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Self supporting Mosquito net

for hammocks
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There are, Google tells me, a few types of self supporting mosquito nets (SSMNs).

As far as I can tell, there isn't one for hammocks - the existing designs are like modified dome tents or made to go over a camp bed and sleeping bag.

my idea is as follows:

the main body of the SSMN follows convention, being made from the standard white (or other colour) fine plastic (Nylon/polyester? mesh. It is reinforced at about 18"/45cm intervals with spring steel (or appropriate plastic) hoops for about 6'/200cm. The ends would have holes with canvas 'arms' attatched, which would themselves be elasticated, garter like, at intervals to prevent mosqito intrusion this way.

Entry would be effected via a zip two thirds to three quarters of the way up the body of the net, running parallel to the hoops.

The net would incorporate a method of suspending it equally around the occupant of the hammock, most likely pieces of elastic/bungee cord with hooks attatched, located at or slightly above the centerline (x axis) that would hook onto the hammock.

The SSMN would pack away into a neat circular cover measuring approximately 5" in depth by three feet across. Unless it could be twisted back onto itself like those pop up tents...

putterling, May 10 2006

mosquito net cocoon for hammocks http://hammockbliss...com/19/cat19.htm?87
click back and there is another kind [xandram, May 10 2006]

Hammock Mosquito Net http://ehammocksusa...ito_net_2869110.htm
Looks very foldable, too [Canuck, May 11 2006]

Oh please PopOpens
Like, redundant [zeno, May 11 2006]

(?) Hennessyhammock www.hennessyhammock.com
Supershelter I am using for sleeping and relaxing when camping [Pellepeloton, Sep 26 2007]


       [xandram] that looks like a giant sheet of muslin.   

       Admittedly my researches didn't take me very far, so I'm not that surprised that there already is something out there.
putterling, May 10 2006

       there's no accounting for those photos. Check out the whole site, there are others that look more like mesh.
xandram, May 10 2006

       They're called "Jungle Hammocks."
HaltAndCatchFire, May 11 2006

       Helium helium helium!
caspian, May 11 2006

       Is there an echo in here?   

       Sorry, [caspian], I don't think [helium] visits here anymore.   

       [xandram], I doubt bliss would be comfortable in a hammock right now, what with her neck and all.   

       [putterling], here's another link. Perhaps you'd like to voluntarily remove this idea as it appears to be Baked?
Canuck, May 11 2006

       Hmm... I'm in two minds about whether of not to remove this, due to the links.   

       It is, in some ways, similar to [AH]s PopOpens, being large and hooped. (perhaps if [AH]'s description was clearer...)   

       The SSMN would fit hammocks with and without spreader bars as it would tubular to funnel-like,(fig.1) instead of tapering to the ends like the linked versions.   

       fig.1: <(((|))>   

       I think I'll leave it (at least, for the time being) and see what else arises.
putterling, May 11 2006

       I have this hammock with integrated mosquito net. The net supports the hammock over the ridgeline and gives hammock good shape. So looks like your idea is baked.
Pellepeloton, Sep 26 2007


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