risk's quarterweight hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewtonGT View Post
    looks pretty nice man. I wish I could sew haha
    As sewing projects go, this one is minimal. Give it a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by bdbart View Post
    Pics of it in action??

    great diagram...gonna have to try it.
    Added a pic to the original post. Thanks for reminding me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark View Post
    Thanks Knotty, will get one of these for my boys hammock. 45 degree angle on the points from the Ridgeline attachment?
    That sounds about right.

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Looks nice, Knotty! I've tried other bug net options and I like this kind better. I learned about them from Risk's quarterweight hammock.
    Thanks Pedro. The net isn't the only thing you inspired me to try. The whole gathered end hammock thing was motivated by your telling me about DIY.
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    Solved my problem

    Looks exactly what I will use and adapt as I build my hammock next week or two. didn't know If I wanted to go the whole length zipper mod or use this loose setup of yours but I do like yours and will use it too. Thank.s

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    Looks great, Knotty! I've been searching for an easy to make, effective bugnet and this looks like the one. Thanks for the post.

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