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    Welcome to the tribe mate! Hope youre not...

    Welcome to the tribe mate!

    Hope youre not getting too wet, bit of rain over your side of the country I believe.
  2. Would love to go gorge trekking for a week or so,...

    Would love to go gorge trekking for a week or so, but my back is shot for the time being, and its a bit of a mission to get there from my place.
    Got me a Gorge Rat patch and everything!

    Its right...
  3. Thread: CRAZY hang!!!!

    by Browny
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    Gators I could live with, its the mosquitos that...

    Gators I could live with, its the mosquitos that would drive me insane.

    Bad enough over here, with a bazillion friendly flies in the warmer months, but mozzie weather is a real pain.
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    Shug needs one of these, makes his cuben seem...

    Shug needs one of these, makes his cuben seem positively opaque!
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    Awesome job folks. We seem to have a similar...

    Awesome job folks. We seem to have a similar breed of selfishness down here also.

    Stupidity knows no boundaries.

    What I have trouble with especially, is the mentality that would drag half of...
  6. Thread: DIY trees

    by Browny
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    In before the pics! That is, I was around...

    In before the pics!

    That is, I was around again today and the shade sail is now officially attached. After a little encouragement with a 3 ton ratchet strap to get the tension on. . ;)

    Looks...
  7. Awesome set of videos yet again Shug. Dont...

    Awesome set of videos yet again Shug.

    Dont feel too bad about needing the hat an sunscreen though. You kinda get used to it. Got no choice down here unless you wanna be melanoma man.
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    Another warm welcome from a fellow resident of...

    Another warm welcome from a fellow resident of "geeday"

    I make do at present with a modified sleeping bag as an underquilt, and a large

    but cheap dwp ripstop tarp.

    For most of our local...
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    Was thinking something like this, in a tree with...

    Was thinking something like this, in a tree with leaves. Drab colours.

    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n200/lspade/Backpacking/DSC05681.jpg

    Image originally from THIS thread.
  10. +1 for the idea, I think it would help spread the...

    +1 for the idea, I think it would help spread the word about some less known titles.

    I have found some real gems from other forums suggestions (different topics to here but you get the idea)
    ...
  11. Thread: PIF Australia?

    by Browny
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    As much as I like the idea of an Aussie version...

    As much as I like the idea of an Aussie version of the PIF, I tend to agree with some of the other guys. HF is admittedly US biased, but purely due to numbers IMHO.

    I would think that if my...
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    Made a single narrow DIY into a wider double...

    Made a single narrow DIY into a wider double layer by putting the wider fabric underneath and stitching the edges.

    Makes a great pocket for a pad or such (not that I use it though)
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    MMMMM. This could help my DIY bug also if the...

    MMMMM. This could help my DIY bug also if the prices are good (as i imagine they would be)

    Got "family" who go back home a few times a year and could pick up/post stuff back for me.

    Please post...
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    Hangin' AND Flingin' Arras!? Ok, I was...

    Hangin' AND Flingin' Arras!?

    Ok, I was disappointed before that I couldn't make it.

    Now I'm downright filthy. My 6yo son has been out with me on a few overnighters, bunkstyle, and we have...
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    As per usual, HF delivers ( if you'll pardon the...

    As per usual, HF delivers ( if you'll pardon the pun )

    Generally, in my experience, getting stuff shipped to downundia is costly and takes that bit longer to arrive. The price you pay to live in...
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    Sticky: Ive made a bug sock, but am considering the...

    Ive made a bug sock, but am considering the addition of a partial zipper for easier exit/entry as it can be a pain when Im out camping with the son. Shortish zipper would keep the weight to a...
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    Will def look you up when in town, havent been...

    Will def look you up when in town, havent been that way for awhile but love it down there.

    I agree on the rough bark, my tree straps have a little chafe on them also, still within what I consider...
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    Gday Matto, welcome to paradise. Looks like we...

    Gday Matto, welcome to paradise.

    Looks like we may have sufficient numbers for a group hang!

    Thoughts and opinions here.
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    EOI for a WestOz HF Group Hang

    Well, owing to the increase in WestOz HF members, I would like to suggest a possible group hang for 2012.

    Please post up any feedback or appropriate times, and we'll see how we go.

    I will start...
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    I would think regular inspection for wear, plus...

    I would think regular inspection for wear, plus any visible UV degredation externally would be about all you would need.

    I believe the "shelf life" of the synthetic base material would be far...
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    Holy thread res Batman, 2009? Nice!

    Holy thread res Batman, 2009?

    Nice!
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    Make that a double! Super jealous of you folks on...

    Make that a double! Super jealous of you folks on this one.

    Really want to get over and meet some folks, and check out that magic Gorge you folks keep teasing us with.

    Us common folk will...
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    If your playing with suspension options,...

    If your playing with suspension options, Uneekwahn and I made a purchase in the amsteel group buy a whiles ago, so I could knock out a set of whoopie slings and get em posted down to you at mates...
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    Pics AB,EF look like wheatbealt'ish location, CD...

    Pics AB,EF look like wheatbealt'ish location, CD more like Jarrahdale way or similar.

    +1 on a mini group hang for the WestOz contingent.
  25. Havent used one of these, but it's ben on the...

    Havent used one of these, but it's ben on the wish list for awhile.

    +1 on the dental floss though. I carry a pack of it out hiking, and in my archery possibles pouch. The stuff is strong and very...
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    Gday from WA. We are getting a few more of us...

    Gday from WA.

    We are getting a few more of us Sandgropers on HF now, so that WestOz hang/meet is looking better all the time!
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    The only things I refuse to consider, even after...

    The only things I refuse to consider, even after washing/sanitizing are underwear and food.

    All else is fair game IMHO
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    Poll: I had to vote for my own suggestion, or it would...

    I had to vote for my own suggestion, or it would have been bacon for sure. I put it as an option because if you weren't biased either way, then bacon is the preffered option......always......mmmm...
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    Poll: Unread Posts Button?

    I dont know if it's just the way I think, but after using the "View Unread Posts" option on other forums, I find it a lot easier to check on the newer happenings on a forum.

    If I just use the New...
  30. Thread: G'day from Oz

    by Browny
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    Welcome mate... and @ two isles, yes, but we...

    Welcome mate...

    and @ two isles, yes, but we use hammocks, so they merely pivot about the suspension.

    Getting in and out upside down is a little tricky at first though ;)
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    Good to see it all worked out. I'm not sure...

    Good to see it all worked out.
    I'm not sure assisting you is good for my health however.
    Currently waiting to see the doctor after three weeks of coughing
    And such. My wife thinks it may be...
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    Holy thread resurrection hammock man!

    Holy thread resurrection hammock man!
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    Well, just got back to the hotel after purchasing...

    Well, just got back to the hotel after purchasing two tttm hammocks. Still need to get the young lady a hot pink single.
    Pics and reviews once we get back to Oz and I can play.
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    Just noticed my lack of donating member status...

    Just noticed my lack of donating member status also.

    I was under the impression we got a pm prior to expiry?

    Going to renew asap, but a heads up would be great.
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    Welcome from the West Island. Carn the All...

    Welcome from the West Island.

    Carn the All Blacks!
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    Ok, so now I gotta find some spare time and knock...

    Ok, so now I gotta find some spare time and knock out a couple of mason line yackles!

    With the speed and ingenuity of this forum, it's just lucky for the world that we use our powers for good! :D
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    I find getting stuff sent down here from you guys...

    I find getting stuff sent down here from you guys up there is like flipping a coin.

    Some stuff has turned up in DAYS, (as in less than a week, I just know someone would say something about 7 days...
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    WOW, I can just imagine the tangles! If it's...

    WOW, I can just imagine the tangles!

    If it's all the same, I might stick to laying asym in a regular 'mock. Thanks.
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    Next time make it from hot pink fabric. No...

    Next time make it from hot pink fabric. No guarantees, but it'll improve your odds a little :D
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    I love the idea of corset making. Unfortunately I...

    I love the idea of corset making. Unfortunately I dont trust myself to remain professional enough. Hey, at least Im honest about it.

    Also, we have a radio advertisement down here at the moment for...
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    That monstrosity was a large sticky/frosted...

    That monstrosity was a large sticky/frosted raisin bun. He made it half way through that, then ate about 1/4 of my big pot of oat porridge too. He's a growing lad.
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    Well, all in all, the weather report was a bit of...

    Well, all in all, the weather report was a bit of a fizzle.

    We were camped behind a small hill, with a large drop off behind which the wind howled up and over. So heavy rain and moderate winds...
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    MMMMMM, Me thinks this needs a smaller Mason Line...

    MMMMMM, Me thinks this needs a smaller Mason Line Loop, purely to hold the useful yet extremely intricate camo paracord weave/dongle/loop thing.

    Would look super cool too.

    I like the way you...
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    I have to make do with a diy-uq from a sleeping...

    I have to make do with a diy-uq from a sleeping at present, but agree that the full length is a good option. I am toasty in my rig and cant imagine using a 3/4 uq. Mostly because if my feet get cold,...
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    Yep, this supplier gets two thumbs up from me. ...

    Yep, this supplier gets two thumbs up from me.

    Haven't bought this particular fabric, but the black and the regular digicam rock.
    Thinking of making a tarp outta the cam, I believe someone here...
  46. Thread: CCF Pad mod?

    by Browny
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    I've always wondered how you would go slicing 1/2...

    I've always wondered how you would go slicing 1/2 to 3/4 through the pad like a mango.

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQu-K7ZKlWzOrgtj_b3RqW0wHcHnegiw4JsJAPgFfJcpB0hm5Y1Fg

    Put the cut...
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    Got all excited, then saw the size :( ( I...

    Got all excited, then saw the size :(

    ( I need bigger, back to the DIY idea)

    Best of luck to whoever it fits, I envy you.

    Sorry Red.
  48. Thread: alas...

    by Browny
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    Yep, been there done this. Minus the stand. I...

    Yep, been there done this. Minus the stand.

    I have tried the lightweight string/net hammocks, no way on earth could I get comfortable.

    Got a cheapish brazillian for the backyard and hung...
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    I dont know about US rules in this case, but here...

    I dont know about US rules in this case, but here in OZ, IIRC something that has been in the public domain is not able to be taken and registered as anothers. ie "Warbonnet SuperFly" as a name cannot...
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    Been thinkin of something along these lines, but...

    Been thinkin of something along these lines, but I think I will be using fleece for one side.

    I like to have something a bit warmer against my face.
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