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    artificial trees

    Can you guys give me some info please. I am going to setup a permanent hanging site but the site has no trees. Will fence posts do the job and if so what length an width. I am finding it hard to...
  2. Thread: Goose down

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    Goose down

    I am making myself a top quilt that us rated to about -5oc. I can't find anyone from the UK were I can buy down from. I have found a few sites in the USA but would like to know if any of them would...
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    DIY topquilt plans

    I am making my first top quilt out of 400g of down, pertex4 and netting forthe baffles. Can anyone give me a link to some good plans. The plans I have looked at contradict rack outher as one set says...
  4. Top quilt footbox draw cord or sleeping bag end

    I am making my first top quilt but I dont know the best way to finish the footbox. Should I just run in a draw cord or will I finish it like a mummy sleeping bag. The sleeping bag looks better and I...
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    Per m. A few of the boys from on here worked out...

    Per m. A few of the boys from on here worked out the wait and it was about 1.8 is
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    This is the link for the material I used...

    This is the link for the material I used
    http://www.profabrics.co.uk/shop/show_product_info.php?id=NR5W-09
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    No it was not 2nd.

    No it was not 2nd.
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    It works out to be about 1.8 ripstop nylon. It's...

    It works out to be about 1.8 ripstop nylon. It's just a very small area in the middle of the hammock
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    DIY hammock problem

    I have made my first hammock but I have found a problem. I have used it once and already the fibers are starting to spread in a small area. Is this commen or not
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    Will keep you posted

    Will keep you posted
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    UK up north get together

    Would it not be a good idea if some of the hammock lot from the north up to the boarders of Scotland got together for a few weekends. It is hard to find a group of lads and/lasses who hammock camp....
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    No see em question

    I am going to make myself a down topquilt but can't find no see em in the uk. The only insect netting I can find is from profabrics.co.uk
    Is this any good or will I use something else
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    fill power down

    I have just bought two large goose down filler blankets that I want to strip and use to make a top quilt. Is there any way in finding out what fill power it is as it does not say on the blanket
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    It's hard not get good down and down proof...

    It's hard not get good down and down proof material here in the UK. The only down proof material I can got my hand on is pertex 4 so should this be fine
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    Thanks chaps but if it is coated then it will not...

    Thanks chaps but if it is coated then it will not be breathable so is this not a bad thing
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    Top quilt plans

    Can anyone give me some links for DIY down top quilts. I used to have one for a quilt I think was called the carrot bag it looked like one same shape and color. Also I have seen some plans that says...
  17. Thread: Down

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    Down

    Can some of you gentlemen tell me were I could get some good down to make myself a top quilt. I am from the uk so it will have to be someone who will post over the pond
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    once again thanks. stevbo thanks very much for...

    once again thanks. stevbo thanks very much for the link
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    Thanks chaps. I have done the fixed eye end so...

    Thanks chaps. I have done the fixed eye end so not I am going onto the adjustable loop end. What distance would you say from the tapered end of my fixed eye would you have your exit hole. I am...
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    I see but when it say 1 fid and 2 fid I am lost....

    I see but when it say 1 fid and 2 fid I am lost. I have watched a video on YouTube were it can be done with tape and a pen. So I need to know the measurements
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    Home made whoopie slings

    I have just purchased some amsteel to make myself some whoopie slings. I would like them about 6 foot long so I know I need to use 12 foot of amsteel. Were can I get the other measurements for the...
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    Thank you gents you have been a help. Yes it's...

    Thank you gents you have been a help. Yes it's going to be for a hammock and I only weigh 73kg so this should be more than enough. Again thank you
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    Weight conversion problems

    I am having trouble trying to convert the weight of materials into the weights yous in the USA talk about. Can you tell me the maths behind it. This is the material I was thinking of using. Is this...
  24. Thread: UK Help

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    I am going to make a tarp but was also going to...

    I am going to make a tarp but was also going to make a hammock out of a different material but again having problems with the material strenght.
  25. Thread: UK Help

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    Also when I read 1.2oz material is that the...

    Also when I read 1.2oz material is that the weight per amount of area of material as in the uk I can only find grams
  26. Thread: UK Help

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    they have this but I am not sure if it is thick...

    they have this but I am not sure if it is thick enough (strong)
    http://www.profabrics.co.uk/shop/show_product_info.php?id=NRST-99
  27. Thread: UK Help

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    UK Help

    Trying to get silnylon in the UK is a nightmare wo should I buy ripstop nylon and silicone seal it myself or is there another material I could use
  28. Thread: Pertex 5

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    still no answer yet then haha

    still no answer yet then haha
  29. Thread: Pertex 5

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    Pertex 5

    Is this material any good for the inside of a underquilt and top quilt. This is a link were I can get it...
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    under quilt help

    I am making my first under quilt out of a new British army warm weather sleeping back. I am filling the baffles with down but the inside of the bag is now down proof (bits of feathers popping...
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    Or could I use PU coated ripstop. Again link...

    Or could I use PU coated ripstop. Again link below
    http://www.profabrics.co.uk/snap_product_search.php
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    The only one that I could find was Silicone...

    The only one that I could find was
    Silicone impregnated ripstop for tents and flysheets.
    Hydrostatic head rating of 900
    Weight Given per linear metre
    Colour
    Olive Green
    Size
    140cm wide...
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    tarp material help UK

    I am planning to make myself a tarp but I can find any silicone ripstop nylon in the uk. Has any one got any other ideas. These are sum sites I am using...
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    It's more like the Speer hammock that I am after

    It's more like the Speer hammock that I am after
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    diy hammock plans

    I am thinking of making a 4 season hammock with a bug net like the woodsman x
    http://ukhammocks.co.uk/shop/article_4/Woodsman-X-hammock-(single).html?shop_param=cid%3D2%26aid%3D4%26
    I know the ed...
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    British army jungle bag

    I have just bought myself a British army jungle sleeping bag what is only rated at 2 seasons at best . I know the bag has no baffles but could I stuff this bag with down to increase the warmth. I...
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    Thank you gents for all your help. I will buy the...

    Thank you gents for all your help. I will buy the second one that is
    Finely woven nylon, showerproof and wind resistant;
    Moisture wicking; Quick drying
    Ideal for jackets, windshirts, trousers,...
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    so I need to use a water proof but breathable...

    so I need to use a water proof but breathable material for a underblanket (and maybe top quilt) so the second link would be the best is this right
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    So will I use water proofed rip stop like this...

    So will I use water proofed rip stop like this
    http://www.fabrics-n-stuff.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=1065&osCsid=a516hsfif314d75fbvfnje4hu3
    Or ...
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    rip stop or nysil

    I am making a under quilt and I thought rip stop was the best to use but then I was told about nysil. As this is my first under quilt I am a bit unsure. My thoughts are that the underside should be...
  41. Thread: 90% down 10%

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    it does say 90% down 10% feather and it is also...

    it does say 90% down 10% feather and it is also white duck down. So this should be ok. I will only be using it to -3oc and no lower
  42. Thread: 90% down 10%

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    Brian how can I tell what fill power it is

    Brian how can I tell what fill power it is
  43. Thread: 90% down 10%

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    so is the mix of 90% 10% any good or would it be...

    so is the mix of 90% 10% any good or would it be better to buy 100% down
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    sorry synthetic

    sorry synthetic
  45. Thread: 90% down 10%

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    90% down 10%

    I have the chance of getting a blanket that is a grade 1 goose 90% down 10% feather mix. Could i cut this out and use this as a filler for my diy under quilt and if so what is the best way of washing...
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    were to buy materials

    Can anyone tell me were I can buy insulation so that I can make a under and top quilt (in the uk if possible)
    Thanks
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    http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk/ishop/1069...

    http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk/ishop/1069/shopscr99.html
    this is the link for the bag
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    British army sleepingbag

    Do you think that it is a good idea and if so is it possible to turn a British army sleeping bag into a under quilt.
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    Sorry i have put this in wrong thread section it...

    Sorry i have put this in wrong thread section it should be in UQ
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    Question about UQ

    I am from the UK and thinking of making myself a under quilt. The only problem is that I can get a supply of Down. Could i use an old synthetic filled sleeping bag as a under quilt. The lowest temp I...
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