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    Sagging Bug Sock?

    I am new to hammock camping and I recently purchased a bug sock for my hammock. I like having the option to remove the bug net so I thought a bug sock would be the way to go. I finally receive the bug sock and when I place it on my hammock it drapes on my face. Is there any solution to solve this problem? I know i could probably sew in a couple pull outs on the bug sock and then stake it out but I would like to stay away from staking my hammock bug sock out if possible. The sagging bug net problem is probably my fault for making the dimensions to big. I figured there is no better place to ask this question than Hammock Forums!

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    I'm guessing your hammock doesn't have a ridgeline? Adding a ridgeline would keep it off your face as well as help set your hammock sag and give you a place to stash things in your hammock. If you don't wanna go that route, if you use a continuous ridgeline for your tarp you could clip it to that.

    If none of that suits your fancy you can remake it to closer dimensions or for quick and dirty just bunch up the excess and wrap a rubber band around it.
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I should have mentioned that my hammock does have a ridgeline. It seems that when the bug sock is suspended over the ridgeline, the bug sock just caves in on me. It seems like the best option is just to remake it to a smaller dimension.

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    Toss your day clothes/odds and ends you may need to reach during the night/backpack (if it's light enough) in the bottom of the sock. This will tighten up the sides so that it doesn't flop in your face.
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    Several folks here on the forums have added tie outs on the head end to pull the fabric apart. Use a small piece of sponge or other object to tie the cord around.
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    Thanks for all the great ideas! Thanks to Catavarie's idea, I was able to place some of my spare clothing at the bottom of my bug sock and was successfully able to pull the bug net of my face! I still might add a tie out point to the bug sock to try and pull the netting off my face this way, but putting items at the bottom of the sock seems to work quite well. Thanks for helping the new guy out!

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    Ok partly from having a HH I don't get this ...( Im feeling like a noob ) I have seen a two DIY and well, why not make a banana instead of a 180? You move the pin of arc off table and adjust. Honest why not a half treat the bottom with Sawyer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    Ok partly from having a HH I don't get this ...( Im feeling like a noob ) I have seen a two DIY and well, why not make a banana instead of a 180? You move the pin of arc off table and adjust. Honest why not a half treat the bottom with Sawyer?
    Look up top entry bug net... It's the same...

    I like having the full bugnet for several reasons, one is taking it off, another is it gives a bug free place to put your boots, if my topquilt falls off it doesn't get dirty... The weight is a bit much at almost a full pound but oh well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Look up top entry bug net... It's the same...

    I like having the full bugnet for several reasons, one is taking it off, another is it gives a bug free place to put your boots, if my topquilt falls off it doesn't get dirty... The weight is a bit much at almost a full pound but oh well...
    The top entry bugnet, called TED bugnet, for an 11' long hammock weighs 10 oz. using standard no-seeum netting or 7 oz. using ultra- or nano-seeum netting or 4 oz. using JoAnn's Fashion Tulle.

    Also weighs 7 oz. as a hammock sock using Nobul1 or M50.

    I make it to open on both sides using 6' of 3/32" shock cord on each side. Over an ounce can be saved by making it to open on one side only.

    This is my favorite bugnet/hammock sock pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    The top entry bugnet, called TED bugnet, for an 11' long hammock weighs 10 oz. using standard no-seeum netting or 7 oz. using ultra- or nano-seeum netting or 4 oz. using JoAnn's Fashion Tulle.

    Also weighs 7 oz. as a hammock sock using Nobul1 or M50.

    I make it to open on both sides using 6' of 3/32" shock cord on each side. Over an ounce can be saved by making it to open on one side only.

    This is my favorite bugnet/hammock sock pattern.
    Having said all I said above about liking my full... I have the plan in my head for the top entry on my table cloth hammock in the nearish future... So I think they all have uses...
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