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    I have hammocked the Great Glen Way and West...

    I have hammocked the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way. The Great Glen Way is VERY easy to find places to hang. We made it more difficult by having 2 hammockers and 2 (picky) tenters so had to...
  2. Thread: What's next??

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    http://www.iat-sia.org/index.php

    http://www.iat-sia.org/index.php
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    1. #808080 2. #0000ff 3. #ff0000 4. #ff0000

    1. #808080
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  4. Thread: 59g suspension!

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    I changed it after one use. I used the last of my...

    I changed it after one use. I used the last of my dg on the leads and wanted some loops and dog bones so I changed back to amsteel. No sign of wear after that one use but after quite a lot of use on...
  5. Tarp looks good, like the colour. Nice fingers ;)

    Tarp looks good, like the colour. Nice fingers ;)
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    Sew all is fine, I've made 3 tarps with it, have...

    Sew all is fine, I've made 3 tarps with it, have pitched really tight in some serious winds and never had an issue.
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    Dutch said it was more expensive for him, so it's...

    Dutch said it was more expensive for him, so it's obviously more expensive for us. For some (myself included) the weight/bulk savings and less snagging will be worth it and to some it won't. FWIW I...
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    I've not had anything delivered internationally...

    I've not had anything delivered internationally by DHL but haven't had any issues with them for uk deliveries. USPS stuff goes to Royal Mail or Parcel force and although delivery only takes a few...
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    Yes, Scotty Von Porkchop did. Second night. They...

    Yes, Scotty Von Porkchop did. Second night. They wear through the line very quickly.
  10. 7' hugger, 6' lead, hammock anchor. 28g. It...

    7' hugger, 6' lead, hammock anchor. 28g. It really is scary how light and low bulk these straps are. Just waiting on speed hooks 2.0 Dutch... two weeks right ;)
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    Yes!! Is this gonna be available any time soon?

    Yes!! Is this gonna be available any time soon?
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    Scotland forever tartan...

    Scotland forever tartan https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160114/0948f3adea9fe8c29c1188b7a2e11052.jpg 1.1oz silpoly pu4000 and I'll have a few yards [emoji106] groundsheets and rain skirts (kilts).
  13. Thread: Hi from N.E UK

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    Welcome from Scotland! Yeah Scott is...

    Welcome from Scotland! Yeah Scott is "Scottytemplar", I've seen a fair bit of his gear in person and the pics don't do it justice.
  14. Thread: 10d vs 15d

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    I got the 10d because I don't roll around in...

    I got the 10d because I don't roll around in thorns with my quilt ;) 15d is probably a good choice for the outside layer of your uq if you don't plan to use an uqp, the slightly thicker fabric is...
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    Lucky! That was a close call Dutch, glad...

    Lucky! That was a close call Dutch, glad everyone/everything was OK.
  16. April should be fine for midges, they don't...

    April should be fine for midges, they don't really come out until towards the end of May. Walkhighlands is a great resource for maps/routes etc. 10 days might be stretching it for trees, there is a...
  17. Late response but myself and Scotty Von Porkchop...

    Late response but myself and Scotty Von Porkchop did the WHW it in may... in hammocks. There are a few spots where it is a challenge to find trees to hang but it's not bad really as long you have a...
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    With 900g of down it must have a very low fill...

    With 900g of down it must have a very low fill power (or be 80% feather) to only achieve a -3 to -9C temp rating. 400g of 750fill down in a bag will normally have a rating of -4 or 5 so this must...
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    Welcome to the forum from Scotland!

    Welcome to the forum from Scotland!
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    I don't roll my tarp, just slide the skins over...

    I don't roll my tarp, just slide the skins over it... I've never had a bubble. I use noseeum skins.
  21. Thread: Hammock Anchors

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    I was using an anchor and a speed hook,...

    I was using an anchor and a speed hook, alternating nights for head and foot end on each, there is some wear on the lead from the hammock anchor but no real fraying. The speed hook was a different...
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    Yeah, Dutch has previously said his hardware...

    Yeah, Dutch has previously said his hardware doesn't work well with sheathed lines. Apparently they pinch the sheath and cause damage.
  23. Awesome, nothing better than a quick overnighter...

    Awesome, nothing better than a quick overnighter to recharge your batteries :) Good to see the rain skirt/kilt in action, I've got a piece of sil cut to make one sitting in my gear room. Would be...
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    This ^^^ I recently managed to break a beastie D...

    This ^^^ I recently managed to break a beastie D on my tarp rl and had that brief moment of panic, luckily it was just the D Ring so I just clipped the suspension into the tie out itself. I still...
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    Looks like something has caught and pulled one...

    Looks like something has caught and pulled one thread. If you've got a scrap left lying around pull a stray thread from a cut edge and straighten the fabric back out... Looks like that. Do you wear a...
  26. Wow, every little thing has been thought of and...

    Wow, every little thing has been thought of and incorporated in that thing. It seems ideal for car camping and for folk who aren't as concerned with weight.

    That footbox does look a little snug,...
  27. The brighter the better for me! I use orange...

    The brighter the better for me! I use orange Lawson Glowire atm and it's good stuff. Unless you leave your guylines behind you won't be leaving a trace ;) A little bit of guyline isn't gonna make...
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    Can't you use just use grosgrain instead?

    Can't you use just use grosgrain instead?
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    Snaps are easier, but buttons can be done on the...

    Snaps are easier, but buttons can be done on the machine easily too... zigzag with your feed dogs dropped and/or stitch length at 0. You just need to be careful you are accurate. You can get a foot...
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    Don't do really tight stitches... think of...

    Don't do really tight stitches... think of perforated paper :o 8-10 stitches per inch will be plenty strong with 3 rows.
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    The end channel plus whipping definitely isn't...

    The end channel plus whipping definitely isn't necessary. I normally do a double stitched channel, put a cable tie through it and tighten it down then larkshead a continuous loop/suspension against...
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    I agree with WV. I doubt zpacks would use sub...

    I agree with WV.

    I doubt zpacks would use sub par fabrics for their gear but it is expensive compared to what is available from the likes of Dutch or rsbtr and slightly heavier although that could...
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    I've been using the 1.1 rs and HyperD 1.0 from...

    I've been using the 1.1 rs and HyperD 1.0 from ripstopbytheroll for a while now with no issues. I'm 6'3" and weigh around 230lbs. You should be fine if you find the hammock comfortable. Don't keep...
  34. I miscut fabric and ended up just going with it...

    I miscut fabric and ended up just going with it to try an 8ft x 50" hammock... It was way too short/narrow for me at 6'3" lol.
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    The wear on those seems to be coming from the...

    The wear on those seems to be coming from the titanium-amsteel contact. For some reason the anchors are actually showing much less wear on the amsteel than the speed hooks and I have retired the...
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    Unless I'm absolutely knackered or have had a few...

    Unless I'm absolutely knackered or have had a few drinks I struggle to sleep the first night. I usually just don't sleep very much the night before if I'm going backpacking, partly to make the first...
  37. I have purchased from a few, Dutch, RSBTR, HG,...

    I have purchased from a few, Dutch, RSBTR, HG, UGQ, ZIMMERBUILT, MINIBULLDESIGN, BATCH STOVEZ, UKHAMMOCKS, Extremtextil, Tread lite gear, Ookworks, Lawson Equipment, actually that's more than I...
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    Good to hear, I may cut the doors off my current...

    Good to hear, I may cut the doors off my current winter tarp and give this a go, if I don't like it I can always just stitch them back on. The baggy fabric in the door sides drives me nuts!
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    Fair enough, it does seem like it should hold, I...

    Fair enough, it does seem like it should hold, I have a bunch of kam snaps too and they hold pretty securely when you pull across them (sheer) which, from the pics looks like the direction they'll be...
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    Great looking tarp. Love the colour and the idea...

    Great looking tarp. Love the colour and the idea of snapping the doors on.

    Have you had a chance to get it out in the wind yet? Interested to hear how the snaps hold up to a decent wind.
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    Maybe a little ;) I've got between 30 and 40...

    Maybe a little ;) I've got between 30 and 40 nights in a 1.1 hammock too, no wear there either. I think if I ran the suspension through the channel it might be a different story though.
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    Nice work! Snowball, I wouldn't say wafflebox...

    Nice work!
    Snowball, I wouldn't say wafflebox is pushing the limit... I probably am, my weight varies between 220-235lbs and I have 20+ nights in my 1.0 HyperD. No signs of wear yet :)
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    I don't own a UGQ top quilt but I do have an UQ, ...

    I don't own a UGQ top quilt but I do have an UQ, workmanship is fantastic. You won't be disappointed!
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    That looks fantastic! Great way to mark...

    That looks fantastic! Great way to mark everything out. It'll certainly be warm.
  45. Great stuff as usual Shug. Those woods look...

    Great stuff as usual Shug. Those woods look incredible! Can't beat a Lion Bar, didn't realise you guys didn't have them over there, do you not have kitkats either?? :scared:
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    +1 on Shugs advice, for UKhammocks I've had the...

    +1 on Shugs advice, for UKhammocks I've had the same email issues. Call him, everytime I have he's answered.
  47. Ha, I sometimes forget that we (UK in general,...

    Ha, I sometimes forget that we (UK in general, but we're worse in Scotland) have a dry, sometimes nasty seeming sense of humour compared to, well everyone else.

    She knew she'd lost the argument...
  48. I have less hammocks than my girlfriend has...

    I have less hammocks than my girlfriend has shoes... or rings, earrings, necklaces, perfumes etc. She argued that all those things were to make her look good, I pointed out the bags under her eyes...
  49. Dutch was planning on getting them... dunno what...

    Dutch was planning on getting them... dunno what happened with that.

    I had a BeastieD d ring break on me a couple weeks ago. I always have my tarp TIGHT though. Definitely better breaking a...
  50. I've found zing it easier to splice than...

    I've found zing it easier to splice than dynaglide, there are less strands and the weave is looser. A little more difficult than amsteel though.
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