I've been going to camp with my Boy Scout son Tyler for three years now and we're coming up on year number four very soon. Every year I have seen these fantastic mosquito net frames some of the boys from other troops had for their beds and I kept thinking "one of these days I'm going to build one of those," well today, I did.

So I had to start with some kind of plans, even though I've never constructed anything like this I managed to find some terrific plans online. After looking them over the project didn't seem to be that hard and here's the good news, it wasn't.

This is the link to a young man's page called GR8Scouting where I found the plans I used. I'm not sure what his name is, but he did a bang up job on these plans and I can only hope they will fit the bed frames used at Camp Pioneer.

If you're using a standard cot size though, these should work great for you.

I think I mentioned it at the end of the video, but don't even bother with the glue, everything fits pretty snugly and you'll need to totally dismantle it to make it easy to transport, be sure you label the pieces so you don't need the plans in front of your face to reassemble the frame.

The only other thing I did was use 1/2" pvc pipe instead of the 3/4" he recommends in his plans. The 3/4" just seemed a little overkill to me, probably a bad mistake on my part but we'll see if it lasts the week with me crawling in a out of it.

Have a great camping season and good luck keeping the bugs off of you.