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    I tried that with an old sleeping bag. problem...

    I tried that with an old sleeping bag.
    problem is that you needed to keep the thing in place, and simple cord ties just lead to it working it's way round in the night, and ending up a sort of "side...
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    Sticky: I started along with the rest of my explorer...

    I started along with the rest of my explorer scout troop, when our leader came up with the idea of making hammocks as a project. I'm not sure where he got the idea. one of the places he cited when we...
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    they now have these...

    they now have these, which don't even need the bottom opening. I forsee manny people spotting "aliens" as people wander around in these, in the dark.

    whole thing kills the fun of "sleeping bag...
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    Sticky: just put myself on there. nice to see there are a...

    just put myself on there. nice to see there are a few other UK members.
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    just read that. gave me the screaming heebie...

    just read that. gave me the screaming heebie jebies. I may have problems sleeping tonight.
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    not spooky, but it was at the time. about this...

    not spooky, but it was at the time.

    about this time last year, before I got a hammock, i was on camp with the rest of my explorer group. as we had access to the campsites various facilities usualy...
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    sorry, don't know how heavy most of my gear is....

    sorry, don't know how heavy most of my gear is. generaly it's not too much of a worry, I don't have to walk far to where I tend to camp.
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    I think Iv'e worked out what went wrong. because...

    I think Iv'e worked out what went wrong. because of the way I had rigged the string at the head end of the sleeping bag it was able to roll out from under me. if I change the technique, and sew a...
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    found it, the series of articles are under "Do it...

    found it, the series of articles are under "Do it yorself Gear" in the menu on the left of the articles page.
    here is a link to the section that has the peice on making an underquilt: (scroll down)...
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    inside the hammock I have annother sleepingbag (3...

    inside the hammock I have annother sleepingbag (3 season, 0-30 comfort range, -12 minimum)
    Unfortuneately the Idea didn't work, the sleeping bag slid out from under me durin the night, so at about...
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    all i've done is hang the (unmodified) sleeping...

    all i've done is hang the (unmodified) sleeping bag under the hammock. the head end of the bag was attached by tying the drawstring through the loop of the zip, then doubling it back to the middle....
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    underquilt idea

    not sure if this is in the right place, but here goes...

    while thinking about making myself an underquilt I remembered that I had an old sleeping bag that I no longer use. I got it out and started...
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    our explorer group now use hammocks almost...

    our explorer group now use hammocks almost exclusively, since we made them late last year.

    Unfortuneatley I tried to use one on a group camp (i.e. with scouts and cubs) but the rest of the guys...
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    Oh yeh, and we had "the two phils" 1) Phil...

    Oh yeh, and we had "the two phils"
    1) Phil mcnicol (AKA "scouse phil") who is from liverpool and liverpudlians are known as "scousers"
    2) phil nutbeam (AKA "nutters") on acount of his last name....
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    trail names should just happen (that's what...

    trail names should just happen (that's what hapens to the few people i know who have them) i don't know anyone whos given themselves one. then again trail names arn't so common over here, and those...
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    thanks. just as a note the wooden ruler shown...

    thanks.
    just as a note the wooden ruler shown is around 30cm long
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    no password, might be that the adress is...

    no password, might be that the adress is innapropriate (flikr)
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26509039@N03/24860368...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26509039@N03/2486036805/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26509039@N03/2486856380/in/photostream
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    I will try to get pictures up this weekend.

    I will try to get pictures up this weekend.
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    mini-hammock

    A few weeks ago i found a fairly small (under 30cmx30cm) peice of matirial, with no use for it.
    while fiddling around with it, i came up with an interesting idea (possibly)
    i took the matiriel, and...
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    It went well, although i did learn how important...

    It went well, although i did learn how important getting the hammock level can be.
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    the scout troop i go to here in the uk just made...

    the scout troop i go to here in the uk just made hammocks last week. camped out in them sunday night.
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