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    Good to see more Scottish hangers on here &...

    Good to see more Scottish hangers on here & welcome to the best forum ever WW.

    No such thing as bad weather - only bad gear!!
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    Spend a few nights in each of them outdoors first...

    Spend a few nights in each of them outdoors first before you make any decisions, might be that you just haven't found the sweet spot yet. Camp close to home so that you can bail easily if it really...
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    I use a WBBB with adjustable webbing suspension. ...

    I use a WBBB with adjustable webbing suspension. Not had any issues with tree sap as yet & if it's been a dry night I just stuff everything into the bishop bag together. If it's been wet and the...
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    I use a WBBB with adjustable webbing suspension. ...

    I use a WBBB with adjustable webbing suspension. Not had any issues with tree sap as yet & if it's been a dry night I just stuff everything into the bishop bag together. If it's been wet and the...
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    Congratulations Shug. Not surprised you're so...

    Congratulations Shug. Not surprised you're so popular and I too am a subscriber who is always looking for the next vid from the Shugmeister!

    I am surprised however that no-one has mentioned the...
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    Welcome from Scotland mate. Think you're gonna...

    Welcome from Scotland mate. Think you're gonna love it here :O)
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    The only downside to hammocks is never having...

    The only downside to hammocks is never having enough free time or good weather to hang in them often enough.

    As far as the long rainy day thing where everyone retires to their hammocks & the...
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    Love this place! Def the best place on the...

    Love this place! Def the best place on the entire net!
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    Never had this problem myself but mist is just...

    Never had this problem myself but mist is just moisture suspended in the air so it would logically make anything it touches damp. If your rig is surrounded by mist then I can understand it soaking...
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    Welcome to the forum mate, you'll find loads of...

    Welcome to the forum mate, you'll find loads of great info here.

    I'm 35 miles west of Glasgow & have been hammocking for over a year now. Gave up sleeping in a tent and have never looked back...
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    If you can afford it - Cuben is the way forward. ...

    If you can afford it - Cuben is the way forward. Honestly, I know it's mega expensive but the weight is astonishing! Makes a HUGE difference to my packweight & will do the same for yours too.
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    Bought a HH & had it 2 years before I slept in...

    Bought a HH & had it 2 years before I slept in it. Although I knew it made sense to carry a hammock rather than a tent, I felt it was a bit unsociable hanging alone while my mates were laughing &...
  13. Thread: New BB

    by ChillinOut
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    You're gonna love it!

    You're gonna love it!
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    Have both HH & WBBB - Blackbird wins every time.

    Have both HH & WBBB - Blackbird wins every time.
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    Blackbird - every time! So comfy I gave up...

    Blackbird - every time!

    So comfy I gave up sleeping in a bed
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    I think we tinker because we don't want to be...

    I think we tinker because we don't want to be dumped on the ground in the middle of the night so we faff about with our suspension firstly... is it reliable? How can I make it lighter / simpler /...
  17. I have a HG pillow & it's lovely & warm for using...

    I have a HG pillow & it's lovely & warm for using when I go to sleep - but it compresses a wee bit too much for lounging about for me.

    I have a wee cheapo inflatable pillow from Tesco that cost...
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    Linn of Dee area is hammock heaven for me. The...

    Linn of Dee area is hammock heaven for me.

    The West Highland Way (100 miles) is a good walk for 5-7 days or so.
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    Scotchbonnet is right Noid - Scotland is...

    Scotchbonnet is right Noid - Scotland is brilliant for hanging.

    Check out O2's Priority Moments, sometimes National Express do a one way fare of 10 from London to Glasgow.
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    Makes me chuckle... We're so used to Brandon,...

    Makes me chuckle...

    We're so used to Brandon, Dutch, Stormcrow et al coming up with new shiney innovative products (and Shug for showing us how it all goes together in the most entertaining ways...
  21. I wish I knew how much I'd been missing and I...

    I wish I knew how much I'd been missing and I wish I'd discovered hammocking earlier.

    1. Weight is important and should be considered before purchasing anything / everything.
    2. Bulk is a PITA -...
  22. Thread: i didi it!

    by ChillinOut
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    Awesome man. Reminded me of my first trip...

    Awesome man.

    Reminded me of my first trip which was about 20 years ago - I had too much weight in my pack coz I carried the big heavy version of everything - and half of that I didn't need...
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    Awesome video! Learned a lot from it, thanks for...

    Awesome video! Learned a lot from it, thanks for sharing.

    Brilliant setup man, best I've seen yet
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    Sticky: Coz it's what do in best in a hammock :O)

    Coz it's what do in best in a hammock :O)
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    Tens of thousands of dollars/pounds for a big...

    Tens of thousands of dollars/pounds for a big hammock? With a lead-time of 6-9 months?? Puh-leeze!! Not a chance! Are they really selling that many that you'd have to wait that long to get one?
    ...
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    Wow! That's a wake-up call for all of us. ...

    Wow! That's a wake-up call for all of us. Thanks for sharing.

    Every time I go outdoors I think I've covered all the bases in my prep, but little things matter hugely when the chips are down and...
  27. I use eye-bolts in the ceiling to hang from,...

    I use eye-bolts in the ceiling to hang from, screwed into the rafters they are good and solid but the height of the hammock off the floor can be compromised if you have high ceilings.

    I sleep in...
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    Sorry I don't have pics folks but I did a...

    Sorry I don't have pics folks but I did a different mod to mine...

    The two wee loops that hold the zipper side guyline to the hammock - I sewed two more just like them to the hammock body just...
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    Thanks guys. Trailryder42 -awesome! Just...

    Thanks guys.

    Trailryder42 -awesome! Just what I needed, thank you :D
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    Cinch buckle fiddly to undo - Help!

    Got adjustable webbing straps on my BB and love them. It's fine tightening them but loosening them is fiddly and awkward. I know there must be a knack of opening the buckle easily & smoothly but,...
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    I use an all-in-one downy mountain suit for...

    I use an all-in-one downy mountain suit for winter. I also take along an additional lightweight sleeping bag - more for the comfort & security of having something to snuggle under rather than for...
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    My journey was a lot shorter. I had a HH for 2...

    My journey was a lot shorter. I had a HH for 2 years and didn't use it as I thought it was a bit anti-social as all my mates would be in tents chatting while I'd be seperated from them and alone in...
  33. Thread: Pee Bottle

    by ChillinOut
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    Years ago my kid peed the tent coz he was very...

    Years ago my kid peed the tent coz he was very young and I can tell you that EVERYTHING was covered in it. Instant disaster! Big stramash in the middle of the night, trying to dry stuff, clean...
  34. Thread: I am Shug

    by ChillinOut
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    Will send butter tablet to you if you like mate,...

    Will send butter tablet to you if you like mate, PM me your address if you would like some. My pleasure & a wee thank you from me.

    I can just imagine it...

    Shug
    The Piney Woods
    USA

    Hehe
  35. Thread: I am Shug

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    Read all of the posts and agree with everyone's...

    Read all of the posts and agree with everyone's comments wholeheartedly - hilarious, informative, helped shorten the learning curve for me etc etc

    However...

    Not only have I learned a lot and...
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    +1 to that... quick, easy, familiar and you can...

    +1 to that... quick, easy, familiar and you can spend time dialling in what suits you best.
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    WW8Ball - Thanks bud, I saw that one while doing...

    WW8Ball - Thanks bud, I saw that one while doing my, um, research. What's really cool is it's about half the price of the X-Pole which appears to be the professional one (and likely the strongest)....
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    Man points to ya dude

    Man points to ya dude
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    WW8Ball - Thanks man, that was really helpful &...

    WW8Ball - Thanks man, that was really helpful & it's reassuring to know it's been done successfully already. Another point in favour of the stripper poles (Yes!!!) What kind of pole do you use? ...
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    Thanks for your help folks. Cannibal - I can't...

    Thanks for your help folks.

    Cannibal - I can't see your video, maybe my settings need adjusted or something

    Loving the replies & still laughing at some of them.

    Still going with installing...
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    Stripper poles as indoor anchor points??

    Unusual request for info follows...

    Like many others, I find that sleeping in a hammock helps my back as well as just being downright comfy. My back has been painful for years & as soon as I get...
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    Hmmmm maybe thats the problem cause I didn't have...

    Hmmmm maybe thats the problem cause I didn't have any s biners I just hooked it into the carabiners? Maybe that stretched out too far?

    GGT - Are you hooking the shockcord from the ends of the UQ...
  43. Poll: If you have to get over-the-calf down booties to...

    If you have to get over-the-calf down booties to wear with a Phoenix - wouldn't it have been better to have gone with an Incubator in the first place? :confused:
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    Tell her it's okay and that you've got another...

    Tell her it's okay and that you've got another one just like it at your girlfriend's house she can have.

    Light the blue touch paper & stand well back!! :cool:
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    More than two months from initial teaser until today and still nothing?? Come on Dutch... stop enjoying the testing and show us the magic!!
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    I bought an Incubator about 2 months ago and it's AWESOME!!

    The pros & cons for full length vs 3/4 will always be there & always have advocates for both. For me, comfort is king. I've paid my...
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    Welcome 12 bar I have 3 hammocks - a Hennessy...

    Welcome 12 bar

    I have 3 hammocks - a Hennessy Ultralight Backpacker, a DD Frontline and a Warbonnet Blackbird. Use different ones for different trips and like them all for different reasons. ...
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    Opie & DemostiX - thanks for your experience &...

    Opie & DemostiX - thanks for your experience & advice. I'll try the klemheist and see how it goes, if that doesn't work out then I'll try the kite string.

    Always amazed and thankful for the depth...
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    Opie - All I'm doing is stringing up a continuous...

    Opie - All I'm doing is stringing up a continuous ridgeline & using prussiks to stretch the tarp out & make it easy to centre it ok, nothing out of the ordinary.

    The stuff I bought is Stein...
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    I bought a throwline recently and I don't like it...

    I bought a throwline recently and I don't like it because it's too slippery. A prussik made of the same stuff won't hold on it under tension so it's useless as a ridgline IMO.

    It was expensive...
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