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    Well done Rich, guess you'll be too busy to use...

    Well done Rich, guess you'll be too busy to use your Trailstar now! I could offer to give it a new home, only joking! Keep up the great reports & promoting all things hammocky from the UK.
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    UK Hammocks. However you have to check turnaround...

    UK Hammocks. However you have to check turnaround time, as they are made to order. I've got the 3 season 3/4 length (although I asked Matt to increase the length) & it's superb. Easy to set up, warm,...
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    Welcome, & good advice about the skin so soft....

    Welcome, & good advice about the skin so soft. When I did the 1st monster challenge around Loch Ness, it was the only thing that kept the midges from biting. Even Royal Marines swear by the stuff, or...
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    Hi & welcome from the midlands! UK that is.

    Hi & welcome from the midlands! UK that is.
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    I've got the Woodsman X in double layer & it's...

    I've got the Woodsman X in double layer & it's fantastic, packs down well in it's bishop bag the adjustable foot sag is useful for getting that just so comfort. I also got one of Matt's uq's as well,...
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    Nice report, loved the photos!

    Nice report, loved the photos!
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    Well I went for the 3/4 length UKHammocks UQ,...

    Well I went for the 3/4 length UKHammocks UQ, we'll see about that trailstar another time. Can't wait now for it be delivered. Also ordered some amsteel for a SLS setup, due to the distance between...
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    Welcome from Warwick, west midlands. Hammocking...

    Welcome from Warwick, west midlands. Hammocking is very addictive!
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    Thanks craige, think I may go the snugpak route &...

    Thanks craige, think I may go the snugpak route & look to mod the ends to allow cinching. That way I have some money over for the Trailstar tarp.
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    Thanks for the advice! I have a limited budget &...

    Thanks for the advice! I have a limited budget & lots of 'wants'. Struggling to find the lower comfort temp for the snugpak, any idea how low you've taken it?Temp rating may be the deciding factor, I...
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    Not sure if this will work from my IPad but...

    Not sure if this will work from my IPad but here's a link to a post I made once I received my woodsman X. Pictures included (hopefully). Still love mine though, comfy and versatile. Just need an...
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    The new Pencott patterns by Hyde deffinition are...

    The new Pencott patterns by Hyde deffinition are really nice, looking forward to someone making tarps out of them. Other than that the new German Arid flecktarn works well or just plain light olive...
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    Hi from the west midlands! Happy hanging.

    Hi from the west midlands! Happy hanging.
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    I can vouch for that, I did the 1st monster in...

    I can vouch for that, I did the 1st monster in Inverness a couple of years ago and skin so soft was the only thing to stop the midges biting! I bought it from some ex royal marines who swear by the...
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    And a big hello from down the road in Warwick.

    And a big hello from down the road in Warwick.
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    And a big welcome from the midlands!

    And a big welcome from the midlands!
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    Hello from south of the border! Can't wait to get...

    Hello from south of the border! Can't wait to get back north of the border!
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    Welcome from South of The Border!

    Welcome from South of The Border!
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    I was going to recommend Etremtextil.de & point...

    I was going to recommend Etremtextil.de & point north fabrics, but Mat beat me to it. Enjoy your DIY project, sounds like Mat's come up trumps with a good deal, I was also going to suggest his...
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    Try UKHammocks, they make there own and stock...

    Try UKHammocks, they make there own and stock Warbonnet Blackbirds!
    Welcome by the way from Warwick.
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    I'd also add the Farrimond hitch (search on...

    I'd also add the Farrimond hitch (search on Wikipedia) it's a prussick loop tied with a single end and a slippery half hitch. I use it from the tarp to a continuous ridge line CRL. Oh also the...
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    Welcome from south of the border, way south in...

    Welcome from south of the border, way south in the midlands! Looking to get back up to the Cairngorns if the fuel ever gets back to a sensible price!
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    Lovely spot you found there! I really like the...

    Lovely spot you found there! I really like the quality of your photos, so it was no surprise to see you are a photographer by profession. As a keen amateur, it's always nice to see well composed and...
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    Have a look at ukhammocks, they sell 7/64 Amsteel...

    Have a look at ukhammocks, they sell 7/64 Amsteel blue and webbing straps, by the meter or built up into whoopies and tree straps. Alternatively google dyneema D12 and check out ships chandlers or...
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    If your after Amsteel, Mat at UKHammocks stocks...

    If your after Amsteel, Mat at UKHammocks stocks it along with zingit. I've heard good things about the D12 as well, as for descender rings DD hammocks had/has them also climbing shops do them. I use...
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    And a big Hello from Warwick (Uk that is). You...

    And a big Hello from Warwick (Uk that is). You could try pointnorth.co.uk for fabrics, the pertex and ripstop nylon are reasonably priced and can be had in widths around 1.5m. Or try etremtextil.de...
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    In the UK I've used fuse wire (13amp), you could...

    In the UK I've used fuse wire (13amp), you could try that, if of course your home electrics use fuse wire, only antique systems use it over here, but we can still get the wire. Other than that...
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    What a great idea! A joint hang, without...

    What a great idea! A joint hang, without trespassing, now wouldn't that be strange. Usually it's wild camping or the back garden that I get to hang. Have you checked out bushcraftuk? They often...
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    So here they are pictures of the Woodsman X & WB...

    So here they are pictures of the Woodsman X & WB Mambajamba tarp. In the picture of the hammock gather you can see the storage mesh bag for the zip off midge net and ridgeline organiser! The kids...
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    Yes I grew up in Grovehill, went to Adeyfield...

    Yes I grew up in Grovehill, went to Adeyfield school and did my apprenticeship at Bae in Hatfield, before going on to Uni in Hull. Ive camped and climbed in most parts of the UK, but favour the...
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    And a big welcome from Warwick Uk, Hertfordshire...

    And a big welcome from Warwick Uk, Hertfordshire (Hemel Hempstead) is where I grew up, if I ever did!
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    Uk Hammocks Woodsman X

    It's here! My Woodsman X hammock arrived yesterday, so far I've only unpacked it and had a brief look see at it. But my initial impressions are that it's well made, neat stitching and nice features...
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    Well that's it hammock ordered (UKHammocks...

    Well that's it hammock ordered (UKHammocks Woodsman X (Double)! Can't wait for it to arrive and try it out! Pictures hopefully to follow soon...!
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    Thanks Mat, I'll be sending an e:mail later. I...

    Thanks Mat, I'll be sending an e:mail later. I need to edit my paypal account first to ensure the address is correct, plus I'll add it to the email anyway.
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    Well thanks to moving house and more importantly...

    Well thanks to moving house and more importantly my phone and internet provider screwing up the move, I missed the Warbonnet re-stock and missed out on the sale! I'm starting to think I'm jinxed! ...
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    Oh BTW here's another I found...

    Oh BTW here's another I found http://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk.
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    Try searching for point north fabrics, here's the...

    Try searching for point north fabrics, here's the link (if it works) http://www.profabrics.co.uk/index.php
    They supply fabric such as pu coated nylon, also some sil-nylon, I seem to recall. For...
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    I went through the same thing. For me, first it...

    I went through the same thing. For me, first it was a bivy bag, light weight pad, then DIY alcohol stoves, DIY bush cooker stove, then came Titanium. Just wait until that phase kicks in! I bought as...
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    And a hearty hello from the midlands! It's...

    And a hearty hello from the midlands! It's surprising how many UK based hangers / newbies are from this side of the pond.
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    + 1 on the want one!

    + 1 on the want one!
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    Hi NS40. Welcome from the midlands, been up...

    Hi NS40.
    Welcome from the midlands, been up north of the border a few times, always lucky with the weather so far! Even raced around Loch Ness (1st Monster), fantastic scenery, can't wait to head...
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    Well thanks for all the great tips and techniques...

    Well thanks for all the great tips and techniques for splicing. I finally found some suitable wire (for those in the UK, try using some 13amp fuse wire, 0.5mm dia). Once I got the hang of it, it went...
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    The locked brummel looks really good, I think...

    The locked brummel looks really good, I think I'll add that too most ends of my lines, with a few back splices as well. Tried it out last night, but the wire I used was too big and I couldnt pull the...
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    Hi David. Thanks for that I'll have to look into...

    Hi David. Thanks for that I'll have to look into splicing a little more closely. I haven't done any since my time in scouts 30 odd years ago & that was with some simple hawser laid rope. I shall go...
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    I agree with Shewie, it's dead easy to tie. I...

    I agree with Shewie, it's dead easy to tie. I currently use the Evenk hitch for one end of a continuous ridge line with a Truckers hitch at the other, for tension. The hammock has adjustable webbing...
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    Ok, thanks for all the advice guys! Sounds like...

    Ok, thanks for all the advice guys! Sounds like melting may or may not work (guess I can try it on a short scrap piece), splicing looks the best but may slip; is time consuming; and a pain in the...
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    Finishing off zing it ridge & guy lines

    Hi all, I've just added my ridge & guy line's to my warbonnet Big Mambajamba tarp & was wondering what the best method for preventing frayed ends was. The line I've used is Sampson zing it...
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    Damn, was that done through BCUk? :( Shame I...

    ****, was that done through BCUk? :( Shame I missed it. Better luck next time.
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    I ordered a WBBMJ (Mambajamba) from Mat...

    I ordered a WBBMJ (Mambajamba) from Mat Yesterday. Just waiting for the blackbirds to land again! Anyone know of uk source for Dutchware, clips etc?
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    Newbie from the UK

    Hi to all you hammockers over there. I've done lots of ground based camping, hiking, climbing, mtb'ing and triathlon. Just starting to dip my toe into hammocks and all that that entails. I just hope...
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