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    Once again I find the exact help I need for my own DIY projects on this amazing site.

    I just ordered my no-see-um netting from Amazon [$3.99/yd with reasonable shipping and 62" wide, which is wider than most Ive seen by a clear 8"-1']

    my shockcord from Ace Hardware [18' of 3/16th shock cord for $3.99, free shipping if you have it sent to a store near you]

    and my cord locks from Strapworks [10 ball style cord locks with shipping cost me $5]

    Now just need to wait for it all to get here so I can make my own nifty netting like the one in the video!

    Thanks for sharing the vid!!

    Edit: The one thing I dont see discussed on the video is how to slip it over the hammock, and I havent read all 20 pages of comments yet, so it may have been covered already, but I think what I may do is set all 3 sides, then cut the corners off, sew in an extra channel to run some shock cord through and use 2 more cord locks so the sides can be opened to let the hammock in and out, but then sealed shut again to keep the buggies and creepy crawlies out.
    Last edited by Daemeos; 06-17-2013 at 14:22. Reason: added something

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    Bought the bug net material months ago and just now got around to making a Fronkey Bug Net. Very easy to make and the video was a major help. I did add some tie outs at the top ends in case I need to stretch out the bug net. Finished weight is 8.6 oz

    Don't know when I will be able to try it out as it has been raining off and on here the past few days with more to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinballwizard View Post
    Do I need to have a certain amount of side wall clearance, because I was thinking of taking some off the bottom to make snakeskins with. Also, does this stay taught well enough, or should I try adding some rock pockets?
    I just finished one, with Syb's enhancements. I suggest you go with it as designed. It works. The length is good and allows for gather using the draw cord. Rock pockets might make it drag, hang unevenly, and/or cause premature wear.

    The only other change I made was to add a pair of dutchware clip-on tarp pull outs to pull it out at the sides a bit. Now it feels nice and roomy inside. Hoping for a backyard camp-out this weekend...
    Last edited by chillyswimr; 07-19-2013 at 15:45.

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    Thanks for the video! I've got some material on the way for one of these.

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    Re: Video: How to make a hammock bug net

    Made the bug net today. It works pretty well, but part of me wishes I would've gone the tube route with a draw cord on one end that would be easier to take off



    I think I should've cut off about a foot at the bottom
    Last edited by rdbell; 08-03-2013 at 15:51.

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    Looks great. Any reason you can't still cut a foot off the bottom? Shouldn't be too much extra work, by the looks of it.

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    Looks like it will do the trick, I made a Fronkey bug net and it works great and weighs next to nothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbell View Post
    Made the bug net today. It works pretty well, but part of me wishes I would've gone the tube route with a draw cord on one end that would be easier to take off



    I think I should've cut off about a foot at the bottom
    Why not do both? Tube style to allow for easy attachment to hammock and easy install of under quilt, but leave the cinch bottom for easier ingress once it's all set up.

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    I can't seem to cinch the bottom hole any tighter than leaving a 5" or so opening due to the fabric getting bound up in the elastic -- plenty of space for Algonquin park mosquitoes to come up the hole and eat me alive, as per my experience the last 4 nights.

    What can you do to close it completely. Chip clip maybe? Or maybe take the elastic cord a full turn rather than just a bight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillyswimr View Post
    I can't seem to cinch the bottom hole any tighter than leaving a 5" or so opening due to the fabric getting bound up in the elastic -- plenty of space for Algonquin park mosquitoes to come up the hole and eat me alive, as per my experience the last 4 nights.

    What can you do to close it completely. Chip clip maybe? Or maybe take the elastic cord a full turn rather than just a bight?
    I sewed a rectangle flap of netting just inside the opening that I can then lay across the remaining gap.

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