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    to bug net, or not to bug net

    good morning all, i've got a quick question to toss out there. I'm about to make my second homemade hammock and was contumplating which design i should go with. My first hammock was made with an attached bug net, side entry via a sleeping bag zipper i nabbed. Its nice but in winter weather a bugnet isn't very useful. So i'm comtomplating making a standard issue gathered end hammock and makimga sepperate bugnet thingy for it, or maybe taking a shot at making a WBBB clone. What's your oppinion on this? Can i get a flatter more spacious lay without the built in bugnet? What's your favorite flavor of hammock? How do you whip your ends? Can i still have a built in bugnet with the hammock ends whipped via channel? Ect. Like i said, my first hammockis nice, but i think there's better designs out there. Any feedback would be great. Thanks.

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    My 1/2 cent....

    I don't like having a bug net in the winter. At all. Extra weight. Useless.

    I prefer a bug sock for it's ability to cover my hammock top to bottom. No worries about being bitten through the fabric.

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    Take same weight of bug net and translate that into down for cold weather. In summer you might be surprised at how spraying ur hammock and the ridge line with permethrin creates a zone of protection; to enhance the effect take little pieces of generic shamwow and soak them in permethrin let it dry then attach to the ridge line every foot. Invisible to us but a zone of inhibition for the flying nastiest. It does something else since its open air when its really hot there is no net to hold in best.

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    Hammock -






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    No net. Even in bug season I rarely need it because up high in the mountains they go away at night.
    NO SNIVELING!
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    Thanks guys. That's the direction i was leaning toward, and that Fronkey inspired bugnet is great. i can invission a bug net for summer bug nasty and a sock for winter camp cozy. i'd rather have frost bite than bug bites, lol.

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    +1 no bug net. I finally.quit carrying one backpacking permathine works great.
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

    Solution!!!! Sleep in a TREE

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