No Sew, Head and Bug Net Pull-Out for Hammocks

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    • Derek says:

      These “alligator”-type clips could work, but it puts more abrasion on your tarp or hammock that could cause tears, especially for tarps made of lightweight materials like silnylon or light polyester. The donut style illustrated is much more gentle.

  1. Brandon says:

    A dime or pebble and a piece of string work just as well for free; also with less added weight if you grab a pebble from your campsite for the microgram counters put there.

  2. Todd says:

    Hi, I have a Grand Trunk UL Skeeter Beeter. It has four loops attached to the bug netting, for running two ridge lines (one on either side) which I’m hoping to replace with just one. Do you think this technique might work for supporting the bug netting down the hammock’s centerline? Any concerns the netting wouldn’t hold up?

    • Derek says:

      Yes. It will work. I’ve also done it by taking two lengths of shock cord and tied them to the loops and then pulled them out to the end of the hammock. So no ridgeline needed and no line between the loops. I hope that makes sense.

  3. Todd says:

    Yeah, that works great! You really know your stuff. I will check out your book. Thanks again.

  4. Brim Stone says:

    Decades ago I’d carry extra line and PING-PONG balls to make low-stress attachment points.

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