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  1. Thread: 3x3 or 4x4

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    3x3 or 4x4

    Putting in some hammock posts in the garden. I'm figuring on putting them 18" deep but not sure if I should put 3x3 treated timber or 4x4 and to what height. Any ideas?
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    Making an asym on the cheap?

    I have some scouts I'd like to make a simple asym hammock with. How long/wide does the fabric need to be - most the kids are 5ft to 5ft 10ins
  3. Been having similar problems myself with hammocks...

    Been having similar problems myself with hammocks when doing 1 nighters. 2nd night the problem isn't so bad. Last year I was at the bushmoot and it settled down after a couple of days. I use a...
  4. Thread: Garden Hanging

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    cross bar is a good idea, but wouldn't look...

    cross bar is a good idea, but wouldn't look great. Basically this will all be over a patio, so big foundations won't be too much of a problem. Three posts is a good idea, I'm going to look into...
  5. Thread: Garden Hanging

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    Garden Hanging

    I want to hang on my hennessy asym deluxe outside in the garden.

    What thickness of pole do you think I need to use? I'm about 14st, but it's likely I'd want a 2nd hang point on the same pole so a...
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    boundfree - he also "hangs" about on the...

    boundfree - he also "hangs" about on the bushcraft uk forums. he's got two for sale right now!
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=67142

    (hope that's allowed)
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    Ordering a Hennessey in the UK

    Turns out that there's a UK distributer of HH!

    http://hennessyhammock.com/order-uk.html

    We recently bought a HH deluxe asym (on special from the US store which came with the free HH scout),...
  8. Thread: Indoor Hang

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    I'm looking to do the same thing for our "guest"...

    I'm looking to do the same thing for our "guest" bedroom when I move. It's only really for a very specific guest who comes over once in a while or myself/wife if the other is having trouble...
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    A balaclava is ideal for me as I don't breath out...

    A balaclava is ideal for me as I don't breath out through my nose - I just ordered one last night and am likely to camp at the end of January so I'll let you know how I get on =)
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    Thanks oxblood handy to know!

    Thanks oxblood handy to know!
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    Ordered! along with forum lurker steve's hammock...

    Ordered! along with forum lurker steve's hammock all the way from the US = ) wonder how long it'll take to get here...
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    All good points but after four days of beautiful...

    All good points but after four days of beautiful summery weather and no hint of rain then at 3/4am everything goes pearshaped and you're crawling around outside in your underwear trying to find and...
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    Hex Fly - simple questions

    Hi, I was camping with the delux and the standard fly and it got a little rainy and more than a bit blowy - so much so that the pegs flew out and the fly blew off several times in the night.

    Would...
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    Not sure why scouts isn't mixed in the BSA - it...

    Not sure why scouts isn't mixed in the BSA - it was always intended by BP to have girls in troops, it just wasn't acceptable at the time. It is now, so get on with it! = )
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    All sections (beavers 6-8, cubs (formally wolf...

    All sections (beavers 6-8, cubs (formally wolf cubs) 8-10, scouts 10-14, explorers 14-18, network 18-25, active support 18+) are now allowed to be mixed. The rule is that once a section takes girls,...
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    Hammocking with scouts 25th-26th Sept

    My older scouts really wanted to get out and camp one more time this year and two of the eldest ones hadn't yet used the hammocks I bought earlier in the year.

    There's a small woodland site which...
  17. Thread: tapatalk

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    tapatalk

    I spend my browsing days on three forums. Escouts, bushcraftuk and hammockforums - both escouts and bushcraftuk have installed tapatalk, any chance of hammockforums doing the same?
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    Suprised by that, Oaks are pretty much the...

    Suprised by that, Oaks are pretty much the strongest trees I know. I've had trouble pulling down dead branches from oaks in the UK...
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    No reason not to take a bit of extra paracord and...

    No reason not to take a bit of extra paracord and if a tree doesn't look substantial enough or you're worried that it may have issues, use the cord to brace it against another, or even peg out guys. ...
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    Thanks for the tips guys - unfortunately being a...

    Thanks for the tips guys - unfortunately being a UK person, there isn't much choice in hammock tarps unless I import from the US. Hammock camping is very much in it infancy in Europe I'd never even...
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    Campsite in Munich, Bavaria (Germany) which I...

    Campsite in Munich, Bavaria (Germany) which I stayed at last week - they had a few dotted about for people to sit up in.

    http://the-tent.com/media/bildershow/life/110_life.jpg
    ...
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    On the bushmoot 2010 (bushcraftuk.com) in the...

    On the bushmoot 2010 (bushcraftuk.com) in the 'naughty corner' they strung up football (that's UK football) goalpost nets between two trees.

    I think they had 14-15 people in it at a time, would...
  23. When I do my summer camp briefing with the scouts...

    When I do my summer camp briefing with the scouts over how much they enjoyed the hammocks, I'll use the photos someone attached to illustrate why we worry about dead branches & trees.
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    I assume therefore detatching it from the main...

    I assume therefore detatching it from the main suspension cord and putting it on some 550 lashed to a tree at the hight you think it should be when you get in it would be better, but then that's a...
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    Tiny Tarp and high winds

    Is it just me, or is the tarp just a little bit too small...

    When I lay in it, I've generally been finding that the fly net peeps out under the bottom and I can see almost 360' around. Which is...
  26. Well to report back I didn't even try really -...

    Well to report back I didn't even try really - the bushmoot was just too good I was only at my tent to sleep and 10mins to cook each night!

    I suspended it over the hammock so I had enough room to...
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    I've tended to find so far that sleeping in my...

    I've tended to find so far that sleeping in my sleeping bag in the summer (it's a 2-3 season) is more than adequate - very toasty!

    Though my wife is going to make me one for my birthday (mainly so...
  28. Hi Oxblood, only if you can get a Hex Tarp in the...

    Hi Oxblood, only if you can get a Hex Tarp in the UK! Which you can't without importing it!
  29. No idea matey, but I've bought one and I'm going...

    No idea matey, but I've bought one and I'm going to try it out at the bushmoot! Shame you're not there...
  30. Thread: Hammocking

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    I have a strange sleeping bag - it's half mummy...

    I have a strange sleeping bag - it's half mummy half traditional in that it is rectangular (gives loads of room for my feet which mummy bags do not) and has a hood.

    I now climb into my sleeping...
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    And to think we get wood shipped in from other...

    And to think we get wood shipped in from other countries to use in the UK - that's all I certainly see on the petrol station forecourts... but I've never actually bought any on the basis we have...
  32. Thread: Lamp post

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    It could be in Narnia... but the scout sign in...

    It could be in Narnia... but the scout sign in the background gives it away. That and it's not snowing...

    Anyway... I'd have used the trees - but they were far too far apart! I was really...
  33. Thread: Lamp post

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    Lamp post

    Just thought I'd share a couple of photos of last nights experiment - drumming up interest for my hammock group buy at the scouts. Not sure how old the lamp post is, but it's certainly been there...
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    hehe, she's listenening to mine as I want a DIY...

    hehe, she's listenening to mine as I want a DIY quilt - just need somewhere in the UK to get down from.
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    Ha Trekkingnut! I'm going to have to start...

    Ha Trekkingnut! I'm going to have to start catching you up by posting just as many replies as you = )

    I've started a DD Hammock group buy on BushcraftUK forum as I'm not having much luck getting...
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    Except you can't buy it in the UK :-(

    Except you can't buy it in the UK :-(
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    Ironic indeed - I didn't even see it on the BBC...

    Ironic indeed - I didn't even see it on the BBC site, but it was my last trip to Cornwall a year ago that prompted it!
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    Hennessey for the wife

    This morning I said the wife didn't have a hammock.

    Marriage obviously changes womens bodies. They get super sensitive hearing which allows them to hear me typing from 40 miles away.

    Yes,...
  39. Thread: UK hammockers

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    Just got some good news from the Danbury site -...

    Just got some good news from the Danbury site - yes to hangers with tree huggers (I like a warden with common sense). If we're bringing people without CRBs then we have to ensure we've let him know...
  40. Thread: UK hammockers

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    by the way trekkingnut I've been trying to watch...

    by the way trekkingnut I've been trying to watch your youtube videos, but as BT puts it 'the world and his dog are online' and it's been bleeding painful having to pause it every thirty seconds to...
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    Sudden Oak Death or similar diseases

    OK bear with me on this, it's a thought I've just had.

    In the UK (I don't know about the rest of the world) we have a couple of nasty diseases such as Sudden Oak Death which is believed to be to...
  42. Thread: UK hammockers

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    Generally no, but if you're part of a training...

    Generally no, but if you're part of a training weekend with the SAS (scout active support) and you don't have unrestricted access to kids there (aka you're on a small woodland site and the only ones...
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    Nah, easy to get to Essex from Wiltshire - get...

    Nah, easy to get to Essex from Wiltshire - get out of your backgarden! You've got a bicycle? :D
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    Riffhams would be the place = ) It's my...

    Riffhams would be the place = )

    It's my birthday weekend and I don't think anything is happening so I might just wander down - I've posted a question on the bushmoot forums about hanging there -...
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    Some trees drop small sticky droplets - not sure...

    Some trees drop small sticky droplets - not sure if its the work of an insect or the trees sap. I've noticed it on cars etc. Has he tried washing them? Not sure if amsteel can be washed but I can't...
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    Are there plenty of places to hang?

    Are there plenty of places to hang?
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    Wish I could make it, but I can only make the one...

    Wish I could make it, but I can only make the one day so it's a bit far for that... I might go though. Hmmm...
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    Where are the two places in the UK that do the...

    Where are the two places in the UK that do the rings trekkingnut?
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    I'll enquire - baggy is very local to the place...

    I'll enquire - baggy is very local to the place (he probably lives at the end of the road but doesn't know it's there...)
  50. Thread: Essex, UK

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    thanks turnerminator

    thanks turnerminator
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