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    Need bug net with dual entry for no-net hammock

    I'm thinking of ordering a no-net from Claytor. I'll want to get a bug net for those 4 or 5 months when one is necessary where I hike, something like the eno or bliss would be ok, but I wanrt one that opens from either side (thereby eliminating the one-side entry of my jungle hammock)

    Any suggestions?

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    I am going to sew velcro on the sides of mine no-net and bug netting then just hang the netting above it on a ridgeline, velcro shut after I get in. I think I will leave the bugnet quite loose, to hang down an bit past the velcro if it wants. This will fill up the space at the head and foot of the hammock. I figure this might add maybe 5 ounces to the weight. Also, you may have to insert a piece of something water proof between the layers of you no-net to keep them from biting your ........
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    Would a hammock sock made from NoSeeUm work? It would basically just be a big tube made from netting with drawstring on both ends to close it off.
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    HC4U,

    That is exactly what I use. It sets up at the foot end of my suspension (basically I just run the rope at that end through the "sock"), and after I get in the hammock I just sit up and pull the netting over me. I close up the foot end before I get in, and I get the end at the head after it is over me. Both close with a draw string and a barrel lock. I also pitch a ridgeline for this (and the tarp). This way, I can hang stuff inside the netting for me to get to in the night (i.e. light, towel, beanie, etc.). This is a really simple way to bug proof your hammock, and I have never had any problems out of it. Also, when it gets cold and no bugs are out, you can leave it behind and just bring the tarp.
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    HC4U, Very good idea. Mule
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    You may want to also check out the discussion on the hybrid netting/rip stop hammock sock. I think I would rather go the route of the hybrid hammock sock so that you would have that extra layer or wind blocking and weather protection on the bottom as well as the benefits of the bug net.
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    thanks for the suggestions guys.

    I was thinking of something I could purchase rather than make. Something like the eno bugnet but with a zipper on both sides. I thought I saw one on the net last year but I can't remember where. Maybe bliss or trek light, but both of their websites are under reconstruction so I can't check them out.

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    another idea you could do is this http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=lycra+mesh,.
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    Anyone wanna make one for me?? lol. I guess I might as well have a bug net, better to have one then not have one. I am lame and never learned how to sew, so does anyone have one they wanna make and sell, for really cheap, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incacamper View Post
    Anyone wanna make one for me?? lol. I guess I might as well have a bug net, better to have one then not have one. I am lame and never learned how to sew, so does anyone have one they wanna make and sell, for really cheap, lol.
    So sorry, temporarily jumping "off topic":
    Sewing is easy!

    If you have ever ran a jig-saw or band saw, you have most of the idea of sewing. The hard part is reading commercial patterns, but the directions here at HF are usually very easy to follow. Just get a sewing machine & "Have at it". When I teach, I let my students practice on newspaper, usually about 3 to 5 sheets thick, for the first few times, to get the feel of how a sewing machine works. Not exactly the same as fabric, but for your first few passes, a great learning tool.

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