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Camo nets

Post by ksteph » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:48 am

This year, Steve's Army Surplus has loaded up with nets for us.

He has green ones available in 2 sizes: 16 ft diamond which is 75 and 32 circles/ hex and those are 125..he also has some spreader bars to prop them up..kinda cool.

He also said he has some weird screens ..military ones 40 feet by 40 feet..so huge and they are made to block sand but allow a breeze through..those are cheap at 80 bucks!


His address is 3356 Kietzke Lane, Reno NV 89502 near Sportsmans right off the freeway.. and the number is 775-828-1199..

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:40 pm

Well, this one certainly reeks of advertisement :roll:
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Post by ksteph » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:08 pm

Its informative...camo nets are a good alternative to tarps since the wind can go through them instead of taking your fortress away with a swift breeze...call it what you will though..

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Post by Elderberry » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:52 pm

I think it would reek less if it wouldn't have been the poster's first post posting it, and second post defending is as NOT advertising. Hmmm.....

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Post by ksteph » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:54 am

I just go to this guys store every year. He has good stuff and hes right off the freeway so its a nice pit stop...I was just trying to share some helpful resource. And Ive been on the forum before but since changed emails and can not retrieve my old information.

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Post by AntiM » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:00 am

Recommendations and referrals are allowed, as long as he isn't selling or shilling.

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Post by poppadaddy » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:21 am

Thanks for sharing, ksteph. Don't worry about the negative folk. I'd prefer to know about resources, and I sure don't expect everything to be a give-away.

Camo net is a great alternative, but it is still nice to have one solid piece of shade for the 1-3 PM period. (We ended up clipping a sheet to the camo net during those hours to give us shade). Rest of the time, it was great to have the breezy camo.

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Post by peace » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:26 pm

Camo nets don't work at all. We used one last year and my friends still found us and drank all my beer.

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Post by ksteph » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:09 am

ROFL Well im not saying that camo nets hide anything lol.. But it allows a breeze but blocks the sand and sun. This year I opt to try one of the tan screen shade thingies...they are huge....so I can have extra but they say it stops the sand from going through, lets only a little light in and has holes big enough that you can get some breeze action but not have your shade taken off in a gust...I think it will work better than a tarp....tarps suck...and I called around to HomeDept and Lowes and tarps are way expensive this year...

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:21 am

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Post by Sail Man » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:47 pm

poppadaddy wrote:Thanks for sharing, ksteph. Don't worry about the negative folk. I'd prefer to know about resources, and I sure don't expect everything to be a give-away.
Not trying to be negative, just noticed that it was a new poster and listing products along with prices just mad me wonder, seemed abit fishy. Certainly don't mind folks posting good informational resources/info. It's helped me burn a bit more comfortable. :D
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Post by Raven9940 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:05 pm

For someone who knows jack about camping: How do you put camo netting up? I'm thinking about getting some to use as shade for my tent. But I have no idea what kindof polls or way of attaching them will keep it all up in the wind.

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Post by Bounce530 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:39 pm

Sail Man wrote:seemed abit fishy.
Why would you drag Crypto into this?
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Post by misfit » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:51 pm

>>>>I have no idea what kindof polls or way of attaching them will keep it all up in the wind.<<<<

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Post by StevenGoodman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:44 pm

Raven9940 wrote:For someone who knows jack about camping: How do you put camo netting up? I'm thinking about getting some to use as shade for my tent. But I have no idea what kindof polls or way of attaching them will keep it all up in the wind.
The "real" way to put up camo netting is to use military spreader poles.
http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/pro ... m-2883.cfm

You stake the corners of the netting to the ground, or attach to something. You then use the spreader poles to hold the netting up in the air.

Can be seen here, Friends of Fidel at Dark skies:
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But you can use the netting in lots of ways. It helps some to just throw it over your tent.

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Post by teardropper » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:36 am

peace wrote:Camo nets don't work at all. We used one last year and my friends still found us and drank all my beer.
Hmm. Sure it was desert camo? Damn friends.

We had a small camo net and it wasn't bad. Was able to sit under it and not die. Though campmates still came to my RV awning. Might have been my likker supply, though.
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Post by motskyroonmatick » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:59 am

Knit Agricultural Shade Cloth 70% Or Higher. Available any where there is a green house industry. Can be made to spec with grommets and reinforced edges. Prices in my area seem reasonable. Perhaps a bit more costly than Camo netting and tarps but higher shade factor and way quieter than a tarp in wind.
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Post by whaleboy » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:18 pm

I have found camo net not heavy enough. Lets too much sun in. Maybe doubled or tripled would work. I have used a bunch of camo net as my dome skin, and always had to layer it with something else to be effective against the sun. Upgrading this year. Hopefully.
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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:38 pm

We use doubled up camo netting and have been pleased with the level of dappled shade that provides.

We're screwed if it actually rains.

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Re: camo

Post by Andy Wing » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:30 pm

Videogasm has been using Aluminet for a few years with good results.
It's lighter than camo and easier to work up and over our dome.

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