1166RE: Hammock Camping Self stretching bug net
- Apr 28, 2003Rick:
I use a 9 x 9 ft or 9 x 12 ft rectangle of bridal tulle as a
bug net with my simple hammocks.
I drape the netting over a ridgeline, and use two binder
clips to close it at each end. I just let the sides hang
down of their own weight. They're usually between half and
all the way to the ground.
The weight of the material alone seems enough to keep it
pressed against the side of the hammock. When it's windy
enough to blow the netting out of position, it's also windy
enough to disperse any bugs.
Now the Speer hammock comes much farther up than my Tropical
hammock. My bed is only 3 ft 6 in wide, and barely pops over
my shoulders when I'm lying flat. So my net has to be a lot
bigger, thus more material.
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