Bug Net Manual
- Bug Net Body
- End Closure
- Ridge Line
- 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 Over Hammock
Disconnect one end of the hammock and grasp it with the hand that was passed through the bug net. Pull the bug net off your arm and onto the hammock, reconnect the hammock end to its respective tree strap. The bug net should now be completely on the hammock.
Attach one end closure to the hammock by pulling it over the gathered end of the hammock and tightening the seal using the drawstring and cord lock. Repeat for 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.
Enter and exit the bug net through the vertical zipper in the center.
Once you are ready to exit the hammock turn sideways so you are sitting in it like a chair again. Lean forward and place your feet on the ground, lean forward and stand up. Now disassemble your hammock by reversing the setup steps. Detach the hammock from the tree straps, throwing the hammock over your shoulder again here will keep it clean and dry.
Stuff the bug net back into its stuff sack. This is easily accomplished by holding the bag upside down by the opening and using your fingers to push the bug net back into the bag a little at a time. Attempt to get as much of the bug net into the bottom of the bag as you can, this will ensure there is enough space in the bag to accommodate the whole bug net.
Be sure to cleanup your campsite and double check that any fires have been completely snuffed out.
Do not leave the hammock, but 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.
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.
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