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    ideas please

    just wondering if anyone has any good ideas for a no sew bug net. i dont have a thread injector and i really cant afford to get one at the moment but i need to get the bug net by aug 9, really dont want to pay top dollar for one either thanks for your help

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    The fronkey design or knotty design require minimal sewing and could be done with hand stitching of you had an afternoon and were patient

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    The fronkey design or knotty design require minimal sewing and could be done with hand stitching of you had an afternoon and were patient
    Or you could go redneck and duct tape the seams...I saw a thread a couple months ago about that...
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    i was thinking of the duct tape idea . just dont know if im that redneck yet. lol

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    where can i find those desings

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    I used the "HUG" pattern for a while. It worked very well until I sewed on a permanent one. I dont see any reason why you would have to put a rolled hem on it.

    The old tarp trick with small stones and string could anchor it to your suspension and for the ridge line use a piece of duck tape on the inside and out.

    Once you get into your bag in the hammock, just tuck the netting in. This worked in the ADK's during mosquito season without any problems.
    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people THINK your stupid than to open it and PROVE it" - SFC Kagawa, United States Army (my old platoon SGT)
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    I found a bed net (similar to the smaller one here: http://www.mosquitohammock.com/bednet.html ) at a local camping store. I poked a small hole on opposite top corners to run the hammock suspension through, and used the other corners as tie-outs to give more room for a diagonal lay. The material wasn't long enough to reach the ground, so I used zip ties to consolidate most of the extra material, leaving just an opening in the middle. I then overlapped the sides of the opening and used small weights (3/8" nuts, actually) to keep it closed.

    Here it is in action last summer:

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    I finally found the HUG thread. It's from dejoa

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=24029

    I hope this helps
    Jason
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    this is my net; loosely based on imrisks quarterweight netting design.

    no see um netting, cut long enough to overlap the head and foot end by about 6 inches... width of the fabric roll is just right to work with a structural ridgeline and an average (60 in wide) DIY hammock

    hand-sew the following. a pocket on each corner, two grosgrain (or any ribbon) loops at the ends in the center. if you don't want to sew, you could tie a clove hitch around pebbles to make weights for the corners and to make anchor points for tying to your suspension/ridgeline.

    here's pics

    bugnet in place
    http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_0996.jpg
    loops for attaching to suspension with prussik knot
    http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_0997.jpg
    pockets
    http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_0998.jpg
    Last edited by BigHat; 07-30-2012 at 11:55.

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