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    The Fronkey Bug Net 2.0

    I made one of Fronkey's bugnets for a PIF which turned out pretty well and then found myself offering another one in a trade. I liked the easy layout, design and construction of the Fronk-net and then added three things which I hope help improve upon this easy-to-use bugnet.

    First, I added 10 inches to the length (Fronkey suggests 6 inches) as the first one felt tight - tight in that it seemed short when weight was added in the hammock bringing the ends of the bugnet toward the middle.

    Next, I added a loop of nylon around the hole where your suspension comes through which added some heft. This beefed up area is where you can slide your hammock through the bugnet and leave it bunched up on one end of the hammock if you don't want to use it. Note, due to the small opening at the top of the bugnet, you can only fit your hammock through - no insulation or anything else but the hammock, it's simpy too small on opening.

    Finally, I added a small piece of shock cord to the ridgeline (the top seam that drapes over your hammock's ridgeline) and tied on a mitten clip so you can clip the bugnet on to your suspension. This allows the bugnet to stay in place when weight is placed in the hammock.
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    Looks Good
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    Great job! This is high on my own to-do list.
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    Very nice! Guess I need to learn to sew before next years bug season.
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    looks purty!
    what does it weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricecg View Post
    Looks Good
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Great job! This is high on my own to-do list.
    Thank you and it should be on your to-do list as it's very easy to do.
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    Very nice! Guess I need to learn to sew before next years bug season.
    It could come in handy.
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    looks purty!
    what does it weigh?
    I think around 10.5 ounces? This isn't no-see-um rather it's a mesh I picked up at Joann's during a 50% off sale. It is a little heavier and I added nylon, shock cord and mitten clips which probably makes it off-limits for the weight conscious.
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    Great job dude! I like your additions and it should help out some people who want to try out some others ways on how to make one. We must unite to beat the skeet!

    Fronkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post

    Next, I added a loop of nylon around the hole where your suspension comes through which added some heft. This beefed up area is where you can slide your hammock through the bugnet and leave it bunched up on one end of the hammock if you don't want to use it. Note, due to the small opening at the top of the bugnet, you can only fit your hammock through - no insulation or anything else but the hammock, it's simpy too small on opening.
    I did almost the same thing with a six inch (or so) hole in one end, some grosgrain with drawcord and a cord lock so that I could cinch it up tight to keep the bugs out.

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    That will be some lucky guy getting that thing!!
    Look up before you hook up!!
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    Very nice job and it looks great too! Where did your material come from?

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