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    Thought I'd just add that my HG new top quilt...

    Thought I'd just add that my HG new top quilt arrived without any real smell to it even if I bury my face in it. Smells like the under quilt does after it'd aired for a while. Both are now living in...
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    They're definitely #2 plastic s-biners. Rated for...

    They're definitely #2 plastic s-biners. Rated for 10lbs
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    While I'm still experimenting, my feelings are...

    While I'm still experimenting, my feelings are that I get a better set up with triangle thingies than without. Like Alf233 above I move around a bit and find the UQ occasionally slips off my shoulder...
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    Is that titanium grey and burnt orange? I have a...

    Is that titanium grey and burnt orange? I have a Burrow in transit in that combination but hadn't seen a pic previously. Looks good, I'm sure you'll enjoy them.
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    Same as the outside I believe. That's how mine...

    Same as the outside I believe. That's how mine arrived at least. You could request anything as a custom change though.
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    Shipped today. About 2.5 weeks which isn't bad...

    Shipped today. About 2.5 weeks which isn't bad given it included custom work. Now I've got to wait another 1 - 2 weeks for it to arrive.
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    Mesh snake skins for the tarp which then go into...

    Mesh snake skins for the tarp which then go into a stuff sack purely because that's then easier to manage. Hammock is in a double ended stuff sack. Quilts in their own stuff sacks. Gives me the...
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    Ordered a Burrow 40 with a little custom work and...

    Ordered a Burrow 40 with a little custom work and a pillow on the 11th May. No update yet. I expect any custom work may take a little while and choice of colours will have some impact as well I...
  9. OK, that's impressive LOL.

    OK, that's impressive LOL.
  10. Genuinely curious as to how they were ruined? Why...

    Genuinely curious as to how they were ruined? Why couldn't they be re sharpened? I do it all the time. I have a scissor jig for my sharpening set up. Few passes with various stones and some stropping...
  11. My scissors (are fabric scissors different...

    My scissors (are fabric scissors different somehow?) get used for everything. I cut titanium foil with them a couple of weeks ago which admittedly was pushing their limit. I wouldn't hesitate to cut...
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    I haven't had the chance to try it yet but that's...

    I haven't had the chance to try it yet but that's what I plan on doing. 80degF would be a coolish summer night here, never below 70degF so I doubt I'll need any actual insulation and figured the UQ...
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    My Incubator 40 with 2oz over stuff weighs 561...

    My Incubator 40 with 2oz over stuff weighs 561 grams which according to Google is 19.78oz

    That's without the stuff sack.

    Hope that helps.
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    FWIW my HG Incubator had a definite odour to it...

    FWIW my HG Incubator had a definite odour to it when I received it. So much so I delayed in ordering a matching top quilt. I've since had it stored in a large cotton pillow case and out in the open...
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    Another snake skin user here. They make packing...

    Another snake skin user here. They make packing away and deploying just that much easier and your tarp need never touch the ground. I do then stuff the snake skins into a stuff sack as I find that...
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    I have these on two tarps. While it's possible to...

    I have these on two tarps. While it's possible to make a lighter set up (and cheaper) you'd be hard pressed to come up with something easier to use. Hook on one end, Flyz or Wasp on the other for...
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    That's the way I do it.

    That's the way I do it.
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    Welcome Karen. I was going to mention Tier...

    Welcome Karen.

    I was going to mention Tier Gear. I haven't bought much from Simon as he started up after I'd purchased most of my stuff but good service and decent prices even compared to the US...
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    Interesting, all their previous products have...

    Interesting, all their previous products have been launched via Kickstarter. Guess they've realised they've annoyed enough people by never delivering on time and their atrocious customer service that...
  20. I've experienced it at least once a day using...

    I've experienced it at least once a day using multiple platforms. Happened on this old PC (IE8 on XP) yesterday and several times in the past week on one with IE11 on Win7.
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    While I haven't done it (prefer more remote)...

    While I haven't done it (prefer more remote) there's a heap of places. Despite being a city we still have patches of bushland, reserves, national park etc etc within the city.
  22. Yep, that's how I understood it. Nice idea. I'd...

    Yep, that's how I understood it. Nice idea. I'd still rather just have longer straps to start with though.
  23. For a strap that doesn't reach around the tree in...

    For a strap that doesn't reach around the tree in the first place?
  24. I got a WBBB just recently with whoopies. As soon...

    I got a WBBB just recently with whoopies. As soon as I took it out I could tell the straps would be a problem in some cases and that was confirmed when I tried to put it up for a test hang at home...
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    Yeah I just recevied a WBBB and Edge myself....

    Yeah I just recevied a WBBB and Edge myself. Totally different customer service experience. Brandon was responsive and helpful right from the start with my questions before and after purchasing.
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    I know they don't, that's why I don't understand...

    I know they don't, that's why I don't understand how they'd stay in place reliably just wrapped around you under a poncho.
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    We do call some species of carpet sharks...

    We do call some species of carpet sharks Wobbegongs but that's not a marsupial. Closest I can think of before coffee though.

    While on the subject, maybe this is a stupid question but how do you...
  28. Thread: Kammock roo

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    Decent product but heavy and expensive with...

    Decent product but heavy and expensive with shockingly bad customer service, poor to non existent communication and false warranty claims.
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    I can tell you the Jungle bag certainly isn't...

    I can tell you the Jungle bag certainly isn't wind proof and as I believe the blanket is just a modified bag it stands to reason the blanket isn't windproof either.
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    I've got the bag, in fact it's the only bag I...

    I've got the bag, in fact it's the only bag I have now, and I'm fairly certain the bag and blanket are the same thing except the blanket doesn't have the zip or netting.
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    As I said in another thread there's nothing wrong...

    As I said in another thread there's nothing wrong with their products (though they're not revolutionary either) but they're pretty typical of a lot of startups these days. They're all about the...
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    Forget trying to deal with Kammok, they have...

    Forget trying to deal with Kammok, they have terrible customer service. Just go direct to Paypal and raise a dispute. Don't know if they can do anything about the overdraft fees though.
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    How much weight are you willing to tolerate?...

    How much weight are you willing to tolerate? Perhaps one of the Sea to Summit or similar) bag liners? It could possibly even be opened up partially to make it more like a hammock quilt with a foot...
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    I have one of those SOL emergency bivys. It'll...

    I have one of those SOL emergency bivys. It'll achieve what you want temperature wise but they don't breath (the more expensive Escape version supposedly does but I haven't tested it) so you will...
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    As do I. Product is OK, though on the heavy side,...

    As do I. Product is OK, though on the heavy side, but easily the worst customer service I've ever experienced.
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    Yep, I'd say that's the case for sure but the...

    Yep, I'd say that's the case for sure but the current campaign is only going to deepen the hole.

    I just had another response from a different person (possibly escalated up the chain) telling me...
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    I received another update. Seems they have no...

    I received another update. Seems they have no stock to send me. No parts, no complete units. While they were specifically talking about the Storm Doors I get the impression they have no stock of...
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    No doubt. It'd take 30 seconds at most to remove...

    No doubt. It'd take 30 seconds at most to remove it. They go on about their lifetime warranty etc but in effect it doesn't exist. If they were serious about this warranty and customer service it...
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    Further update to my posts above. It's been 3...

    Further update to my posts above. It's been 3 weeks since I sent Kammok the requested pic. After chasing them both via email and Kickstater I received a response a few hours ago:

    "Trying to figure...
  40. Thread: Kammok

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    Their customer service simply doesn't respond 99%...

    Their customer service simply doesn't respond 99% of the time. You can see my thoughts on their products and customer service in this thread:...
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    I can fix it myself easily enough but shouldn't...

    I can fix it myself easily enough but shouldn't have to. At least I'm not missing while components or have a missing shipment like others that don't appear to be getting anywhere.

    I had an...
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    I can't edit my post above but to update, Kammok...

    I can't edit my post above but to update, Kammok have replied concerning my missing bungy and requested a photo of the missing item. While it's good that they've replied it does show poor product...
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    New member from Sydney here. Still finding my way...

    New member from Sydney here. Still finding my way around. Only had a hammock for around 4 weeks and already looking for another.
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    Forgive me for digging up a slightly old thread...

    Forgive me for digging up a slightly old thread but I thought it a good place to give my impressions now I've had experience with Kammok. I bought the complete set up via Kickstarter on impulse. I...
  45. Thread: Kammok

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    Fixed this issue. Once I removed the cords...

    Fixed this issue. Once I removed the cords completely and spent a few minutes thinking about it I worked it out easily. I made the mistake of assuming they'd work the way they came where as I now...
  46. Thread: Kammok

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    Perhaps you can explain to me how the plastic...

    Perhaps you can explain to me how the plastic hardware on the Glider tarp is supposed to work? I assume they're some kind of cord lock but they've slipped with every method I've tried. To further...
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