Re: [Hammock Camping] Silk Hammock & thaisilks
- Are you going to make a Speer type Hammock? If you
sew anywhere in the body of the hammock it acts like
the perforation between stamps and will tear along the
stitch line. If you just knot the ends you should
have no problems. You can sew the Velcro on the edge
of the hammock for the bug net.
The silk gauze works well for the bug net. I think
the silk is a finer mesh than the noseeum stuff. You
can call Thai Silks and ask for a sample of the gauze.
They are real nice about that and they have a 1-800
number. I am sure at your weight the 8mm will work
fine. I am still careful how I get in an out of my
hammock. Some of that is out of respect for the
Hammock maker (Hi Ed).
I will try the Woolite idea.
--- Paul Kaercher <yomas_1@...> wrote:
Much obliged for the detailed and timely information.
It seems like 8mm silk will work for my 166 lb.
Do you find the silk gauze to be noseeum proof?
I intend to treat the gauze with permethrin so even
if the gauze is not midge proof they probably would
not survive crawling through the netting.
BTW- I add some liquid woolite to the 0.5% permethrin
solution. This reduces the surface tension of the
resulting in the netting being thoroughly wetted and
retaining more liquid during the drying process. This
presumably will result in the netting having more
permethrin attached to it when dry.
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