BUDGET DIY MOSQUITO NET FOR TARP CAMPING

Sleeping under a tarp is a lot of fun but not when 1000 mosquitoes are attacking you. So I did a 2-person mosquito net for myself and it was a really easy and cheap project! The materials cost about 9€ and the mesh weights 159 g / 5,6 oz. I used it on my last trip and I really liked it! For these really small bugs you are going to need a denser mesh but with mosquitoes this simple and cheap mesh works like a charm.

The materials you are going to need:
Mosquito mesh rectangle piece 2m x 2,6m
Mosquito mesh triangle piece 140 cm x 120 cm x 10 cm (check the video for the size of the triangle AND you need TWO of these pieces)
Strong ribbon 30 cm
Thinner rubber band 4 m (for the bottom)
Thicker rubber band 1 m (for the hanging guy lines)
2 small pieces of eraser/pebbles etc.
Thread for sewing

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50 Comments

  1. Clifford Wright on September 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Well done thank you for showing us.

  2. Paul D. Green on September 16, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Looks like it’s going to work great for you! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thomas Müller on September 16, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    great!!!

  4. Rauhansalo on September 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I’m afraid of ticks. I would need a floorpanel for that mosquito net.

  5. El Kabong on September 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Really enjoyed it. Thx from the 305 miami,fl. Were its flat and always wet.

  6. Halie Bradley on September 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    That’s awesome! I need to try this, it’s so light weight and actually looks nice compared to other budget options! Love watching your videos!

  7. Jim Cook on September 16, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for posting this.

  8. Gary Bowen on September 16, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Want to try tarp tenting instead of lugging around a 4lb tent, so I bought a Sea to Summit Nano insect shelter that you set up inside/underneath the tarp as per yours. Your’e pretty cool with the DIY skills… If you come to backpack in Canada or the US, though, you need a finer net cause we have…. noseeum’s… and blackflies, they are really tiny and more annoying than mosquitos.

  9. michael åhlfors on September 16, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    lol @ intro <3

  10. Ric Hamilton on September 16, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Perfect !

  11. Seamus3051 on September 16, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you Maiu. The tutorial was clear and easy to follow, you’re a good teacher .. : ) : ) Producing your own gear makes the outdoors, so much more enjoyable because you become more independent of the market place and more assured of your own abilities. I have always respected, and admired the old pioneer long hunters, and voyageurs who could live in the wilderness with nothing more than a few basic hand tools for an indefinite length of time; and who had only their own skills and ingenuity to depend on. Be well and stay safe… Cheers.

  12. David A on September 16, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Nice Job! Love the idea!

  13. Scoon on September 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I really enjoy your videos, you always make me smile 🙂 Your accent in this one is cute too, when you say "soo-ing" 😉

  14. Harald Thingelstad on September 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    You may be interested in this web shop. Textiles for outdoor use is somewhat rare to find, but this is at least in Europe:
    https://www.extremtextil.de/en

  15. Petit panier d'osier on September 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    DIY at its finest ! Inexpensive and effective !!!

  16. Mike Mental on September 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Go to fabrik store and by this voilė or something like that, is used make curtains. No bugs can come thru it.
    And it is in many colours

  17. Butty Bach outdoors on September 16, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Genius 💪🏻. Thank you

  18. Bradley Campbell on September 16, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    i never did like the idea of applying chemicals to my skin to keep mosquitoes off me. this is a great idea!

  19. EdApeld on September 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    a very good idea and perfect handwork. The mesh is a bit too big 😉

  20. RhodieFreedomCamp on September 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Great idea & inspiration. Thanks. I wish I could hire you as coach / inspirator & DIY guide 🙂

  21. Dano DeMano on September 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Great video. I like to make some of my gear too. My favorite is rectangle cutting boards made from thick plastic vinegar bottles. It’s only a temporary recycle until I discard them, but they do the job for quite a while!

  22. Erik Mitchell on September 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Was sending you a message on Etsy to let you know the prints arrived in perfect condition. Thank you. Then wanted to thank you for what you’re doing — your tarp shelter video was the first one that I saw about a year ago and I’ve been a big fan ever since 🙂 I’ve made a big change in my lifestyle in the past year and it’s been very good for me. Having people like you for inspiration has been really important. Now, you post a video on making a mosquito net to go with a tarp shelter — that’s exactly what I have needed! I was going to go buy a 1 person tent because of mosquitos but I am going to do this first. You are awesome! Thanks again!

  23. Grace Simpson on September 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Nice tip, I start to use this portable USB lamp for catching mosquitos and for now do the work done. Check my video how it works.

  24. Timo Lähdesmäki on September 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Great tip about the rubber string. Will use it on my Mozzy tarp this spring. Greetings from up north.

  25. nseight on September 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    🙂

  26. Lynda Payne on September 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Floor length sheer curtains work too. And not as much sewing.

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  28. FinallyMe78 on September 16, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Great job! I like it. Very simple.

  29. Cyborg69 on September 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Nice job with the netting!

  30. Sam Johnson on September 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Really nice video on the netting. I just bought a mosquito net and now I see your video, oh well at least I (if luck holds out when I make one) will have two and yours is so much more user friendly. Keep up the good videos I enjoy what you are doing. Thanks

  31. Plant Grinder on September 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Great video! I’d like to make something similar but with a sealed bottom (to keep out spiders and leeches, etc.). Thinking about adopting some of your design for my attempt. Thanks for posting!!

  32. Borderline Wild Camping on September 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Dear Lady, you lost me with the sowing machine :)))) nice vids. Thanks from NL.

  33. worddunlap on September 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    "no see ’em" mesh would be required here. They will make you pray for mosquitoes.

  34. Rod Jackson on September 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Great job Thanks for sharing

  35. Tomsgate on September 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Cool Idea 🙂

  36. Johnny Savage on September 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    You are awesome

  37. Raya Chheuy on September 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    If you ever decide to sell this on your etsy site I would be the first to buy. I have the dexterity of a troll.

  38. Derek Whipps on September 16, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    this is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Rao Mudasir on September 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Wonderful… Really helpful…

  40. Borderline Wild Camping on September 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Dear Lady , you lost me When the sowing machine came on the table :))))). Nice vids . Thanks from NL.

  41. SuperKaloyan on September 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I need one:).. great job!!

  42. CR S on September 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    6 downvoters are mosquitos…

  43. Carlos Tomate/tonhatti on September 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    very nice project

  44. Bowlin01 on September 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Great project, and another great video. I hope the mossie net serves you well and keeps you and Luna bite-free!

  45. Clifford Elmer James on September 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Great Job!!! Keep Making Those Videos. Kentucky USA

  46. Charlie Peterson Adventures on September 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    you are an artist!

  47. Mike Conn on September 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Nice job! I’m going to try your design. Really enjoy watching, love your enthusiasm.

  48. HerrFinsternis on September 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Awesome, that’s really clever thanks for sharing 😀

  49. Cory Gardner on September 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Great idea. I was thinking of doing something like this, I may have a different layout but this was helpful! Thanks

  50. Jim Jungle on September 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    The A-frame (pup tent) tarp shelter is about the easiest to add netting inside. Some of the other tarp tent designs can be a bit more difficult to put up netting. This stretchy, elastic netting looks great! I haven’t seen it before, but looks like it might be good for making the odd shapes to fit other style tarp tents. I’m going to try it, if I can find it.

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