I bought a cheap bug net at Wally World for like 6 bucks I've been working on as a cheap way to add bug protection for the ultralight. It's excessively large and weighs 11 ounces (w/ stuff sack). I put small holes in the ends to slide the hammock suspension through so it hangs over the ridgeline. I now need to find a way to seal the bottom. I could simply leave it as is, because it does hang to ground, and stake it directly to the ground, but that's both a pain and adds excessive weight, defeating the whole purpose to begin with.
Step 3: After you have sewn both sides of the hammock thread your webbing through the hem. The easiest way to do this is to tape the webbing to a yard stick (or a fly swatter, that’s what we happened to have on hand) and push the webbing through the hem.
The spreader-bar hammock is easily recognized by wooden or metal bars at the head and foot of the hammock, spreading its width and allowing for easy access for casual use, such as in a backyard. Unfortunately, the spreader bars also make the hammock unsteady since the metacenter of the hammock when sleeping is very high. This style is generally considered less stable and less comfortable for sleeping than other styles. A subset of this style is the single-spreader bar hammock, which uses a spreader bar on only one end and is much more stable. A variation of the single-spreader bar hammock has three attachment points, one at each corner of the spreader bar and one at the non-spreader bar end and is nearly untippable.
Install the prepared pipes in the ends of the hammock and thread the rope as shown in one of the diagrams. Sometimes rope will come with a rope ...