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    DIY Fabrics in EU

    Hi all,

    Can anyone name a supplier in the EU that sells a 1.1oz ripstop nylon equivalent at less than 10/m? None of the ones I've looked at have a regular supply in a selection of colours.
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    Sticky: Added myself to the Czech Republic :)

    Added myself to the Czech Republic :)
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    Do it, you know you want to. I'd definitely say...

    Do it, you know you want to.
    I'd definitely say it was worth it both in terms of satisfaction and saving a little bit of money. Although you may end up making more than you wanted to originally and...
  4. Yup, the ideal would be over 6ft, I'm 5'9" and...

    Yup, the ideal would be over 6ft, I'm 5'9" and usually have my tarp ridgeline just above head height and then put my hammock suspension about 6" to 1' above that.
  5. Thread: DIY Top Quilt

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    Thanks, you're very kind :) I do have a bit of...

    Thanks, you're very kind :)

    I do have a bit of experience but not enough to wear out a thread injector :) just 2 UQs, a hammock, tarp and a few stuff sacks, I used my mum's machine for them when I...
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    So I finally got it stuffed, it's lovely and I...

    So I finally got it stuffed, it's lovely and I can't wait to try it out in anger!

    Looks so comfy :)
    http://i.imgur.com/pjwBD.jpg?1

    Press stud
    http://i.imgur.com/sXbc2.jpg?1

    Foot box...
  7. Thread: DIY Top Quilt

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    Happy days! the down finally arrived from...

    Happy days! the down finally arrived from Extremtextil.de
    Operation stuff will commence tomorrow evening :D

    http://i.imgur.com/skCHa.jpg?1
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    That's awesome :) love it!

    That's awesome :) love it!
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    Glad to hear you've sorted it out mate :) You...

    Glad to hear you've sorted it out mate :)
    You mentioned it needs to be warm enough for Siberia, are you off there or somewhere similar?
  10. Thread: Hi from the UK

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    'ello from a Brit in Prague :)

    'ello from a Brit in Prague :)
  11. Thread: DIY Top Quilt

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    If I didn't have it lying around I'd probably go...

    If I didn't have it lying around I'd probably go for the 26gsm stuff from extremtextil, as I'd be getting the down from them anyway I might as well save on postage rather than ordering from...
  12. Thread: DIY Top Quilt

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    The 860fp down is out of stock so I guess they...

    The 860fp down is out of stock so I guess they took it off, I was told 3-4 weeks until they get some more, that was on April 19th so I guess they'll have some more between May 10th and 17th.

    I...
  13. Thread: DIY Top Quilt

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    yup, it has a really nice feel to it and has a...

    yup, it has a really nice feel to it and has a good DWR treatment, not the lightest but that's not the end of the world :)
  14. Thread: DIY Top Quilt

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    DIY Top Quilt

    After purchasing my new thread injector last week here's my latest creation...well almost, it just needs some nice fluffy white stuff put inside. Extremtextil was out of stock of their 860fp (EU...
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    Hey Tuliku! I'm glad to find another hanger in...

    Hey Tuliku!
    I'm glad to find another hanger in CZ, looks like a fine setup you have there. We'll have to organise a hang sometime if you're up for it, I know a few other hangers here that have been...
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    You guys may well be right! I use one of those...

    You guys may well be right! I use one of those thermarest pillows so maybe when I'm out next I'll try sticking my pillow case from home on it.

    I can't remember having this problem when I was on...
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    First night hammocking problem?

    Hi guys and gals!

    I've been using a hammock for just over a year now and I've found that on the first night of any trip in a hammock I get a restless night but after that I seem to get used to it...
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    Thanks WBG :) that was pretty much what I was...

    Thanks WBG :) that was pretty much what I was planning to do. I'll see how it goes :)
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    Well I'm off to the US in December this year and...

    Well I'm off to the US in December this year and springtime next year for work so I'll see if I have any spare ;)
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    Cool, thanks guys, I'll check the links out when...

    Cool, thanks guys, I'll check the links out when I get home from work today :)

    I'm not planning to sell it so no problems there, just for personal use. I'm not too worried about the sterilisation,...
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    heh :) thanks, I think collecting loose down will...

    heh :) thanks, I think collecting loose down will take just as long. Like you say it may well be better but collecting it would be a pain maybe even more so than hand sorting the down myself. However...
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    Processing goose down!

    Hi all, I've recently made friends with a farmer who has white geese for their meat, currently he has no use for the down and he said I can have all I want for a small price to cover any costs. The...
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    Hi Kudu, That was a tandem jump/flight that I...

    Hi Kudu,
    That was a tandem jump/flight that I did in Chamonix, France. I'd never done it before or done it since but I loved it, I'm seriously thinking of doing a course or something to learn the...
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    Welcome! :) Suggestions! well there are so...

    Welcome! :)

    Suggestions! well there are so many hammocks and ways of hanging, insulating and keeping them dry my advice would be to read, read and read this forum until your eyes are bleary :D...
  25. The Czech Republic is quite laid back in this...

    The Czech Republic is quite laid back in this respect, "wild" camping is pretty common, there are lots of forests here and as long as you are respectful and leave nothing but footprints (and the odd...
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    Great walking country you have there :) The music...

    Great walking country you have there :) The music was pretty sweet too.

    They're called the blue mountains because of vapour in the air making them look blue right?
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    Well yes and no :) knitted balaclavas were issued...

    Well yes and no :) knitted balaclavas were issued to British troops in the Crimean war, I guess the troops called them Balaclavas after the town of the same name (Balaklava) in the region :) The...
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    I donated a couple days ago too and haven't been...

    I donated a couple days ago too and haven't been "upgraded" yet. I imagine that all the guys in charge have lives outside of the forum so I'm giving them some time, we must have been unlucky to catch...
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    Sticky: Payback time, I donated :)

    Payback time, I donated :)
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    Looks like a nice trip to me :) What canoe do...

    Looks like a nice trip to me :)

    What canoe do you have, it looks a bit like an Ally? I've been thinking of getting myself a folding canoe as I live in the city so have no need for a car and my...
  31. Thread: Dobry den!

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    Dobry Den! Good to have someone else who has...

    Dobry Den!

    Good to have someone else who has lived in CZ on here :) I bet you're missing stuff like svickova, smazeny syr and Czech beer :)

    The hennesey should serve you well, I've never used...
  32. Thread: That's it....

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    haha :) When you say blew, what end of the...

    haha :)

    When you say blew, what end of the animal was blowing?
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    Thanks guys, very much appreciated :) The...

    Thanks guys, very much appreciated :)

    The hammock follows the design of the HH clone in the DIY section, the bugnet is sewn in on 2 sides of the parallelogram and zipped on the other two :)

    I...
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    Breaking in my DIY setup.

    Well I managed to get a morning to test out my new setup, it's been a while since I made it but I've been busy and not had many chances to give it a try.

    So I got up early Saturday morning to meet...
  35. Thread: DIY Silicon tarp

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    Looks fine to me, good job :) Just an...

    Looks fine to me, good job :)

    Just an observation but what you have there is a regular circular arc, a true catenary curve doesn't have a radius. Not that it makes much difference on a tarp, I...
  36. Thread: Won a DD!

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    I'm a happy camper :) Festus, everything...

    I'm a happy camper :)

    Festus, everything you've said ties up with my experiences too, they aren't the lightest but they are very well made and they do like to be hung tight. I did ask on their...
  37. Thread: Won a DD!

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    Won a DD!

    I just won a DD travel hammock in their Facebook 1000 fan prize draw.

    Thanks to the guys at DD :thumbup1:
  38. Thread: Fabrics-n-Stuff

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    I got my silnylon from there, can only echo the...

    I got my silnylon from there, can only echo the good service :-)
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    The only problem with these is that the further...

    The only problem with these is that the further up a tree trunk you go the more it moves. If you're tied to two trees 20m up and there's a bit of wind it'll be a bumpy ride. If for some reason the...
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    I always use a bug net, well a hammock with built...

    I always use a bug net, well a hammock with built in zipped bug netting.

    I hate spiders so it's pretty much essential for me, even though we don't have any dangerous ones over here, unlike in the...
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    Welcome neighbour! Enjoy your stay :)

    Welcome neighbour!
    Enjoy your stay :)
  42. Thread: DIY Week!

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    Just some more photos I took :) Asym hammock...

    Just some more photos I took :)

    Asym hammock
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h147/Col_M/DIY%20Kit/IMG_3997.jpg

    Pullout
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h147/Col_M/DIY%20Kit/IMG_4000.jpg
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    No problem :) It's looking like I will be...

    No problem :)

    It's looking like I will be stuck here, I have a flight booked on Sunday and keep on checking it but it's looking doubtful. Thankfully I'm at my parents and I have my work laptop...
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    I just looked at this thread and design as a...

    I just looked at this thread and design as a rough guide then kind of made it up as I went along http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15448

    Although I just did a sewn through...
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    I should get a sewing machine of my own and sell...

    I should get a sewing machine of my own and sell them, could pay for extra gear ;)

    I have quite a bit of the pertex left so could easilly make a top quilt, I also have a couple metres of sil left...
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    I got my D12 that I used for my whoopie slings...

    I got my D12 that I used for my whoopie slings from these guys, I'm in the UK at my parents in Plymouth, they were friendly enough and looked a very professional outfit when I popped into the shop.
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    Thanks everyone, it does feel great being able to...

    Thanks everyone, it does feel great being able to say "I made that" :D

    Silnylon is a bit of a pain to work with though, it's very slippery and also very springy, as in it doesn't take folds well...
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    I took a week off work to visit my parents here...

    I took a week off work to visit my parents here in the UK, my mum also works in a school so it's the easter holidays for her right now which made it a good time to take some time off.

    UQ...
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    DIY Week!

    Well this has been a productive week, so far the gear produced is as follows

    2x down UQ 60x40" with differential baffles and 3-4" loft (one for me one for a friend)
    1x gathered end hammock with...
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    They look very good :) I currently have a pair of...

    They look very good :) I currently have a pair of DMM Phantoms (made in Wales boyo :D) which are full on climbing wiregates and only 26g each but I'm a slim chap and those 8g krabs look like a good...
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