1) Bug Net Body
3) End Closure
4) Ridge Line
5) Stuff Sack
Check your bug net for any fraying seams, damaged net material, and test the zipper to ensure it is in working order.
Setting up a bug net requires a hammock that is already hung and ready for use.
Locate the end closure on one end of the bug net. Pass your arm through the entire bug net, from one end closure to another, by scrunching it onto your arm until your hand is exposed on the other side.
Pass the ridgeline cord through all the loops on the top of the bug net and secure either end to each tree using a bowline knot. Tension the ridgeline according to your personal preference and hang height. We recommend securing the ridgeline in a way that allows you to hang center mass within the bug net, Pictured in Image 4. This prevents you from contacting the net anywhere (lest the bugs get you through the net and hammock fabric. Keep in mind, you can also attach the ridgeline to the tree straps rather than the trees, depending on the height of the straps.
Enter and exit the bug net through the vertical zipper in the center.
Do not leave the hammock, bug net, or tree straps in direct sunlight. The UV light will degrade and weaken the nylon material over time.
Avoid stepping on the bug net, letting it drag on the ground, or abrading it in any other way. This will weaken and damage the netting.
Do not use solvents or soaps to clean the bug net, warm or room temperature water will remove most dirt and stains. If soap is needed, only use a very small amount of a very gentle cleaner like Woolite or Revivex Pro Cleaner.
Dry your bug net in the shade, out of direct sunlight.
Do not pack the bug net up wet, this may result in mildew forming on the fabric.
Be responsible when selecting trees to hang from, they should be at least 8 inches in diameter and healthy enough to support the weight.