Small bug netting plans/ideas?
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USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Small bug netting plans/ideas? on 01/30/2013 19:47:37 MST Print View

Can someone direct me to a thread with good ideas/issues/plans for a small inner tent of sorts that can be hung from a MLD Patrol? I'm thinking what I have come across so far is either too expensive or heavy. (MLD net tent or Borah standard size bivy) Looking to make something to hang a short distance above my body so if I need to hang a leg out of my sb, I can without mosquitoes getting me. Which weight is best? 1 oz. or .7 oz work fine? Thinking at most I need 3 yards for head to toe and draping some over my head. Looking for maybe a final product weight under 3oz, just guessing there, which would be half the weight of a Borah bivy. I'll take a look at some of the ready-made bug bivys for ideas.
Duane

Steve Meier
(smeier) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
tulle not worth it on 01/30/2013 20:47:11 MST Print View

To go as light as you're thinking you likely need to go to tulle, which you can buy at any big box fabric store. You could either sew it or simply drape it over you, using a hang of some kind above your head. It's very cheap to buy but also rips easily so you'll need to handle with care. I have a bug sock of tulle for my hammock and it weigh 2.6 oz.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
tulle not worth it on 01/30/2013 21:57:38 MST Print View

Never heard of it, I'll have to do some research on that then. I envy Alameda Frank, he can do with a 3oz. tarp and no bug netting, the bugs don't mess with him. Here I'm trying to get under 12 oz. or so for a secure shelter. Everyone wants so much money. By the time I get all the pieces here, I may be better off with the Zpacks solo Hexamid with netting and beak.
Duane

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
remedy on 01/31/2013 18:51:26 MST Print View

I got a response from John at Borah, made me a nice offer on a demo bivy, exactly what I wanted. It was demoed at GGG. Part of my puzzle acquired.
Duane