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  1. Hi All, I'm afraid my leave pass for this...

    Hi All,

    I'm afraid my leave pass for this weekend has been revoked. I didn't realise a leave pass could even be revoked, but it seems I didn't read ALL the fine print of the marriage contract.
    ...
  2. Hike 'n Hang, Mt Solitary, NSW, Aust; 26-27 March

    Hi All,

    Last year we floated the idea of a group hang on top of Mt Solitary, in the Blue Mountains National Park.

    Dates have been confirmed (between Lepmeister and myself) so details are below;...
  3. Hi Mate, I'm walking the Corker in a few weeks...

    Hi Mate,

    I'm walking the Corker in a few weeks and are plannnig to stay at Wombat Creek the night.

    I can't seem to find to much info on this particular track. Do you know of any websites that...
  4. Hi Mate, Great to see the Bongo at work....

    Hi Mate,

    Great to see the Bongo at work. Received mine before Christmas and STILL haven't had a chance to use it.

    Love the tripod idea for the pack. You're an ideas man!

    Sent you a PM this...
  5. Mate, That sounds like a great trip, but I'm...

    Mate,

    That sounds like a great trip, but I'm afraid I'm out for Feb.

    I'm doing a trip on the 5/6th March at Barrington Tops with the boys I walked Kokoda with, kind of an annual reunion, and I...
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    Lepmeister, What dates do you have in mind? I'm...

    Lepmeister, What dates do you have in mind? I'm keen as mustard to get this hang locked in, hopefully with a big group.

    Will pm you over the weekend.

    FYI: My computer was fried in the...
  7. Thanks for putting that together mate, brought...

    Thanks for putting that together mate, brought back some good memories. Can't wait to get out again.

    I was laughing during the MSR review in the second video, remembering how funny it was. Had to...
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    As an overseas owner of a Blackbird, I'd really...

    As an overseas owner of a Blackbird, I'd really like Brandon to setup an Asian hub. I buy a lot of stuff from China, Hong Kong and Singapore because products are cheaper (as a rule) and often have...
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    TerraRosaGear Adventuring Tarp

    Hi All,

    This is my Review and Field Test of the Adventuring Tarp from TerraRosaGear, which is in the attached .pdf

    I've posted the review as an attachment (see below) because there are to many...
  10. Hi Mate, I'm interested, but do you have the...

    Hi Mate,

    I'm interested, but do you have the dimensions. I'm 187cm so it'd obviously need to fit me. What's it weigh?

    BTW: I grew up in Lake Macquarie. Moved to Sydney in '92 for work. Are you...
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    Awesome. It'd be great to actually see it in the...

    Awesome. It'd be great to actually see it in the field first. That's one of my biggest concerns with buying gear from O/S site unseen.

    However, everything I've bought (pack, clothes, WBBB) has...
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    Well, that all makes perfect sense. :D Thanks for...

    Well, that all makes perfect sense. :D Thanks for the update. :D:D

    My apologies if I've come across in a negative manner in this and previous posts. I don't have much experience dealing with...
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    Hi JCK, I too was looking at tarps a few weeks...

    Hi JCK,

    I too was looking at tarps a few weeks ago, and was also considering the OES.

    But then Evan (aka HitchHiking) launched Terra Rosa Gear. I bought an Adventuring and RATE IT!

    Before...
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    Ordered a Summer Crowsnest with 900-fill on 28th...

    Ordered a Summer Crowsnest with 900-fill on 28th Oct. Received notification today from USPS that shipping order was received.

    My WBBB took 8 business days to make it down to the Wide Brown Land,...
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    Is this how you would run YOUR business??

    Family...kids...nice bloke...good product...blah...blah...blah!

    Let's not forget that this is a business they're running, and they are not a monopoly. Customer service goes a long way, especially...
  16. Hi Guys, Any updates on availability? I'm...

    Hi Guys,

    Any updates on availability? I'm afraid I'm only free on the 20th due to family commitments the other weeks.

    If the group hang doesn't get up then I'm going to do a solo anyway. I was...
  17. Well, apparently it's cleared customs. Good to...

    Well, apparently it's cleared customs. Good to know it's not going to blow the top off Black Ash in 2 weeks.

    Now, since my stormcrow is about a 2% chance of arriving before the 20th, time to start...
  18. On a whim, checked in with USPS again today and...

    On a whim, checked in with USPS again today and the WBBB has left the US. It will be in the air right now. :woot: :woot:


    I wonder what the inflight movie is? :tongueup:


    ROOOOOT DEEEE...
  19. ROOOOOT DEEE DOOOOT DEEE DOOOOOO! Just...

    ROOOOOT DEEE DOOOOT DEEE DOOOOOO!



    Just secured a leave pass for the weekend of 20th November. Can also do weekend of 13th but would rather not as the kids have a Nippers carnival.



    I'm...
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    Hi Frankie, I have a Hennessy Explorer Asym...

    Hi Frankie,

    I have a Hennessy Explorer Asym which I bought 2nd hand last year. It was my first experience with a hiking hammock and I was impressed from the first hang in my backyard. It's a very...
  21. Hi Lep, Late Nov could be a go for me....

    Hi Lep,

    Late Nov could be a go for me. Hopefully my shiny new WBBB arrives in the next couple of weeks. :D

    Let me start putting in the ground work with the missus and get back to you. I seem to...
  22. what wait?

    Hi all,

    I placed my order for a 1.1oz double last Thursday morning. Received a PayPal shipping notification Friday afternoon. That's a pretty good turnaround in anyone's book.

    Let's just hope...
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    That's fantastic. I'm trying to get my 2...

    That's fantastic. I'm trying to get my 2 daughters interested in hiking. They love camping but my 9yo can't get into the hiking side of things. My 5yo looks like she may, but I'll be waiting a few...
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    Hi Rhandhali, Short answer; Yes, you can. ...

    Hi Rhandhali,

    Short answer;
    Yes, you can.

    Long answer;
    I haven't actually seen it in any camping\hiking stores here in Sydney, but to be honest I haven't really been looking.

    I did a quick...
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    Me to. Ordered it last Thursday. Will post a...

    Me to. Ordered it last Thursday. Will post a review as soon as I can after I get it.

    We don;t get anywhere near the cold weather temps of Nth America and Europe, so I expect the 900 fill Summer to...
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    Regarding packs, have a look at some of the...

    Regarding packs, have a look at some of the lightweight pack makers out of the States. ULA Equipment, Gossamer Gear, Six Moon Designs, GoLite etc.

    Most local packs are made of heavy duty canvas...
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    Give it time mate. I'm sure you'll get some...

    Give it time mate. I'm sure you'll get some interest.

    Unfortunately I can't make QLD this year, much as I'd love to. If you can get a regular hang going, I'm sure some of my fellow cockroaches...
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    Thanks Peg-Leg, I've actually found this whole...

    Thanks Peg-Leg,

    I've actually found this whole Winter vs 3-season vs Summer option very confusing. Winter conditions for Europeans and Nth Americans are far more extreme than what we experience in...
  29. That's actually quite a good idea. :cool: I...

    That's actually quite a good idea. :cool: I happen to have some 10mm clear plastic tubing lying around. I use 5mm cord. If I ever get time I'll test it and post results. Most hardware or gardening...
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    [QUOTE=Pro Vagabond;343916]Such a beautiful day...

    [QUOTE=Pro Vagabond;343916]Such a beautiful day today, I had to play hookie from work this afternoon to hang.:D QUOTE]

    Are you sure your not Australian, :unsure: because that's a very Aussie...
  31. 16 days. :woot: That seems quite fast to me. I...

    16 days. :woot: That seems quite fast to me. I ordered my 1.1 dbl yesterday :drool: and from the comments in this thread I assumed I'd be waiting a couple of months for it to get to land of Oz....
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    Welcome Lep. I think you'll find most of the...

    Welcome Lep. I think you'll find most of the regulars on this forum were Aussies in a previous life. They're all really friendly, really laid back and happy to have a chat and share their...
  33. Leave no trace!!!

    I personally prefer the single ridge-line with a Figure 9 at one end for adjustment, but I also don't use this method much as I find that in adjusting the tarp to get it centered, the ropes move...
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    Sticky: What made me a hanger? 2 things; 1\ Shug! I...

    What made me a hanger? 2 things;

    1\ Shug! I stumbled across his hammocking videos on youtube and thought it might be worth looking into,
    2\ Fate. A week later I bumped into Hitchhiking who put me...
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    A method that works well for me is to lay the...

    A method that works well for me is to lay the hammock on the ground between two trees that are about 5-6 of my steps apart. If I have about 1 meter either side of the hammock to the tree, I wrap the...
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    PG, Which version is this? Summer, 3S, Winter?...

    PG,

    Which version is this? Summer, 3S, Winter? Is the fill 800 or 900.

    Cheers,
    Russ
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    Hi Mate, I have the same problem. I generally...

    Hi Mate,

    I have the same problem. I generally only do 2 things;
    -skim over the new posts and if the heading is something I'm interested in, I'll read the thread.
    -Use the search functionality to...
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    Potential Hang, Sydney, NSW, Australia?

    Hi,

    I've recently been reading through the thread history in the "Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning" forum. After reading so may great stories I thought I'd send out the feelers for interest...
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    I'm waiting for the Aussie and US dollars to...

    I'm waiting for the Aussie and US dollars to attain parity again so I can spend, spend, spend.
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    My mates usually call me "Russ" as an...

    My mates usually call me "Russ" as an abbreviation of my last name. They also reckon I'm a lot like Clark Griswold from the National Lampoons Vacation movies, because I have a tendency to head of on...
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    Hi Mate, I bought a ULA Circuit earlier this...

    Hi Mate,

    I bought a ULA Circuit earlier this year and couldn't be happier with it. I've taken it out in the Jamison Valley, Grose Valley, Mt Kuring-ai to name a few, with no problems.

    But, if...
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    Oh Yeah!

    'Bout time someone with talent got a local Hammock Cottage Industry up and running.

    Just ordered my Adventuring Tarp in 30d Sil-Nylon, black. Booyah!!


    Cheers,
    Russ
  43. What makes up a "total system"?

    I notice no-one has mentioned UQ's or TQ's. :huh: For me, they are part of my "system".

    I tried to DIY an underquilt for my Hennessy, and failed. So while the exchange rate is favourable ...
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    UQ

    Hi Guys,

    Since this post has gained some recent attention I thought I'd ask what fellow aussies, specifically New South Welshmen, are using for underquilts. I'm looking at the Crowsnest UQ range...
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    Mate, I've done a few shorter sections of the...

    Mate, I've done a few shorter sections of the coastal walk as part of longer walks in the RNP as a whole. The coast walk is quite scenic and also quite flat.

    From memory most of the flora along...
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    Hi Dave, This is timely...for me at least. I'm...

    Hi Dave,

    This is timely...for me at least. I'm taking a German exchange student who's staying with my wife and I on the Katoomba to Wentworth Falls section the weekend of 29/30-May. I was planning...
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    Hey Mate, Like yourself I'm new to this forum...

    Hey Mate,

    Like yourself I'm new to this forum and am also looking at hammocking as my camping solution. I currently sleep on a SIM, on a ground sheet under my old army tarp. But as I'm getting on...
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    Soon-To-Be-a-Hanger

    Hi all,

    Iíve been a long time lurker of this forum but I must confess Iím not actually a hanger. Well, not yet anyway. But after today that may change very, very soon.

    You see, today I had the...
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