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  1. Video Reviews of DD's Superlight range and Underblanket

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  2. Video Reviews of DD's Superlight range and Underblanket

    I've been beavering away making videos and posting to You Tube, forgetting all about this sub-forum, which I'm pleased to see has more activity than it did when I first joined!

    Since making these...
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    I'm clearly too late to the party here but just...

    I'm clearly too late to the party here but just wanted to throw my vote in for DD.

    I always wanted a Clark but couldn't afford them. Eventually one came up cheap on eBay (alas. not their newest...
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    Hey, thanks for the thanks man!! =) I've made...

    Hey, thanks for the thanks man!! =) I've made more videos on You Tube but I keep forgetting to put them on here. I'd better do that now!

    Dan
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    I'm afraid I can't compare it to a Hennessy as I...

    I'm afraid I can't compare it to a Hennessy as I don't own one. I'd say that, on it's own, the Jungle hammock isn't quite as comfy as a standard gathered end hammock because you don't get that same...
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    There are loops on the inside of the bug net, so...

    There are loops on the inside of the bug net, so I just tied the line between those and leave it in permanently. It look me a few hangs to get it to a point where it didn't sag too much, so maybe...
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    I'm glad people are still finding this thread...

    I'm glad people are still finding this thread useful =D)

    That XL tarp is the ultimate cover for bad weather conditions!

    Dan
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    Ha ha, no problem =D) I feel like I've earned...

    Ha ha, no problem =D)

    I feel like I've earned my stripes as a DD ambassador! You won't be disappointed with it.
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    Short new DD 2013 Jungle Hammock video

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    I should add that the trick about clipping the rain fly to the carabiners only works if you marlin-spike the 'biners at the right points on the tree huggers and that will depend on...
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    New Video's

    Hi Maggot,

    Sorry - I have actually spent more time in it and decided I like it best, so I've done all the same mods to the 2013 model as I did to my 2012 model.

    I've also re-jigged how I use my...
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    Hi (and thanks), The waterproof layer does...

    Hi (and thanks),

    The waterproof layer does have cords, which are designed to increase it's effectiveness when used on top. There's no reason they can't be used underneath.

    Nick from DD said he...
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    Ha ha, yes I saw this - it looks great! I want...

    Ha ha, yes I saw this - it looks great! I want one!

    It'd be no good on the trail though.
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    They have pictures on their site of it set up as...

    They have pictures on their site of it set up as a bivvy. It looks a lot easier than it is with the 2012 model, purely because of those arched net spreaders which double as pegs.

    I haven't spent...
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    You may have picked this up from the previous...

    You may have picked this up from the previous replies but, just to make it really clear:

    You don't need to use the tree huggers if you're using stock webbing. There may be a way to do it but it's...
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    Sticky: Here's another!

    This one is the new (for 2013) modular Jungle Hammock;


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    DD Modular Jungle Hammock - Video Review

    DD Sent me their 2013 Jungle Hammock for review, which I thought was odd considering how new I am to all this but hey, I'm not complaining!

    Here's the video:


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    I tried to go...
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    I have it. They sent me an early release to...

    I have it. They sent me an early release to review.

    You can see my video here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmP458RlJyo

    I've tried to go into as much detail as possible with it being so new...
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    Sticky: Two More Video's

    One video demo'ing the mods I made to my 2012 DD Travel hammock (ready for motorbike camping) and one briefly showing the hammock and XL tarp as a bivvy.


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    I'm new to hammocking myself. I've not had this...

    I'm new to hammocking myself. I've not had this set up long but I've been out a few times. It's been below freezing overnight every time I've gone and that's how this se-tup came about but I'm...
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    Hmmmm... I shall have to see if I can flip the...

    Hmmmm... I shall have to see if I can flip the hammockover without upsetting the gear hammock. I plan to tour Scotland at the end of May.

    Mind you, it'll probably still be winter in May the way...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for all your replies!

    The cheap sleeping bag combined with the not-so-cheap camping mattress have kept me warm in autumn and in spring (both of which have literally been freezing cold). I...
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    Pics of my DD setup

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    Some of you may recall that I was on here when I first got my DD Travel Hammock...
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    I'm up for it! I live in Newcastle and travel by...

    I'm up for it! I live in Newcastle and travel by motorbike, so I'd appreciate somewhere not too remote. I'm freelance so can be poetry flexible on dates.
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    I'm interested!

    Keep me posted if anything happens here. I'm in Newcastle and eager to test out my DD in the wild =D)
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    That's all really good advice, thanks! I'm...

    That's all really good advice, thanks!

    I'm using your idea for suspending the bugnet - it's far simpler than tying out to the trees =D)

    I've turned an old sleeping bag into a DIY underquilt,...
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    Yes, I need to get myself an underquilt. I'm...

    Yes, I need to get myself an underquilt. I'm going to experiment with using an old sleeping bag first though.
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    Ha ha, well, if anything happens I'd like to be...

    Ha ha, well, if anything happens I'd like to be kept in the loop :D
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    Thanks guys, I'm going to be doing some more...

    Thanks guys,

    I'm going to be doing some more test hangs this weekend, so thanks for all the advice. :boggle:
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    Sorry fella, I live in the UK - there don't seem...

    Sorry fella, I live in the UK - there don't seem to be enough of us on here to a local meet and greet though!
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    Thanks for that. I know DD recommend a really...

    Thanks for that. I know DD recommend a really tight hang with these hammocks but I've yet to try that. Most people on here (even in the DD forum) prefer some sag in their hang and I've heard rumours...
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    Thank you!

    Thanks for all the great replies.

    I see now I was getting too hung up on an abstract idea of the perfect ree distance.

    And now I know what i was doing wrong with the whoopie slings!

    This is...
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    Count me in!

    Did anything ever happen with this?

    I'd be up for some group hangs in England and Scotland, maybe even throughout other parts of Europe, maybe even Wales (lol, just kidding).

    Is the general...
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    All the stretches of the wall that I've seen tend...

    All the stretches of the wall that I've seen tend to be through open land or fragments in cities and villages. I can't remember seeing any trees close to the wall but there may be options nearby.
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    More clueless than I thought! Please help.

    So, I've been soaking up the knowledge on here for a while now. I eventually took the plunge and bought myself a DD Travel hammock, their extra large tarp and a mesh hammock for gear plus some...
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    As a newbie, I simply must say THANK YOU!! for this beautiful diagram :) And even more for the simple explanation ha ha!
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    I'm having the same problem trying to rig a...

    I'm having the same problem trying to rig a structural ridgeline to my DD Travel hammock (with built in bug net and whoopie suspension).

    Also struggling due to lack of hanging points in my back...
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    Thanks for the pics Storo! I went out earlier...

    Thanks for the pics Storo!

    I went out earlier for a test-hang. I left it too late though because it got dark before I'd finished setting up ha ha!

    I had the mesh hammock attached - in a...
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    Just out of interest, where did you get your 12'...

    Just out of interest, where did you get your 12' tree straps? If they're DIY, I'd love to know more. If they're shop bought, a link would be great =D) (I'm liking the double whoopie sling idea as a...
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    Hmmm... well, I already have two DD hammock...

    Hmmm... well, I already have two DD hammock sleeves (snakeskins) so the speed sack isn't strictly necessary, but it would probably be useful to have a large stuff sack to put the snake in, for ease...
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    Yeah, I ordered the extra large tarp, which means...

    Yeah, I ordered the extra large tarp, which means I could probably just dump my gear on the ground underneath the hammock. But I like the idea of using the mesh hammock as a shelf to keep everything...
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    Hi, Thanks for all the replies! I'll deal with...

    Hi,

    Thanks for all the replies! I'll deal with each of you in turn, so form an orderly line!

    Tim: that lazy slug looks HUGE! The needs of a biker are pretty similar to a backpacker and I think...
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    Storage system

    Hi all!

    I'm relatively new here. I recently bought a DD travel hammock and have asked a few questions on the DD forum but nobody seems to be hamging out there so I thoiught I'd ask here!

    I...
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    I bought a mesh hammock from DD, which I intend...

    I bought a mesh hammock from DD, which I intend to sling under my hammock so it's within easy reach and I can store my clothes & boots etc.

    I'd like to find a way to attach it permanently to the...
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    DD Mesh Hammock as storage shelf

    I've recently bought the DD travel hammock.

    I was concerned about lack of storage space (as opposed to the WBBB or Clark range) and was advised to get the DD mesh hammock and hang that above or...
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    I might add that I'm a complete newbie. Not...

    I might add that I'm a complete newbie.

    Not just to hammock camping but to any form of camping! So, anything you know is likely to be useful =D)

    Dan
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    Joining the DD party - any wisdom to share?

    I've just received (very quick) delivery of my DD travel Hammock with whoopie sling suspension kit and XL tarp.

    I'm planning to use it while touring UK and Europe on my motorbike next summer; so I...
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    I contacted DD Hammocks about asking what they...

    I contacted DD Hammocks about asking what they could do to add storage space. it turns out they sell a mesh hammock, which can be hung above or below the hammock and used as a shelf =D)

    I've...
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    Outside looking in

    The worst part for me - as someone who is looking to get into hammocking but doesn't own one - is CHOOSING which hammock to get in the first place!

    Choosing a tent really doesn't requite too much...
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    DD Hammocks are up in Scotland, actually not too...

    DD Hammocks are up in Scotland, actually not too far north of me. They look like decent hammocks and at a really nice price. I've never thought about contacting them to see if they'll do some bespoke...
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    WTB: Clark Jungle Hammock NX-250

    I was originally looking for a JRB but have since decided against a bridge hammock (there's soo uch choice out there and nowhere to try these hammocks, it's very confusing!).

    Further research has...
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