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Old 07-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #1291
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These days in the hammocking world $70 isn't a bunch
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:06 PM   #1292
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Budget misquito solutions?
What have yall come up with to keep the bugs at bay while in a hammock?
when i first tried out hammock camping many years ago, $25 got me a hammock with built in netting conopy thing which was great. but now that same set up seems to be going for $70 give or take. its not that im a cheap ass, i just dont want to spend a bunch of money atm...
If you've got a sewing machine and about an hour to kill, you can make one that works really well.

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I made one, it works great and it's easy stitching. You can get the materials for around $3 a yard and you'll need a little more than twice as much as your ridge line is long.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #1293
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They sure look nice... but not very practical in the desert here :(
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:56 AM   #1294
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These days in the hammocking world $70 isn't a bunch
i miss the days when i first started into it. much more affordable then.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #1295
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The wife and I headed up to Balsam Mountain Camp Ground near Cherokee, NC for the weekend. Took this picture just before we broke camp. Yes, we were tent camping, but brought the two DIY hammocks for napping. I must say, I did a pretty good job...
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #1296
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Budget misquito solutions?
What have yall come up with to keep the bugs at bay while in a hammock?
when i first tried out hammock camping many years ago, $25 got me a hammock with built in netting conopy thing which was great. but now that same set up seems to be going for $70 give or take. its not that im a cheap ass, i just dont want to spend a bunch of money atm...

Look at the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Trunk-Sk...er+pro+hammock
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #1297
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If you've got a sewing machine and about an hour to kill, you can make one that works really well.

LInk

I made one, it works great and it's easy stitching. You can get the materials for around $3 a yard and you'll need a little more than twice as much as your ridge line is long.
Made one myself, but purchased a mosquito net from REI on sale for 9 bucks shipped to my door. It was actually cheaper to buy the pre-assembled cot net rather than buying the material from scratch. I cut it up and made it into a pretty decent mosquito net. Has worked great thus far, and sure as heck beats spending a significantly higher amount of money on a pre-made hammock net. A lot of the items you'll see are a rip off. If you're the least bit thrifty, you can DIY and save a substantial amount of money.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #1298
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Budget misquito solutions?
What have yall come up with to keep the bugs at bay while in a hammock?
when i first tried out hammock camping many years ago, $25 got me a hammock with built in netting conopy thing which was great. but now that same set up seems to be going for $70 give or take. its not that im a cheap ass, i just dont want to spend a bunch of money atm...
I have a Byer Moskito - works well, cheap, small, light. Small enough to carry along with the tent. It's good to have options... Can be found for around $40.

http://www.byerofmaine.com/products/...traveller.html

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Old 07-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #1299
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I have got two Byer hammocks as well, one thing I don't like about them is the strings. They get tangled in stuff. I keep one in my van and I sleep in the Byer Amazonian just about every night.
The two tone three panel one I keep in the van is a bit uncomfortable due to the stitching where the panels are sewn together. The nylon stretches a bit as you lay in it, except at the seams, and you lay across them both, so it's a flawed design.
I like the moskito though, great price! It doesn't seem to be the same design as the parachute fabric unit I have from them, so that's nice.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #1300
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Ok, I'll play (finally).. From a fishing trip in north/central Sweden (to me everything is north above Linköping )

WB BB, SnugPak uq (uq:s rock, btw), and while there's no tarp on the pic, I use DD:s 3x4 or 3x3 interchangeably. This time I employed a shelter however



This is an upgrade (X-mas present from GF ) from the DD Hammock I had (the bivy-able one), which I first got a year ago to try out this weird thing of sleeping suspended, hanging from things. Can't say that I'll do it any other way unless I have to.. and in Sweden, where wild camping is allowed and only the very highest mountains have no trees, I don't see that happening too often.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:06 PM   #1301
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I use Snugpak sleeping bags and was unaware that they made underquilts.

Good to know, thanks.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:12 AM   #1302
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I use Snugpak sleeping bags and was unaware that they made underquilts.

Good to know, thanks.
Got mine from DD Hammocks as well, http://www.ddhammocks.com/product/underblanket, another thing "just to try". I'm sure there are better ones out there, but this one works very well so far. Had a couple of cold nights in the north of Sweden at that trip (meaning definitely single digits, probably below 5), and with a summer-rated sleeping bag I only felt I needed to cover up my nose.. my nose gets real cold for some reason, so I've had to get a balaclava.. should drink more before bed to get that nice red tint of a nose.. but then I'd have to pee more.. ah the problems.

Oh btw, asking the common wisdom here: when I tried to snug the uq up to the hammock, I wound up tightening the fabric in the middle to the point where it was hard to stay "in" the uq, while the actual insulation hung slack below. What was I doing wrong? I think I was over-tightening the end cords that are in the middle of the short ends, because I wanted to avoid gaps, but what say those who know?
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #1303
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:22 PM   #1304
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:45 PM   #1305
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Oh btw, asking the common wisdom here: when I tried to snug the uq up to the hammock, I wound up tightening the fabric in the middle to the point where it was hard to stay "in" the uq, while the actual insulation hung slack below. What was I doing wrong? I think I was over-tightening the end cords that are in the middle of the short ends, because I wanted to avoid gaps, but what say those who know?
One way to tighten up the uq suspension is to hang it from a triangle of fabric or cord (triangle thingies). Do you have a structural ridgeline on your hammock? You could add a couple of mitten hooks to a cord and Prussia it onto the srl and do the same. Then there is a Dutchware quilt hook but you will have to look those up on hammockforums.net
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