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    Bug Nets

    Looking to get a bug net for a 11' DIY Hammock. I know nothing about them.
    Recommendations.....
    Do i need a ridgeline?.....
    Brag a little Pictures will help.

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    A buginator from BIAS would do the trick if you just want to buy one. I'd recommend a ridge line with it though. If you have DIY skills, the fronkey net would do ya just fine too. I use a fronkey style net I made from tulle, but I ripped it even being careful with it; so I would use nanoseeum for my next one. Whatever you choose, it'll be a nice addition to your kit. Good luck Karl.
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    I like the Fronkey nets...for the money, they are so, easy to make, the tulle is so inexpensive, you can make one every year if ya are rough with them.
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    Karl, fwiw, the nets made of really fine mesh are hot...almost no breeze gets through. I have had good luck with a larger mesh size, treated with permethrin. I currently am using 200 openings/square inch netting from Barre Army/Navy.
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    Bug Nets

    I used fonkey's video to make mine out of a HUGE $13 military bug net. I cut two trapezoids and asked my mom to sew it up. Installed shock cord and POW!

    There's also a YouTube video by cryptikcricket where he used 2x$5 shear widow pane covers from walmart. He explains how it is a tad bit finer that noseeum and causes a 5 degree temp increase.

    Either way, those are 2 bug nets a for less than $15

    Look on ebay for the military nets. Look for the large one which shows as 200" across. It will even give you extra material to make snakeskins.

    I hope to make some skins out of my scraps in the coming weeks.


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    The ENO bugnet has a vertical zipper and is easier to close than the arc zipper opening used by some of the cottage folks. The downside is that it is a little more fiddley getting in and out.

    The mesh does kill the breeze somewhat and that is a drag on hot days.

    I am working on a diy with shockcord for the next setup (gift).
    Material is about $3 / yard or go with military surplus.

    An internal ridgeline keeps the net off you. If you don't use a ridgeline, you will want one for the bugnet.

    Some extra netting u der the hammock makes a nice place to drop the hat or other soft gear. (Instant gear hammock)

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    One really nice feature of the Cryptocricket design is that you can get the mesh panels in various colors. The light tan makes a good net that's a lot cooler than black or darker colors. Have also done one in white for my grand daughter.
    The air flow is less than the noseeum, but the heat build up is less. Kikoraa's net with the green tint and BIAS design is the way I'll do one next.
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    Bug Nets

    After my oernight this weekend, Ill be posting up a consolidated review of my bias camper Xl, hennessy hex fly, and my DIY bugnet along with dimensions of everything and some details on the net. Maybe that will help others out making a net for such a large hammock.

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    Another option is Bug Sock from PapaSmurf at Dream. You can get it made to the size you want/need.

    http://www.dream-hammock.com/shop.ht...11&id=17335448

    PapaSmurf is fantastic to deal with and if you wanted it slightly different, maybe a zipper instead of an end draw cord I am sure he would be willing to work with you on it.
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    I picked up a couple of these Skeeta Tents. I sowed the edges together, left a small opening with a draw cord on one end and cut the other off at the length I wanted. I put velcro on that end so I can slide the net down if I want to use the hammock in chair mode. On one side I ripped the seam and put a zipper in for entry. I'm in my 11' DIY hammock in the picture.
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