I had another night using DebW's designed net. Last night was
somewhat windy and I made an improvement that works in 15mph wind.
I have to have a name to refer to this thing, as shorthand... I
coined the HungBugNet Deb... Do you have something else you would
I sewed a pocket on each side on the inside surface of the net. I can
put sandals, or pocket contents in those pockets. This really holds
the net against the side of the hammock well, creating a good seal.
The ends are held closed by the last little bit of the hammock tubes,
pulled down over the overhand knots.
This is a very workable solution for bug protection for those who
prefer not to use velcro in a hammock. It also makes it easier and
less expensive to build a Speer Hammock. I like being able to remove
the net, unlike my QuarterWeight hammock. I also like the ability to
get in the hammock from either edge, wearing each one evenly.
Advantages of the "velcroless" design: It makes it much quieter to
get up in the middle of the night (no velcro ripping sound.) There is
no velcro to get caught on fragile nylon fabric.