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    I've just pre-ordered mine from AMTC in Australia...

    I've just pre-ordered mine from AMTC in Australia but no ETA yet....shouldn't be too long. I was going to get a Dream Hammock Thunderbird but by the time I decided what fabric I wanted the $AU...
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    Free shipping on orders over $99 at the moment,...

    Free shipping on orders over $99 at the moment, code: FREEFREIGHT
  3. Thread: My Molly MacPack

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    On the modular & bombproof subject have any of...

    On the modular & bombproof subject have any of you seen these offerings from Kifaru?
    Bikini Frame: http://kifaru.net/bikiniframe.html
    Cargo Panel: http://kifaru.net/cargopanel.html
    Cargo Panel...
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    Hi Paul, any progress on the Hot House project?

    Hi Paul, any progress on the Hot House project?
  5. Awesome question mate. Anyone else got any input?

    Awesome question mate. Anyone else got any input?
  6. Cheers guys. I'm normally a fan of the subdued...

    Cheers guys. I'm normally a fan of the subdued earthen colours but really like the orange & silver. Good marker panel for when I go awol up in the hills.....I hope it never comes to that....kidding....
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    Just threw this up for you Paul-...

    Just threw this up for you Paul- http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=847021#post847021

    I really really like your work, the WD12 is the BEST!!!!

    Cheers mate, keep up the great...
  8. UNDERGROUND QUILTS & OUTDOOR GEAR TQ, UQ & Winter Dream 12

    After hangin on Mt Barney in winter I decided two things. 1: I want a tarp with doors. 2: I want a hammock underquilt.

    My search for both sent me to Paul at Underground Quilts & Outdoor Gear in...
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    Nice one, thanks. I'll give it a bash for sure.

    Nice one, thanks. I'll give it a bash for sure.
  10. As if it's worth me doing it I'll add my name to...

    As if it's worth me doing it I'll add my name to the list.
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    While I prefer learning from other peoples...

    While I prefer learning from other peoples mistakes more often than not it doesn't sink in until I do it myself.

    I made this same little mistake while playing around just the other day.
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    I'm definately aware the straps are cusioning as...

    I'm definately aware the straps are cusioning as opposed to weight bearing. That being said they are roughly 3 x thicker than seatbelt type webbing & more rigid.

    This is a legit Q & not trying to...
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    Keep a carabiner on each end of the hammock. ...

    Keep a carabiner on each end of the hammock.

    Wrap the Whoopies like you do tree straps, clip the carabiners in to the adjustable loop, make the adjustment & done.
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    Yeah thought about that, the webbing I've used is...

    Yeah thought about that, the webbing I've used is a bit more thicker & rigid than the usual webbing. I'm pretty keen to keep tree damage to a minimum & keep people off our backs & I'm pretty...
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    That would probably work. After thinking about...

    That would probably work.

    After thinking about the continuous loop chain & playing around I realised it would take a LOT of Amsteel to make, not very efficient use of product.

    So I came up with...
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    Behold: Super Whoopies!!!!!

    I didn't mind whoopies but it annoyed me that you had to throw on the tree straps, Marlin Spike hitch, then whoopie onto the hitch & on top of all that you'd lose 50cm at each end.

    So out of pure...
  17. Thread: Other Forums

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    I see you're an Aussie. It's not restricted to...

    I see you're an Aussie. It's not restricted to Aussies but certainly is more relevant to us- http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/forum.php
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    Yeah mate, they are literally worth their weight...

    Yeah mate, they are literally worth their weight in gold.
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    Don't get me wrong, whoopie's are great but you...

    Don't get me wrong, whoopie's are great but you lose about a foot each end with the bury & tree strap attachment.

    I've got some 1' webbing that is slightly thicker & rigid than standard webbing...
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    No, not at all. Just wanting a daisy chain...

    No, not at all. Just wanting a daisy chain similar to the Python Straps but made out of Amsteel for hammock suspension.


    What if you brummell the ends together then bury the tails 4-6" into the...
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    OK, this is what I've gleaned from the replies so...

    OK, this is what I've gleaned from the replies so far-
    I've used locked brummels, not splices.
    A bury is designed to hold a load in line with the bury through constriction.
    Brummels are only...
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    Yeah the I, Y, T anchor principles would apply to...

    Yeah the I, Y, T anchor principles would apply to a degree but I have no idea of the details.

    If the hang test goes all right I'll do up some real size daisy chains & set up the hammock & do the...
  23. Thread: Australia

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    And if you've got a few things or bulky items you...

    And if you've got a few things or bulky items you want to bring in- http://www.shipito.com/shop-pricing
  24. Thread: Australia

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    You should be able to get a tent pole repair kit...

    You should be able to get a tent pole repair kit from your local camping store. Buy the 4 or 6mm kit & you'll be able to make quite a few spreaders just like the DD ones.

    And another happy...
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    Here are some pics The test set up...

    Here are some pics

    The test set up
    http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t469/BennyBlank/Amsteel/Amsteel%20Daisy%20Chain/DSCF3532.jpg

    The fixed loop...
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    You should be able to get a tent pole repair kit...

    You should be able to get a tent pole repair kit from your local camping store. Buy the 4 or 6mm kit & you'll be able to make quite a few spreaders just like the DD ones.
  27. Thread: BIG Question

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    Hey Backpack Hiker, I'm pretty much same specs as...

    Hey Backpack Hiker, I'm pretty much same specs as you & I'd have to say my experience is far from uncomfortable. I definitely prefer it over the HH Exped.

    As for Mountain Hanger, maybe DIY is the...
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    Ha, I was confused just typing it & I've seen...

    Ha, I was confused just typing it & I've seen what I'm talking about. I'll try get some up this arvo.

    I went out added my body weight to it a couple of times for 10secs & it didn't budge.
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    Amsteel Daisy Chain

    I've tried whoopie slings & while they work I'd prefer something quicker & easier like the Python Straps from Kammock.

    Given that the Amsteel is so strong has anyone made an attempt at making a...
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    The DD is a fraction wider but a little shorter...

    The DD is a fraction wider but a little shorter meaning the diagonal lay would be easier to acheive. Obviously it's up to the individual but if I had to buy without trying I'd take the cheaper of...
  31. Thread: Finally

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    The only thing I can see that would vastly...

    The only thing I can see that would vastly improve it would be replacing the hook & loop between the layers with a zip
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    Mate, I've got a Frontline it's good to go. From...

    Mate, I've got a Frontline it's good to go. From what I can see they are basically the same. Worth more than twice the price? I seriously doubt it
  33. I got the XL & 3x3 but I don't think I'll be...

    I got the XL & 3x3 but I don't think I'll be using the 3x3 since the XL covers awesomley, yes it's a word
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    Seen tents that set up on big walls. Never done...

    Seen tents that set up on big walls. Never done either & don't think I ever will but it's impressive
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    Shout out to AMTC Aussie DD distributor

    After ordering a few hammocks & tarps off another internet hammock seller a few things wern't quite right. Inconsistancies, little faults, I won't go into it but I needed to go through it all...
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    What model did she win? They have a few, they're...

    What model did she win? They have a few, they're all 2 layer hammocks
  37. Thread: WTB: Line Locks

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    DIY Gear Sup-...

    DIY Gear Sup- http://www.diygearsupply.com/cgi-bin/shelf.cgi?numb=54

    Pretty good postage rates to Australia so UK should be fair.

    I've got these & they work great-...
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    Feedback on the Gar-Griller & other options would...

    Feedback on the Gar-Griller & other options would be great. Been looking at multi fuel flatpack stoves with interest.

    Chose not to invest in the Honey Stove, seemed to bend to easy with heat & a...
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    Let us know how they go mate. I've got a roll...

    Let us know how they go mate.

    I've got a roll 25mm webbing on it's way, I know it's strong enough & if it's weeve is tight enough I'll have to find someone willing to sew one up for me. I've had a...
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    Thanks guys & gals

    Thanks guys & gals
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    From some pics & vids it looks like they are made...

    From some pics & vids it looks like they are made of tube tape used in climbing. It's super strong but from the ones I've seen they soak up some serious amounts of water.

    Have you had this happen...
  42. Thread: Soft on Soft?

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    Sweet. It would certainly cut down on bulk. Time...

    Sweet. It would certainly cut down on bulk. Time to order the Amsteel.

    Cheers
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    Nice to see a local & noob as well, we can be...

    Nice to see a local & noob as well, we can be ignorant together
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    I'm currently sorting out my whole set up & use...

    I'm currently sorting out my whole set up & use line lok/clam cleats on tarp ridge & guy lines.

    For the ridgeline I leave the 2nd reeve & securing knot out so the line can be taken around the tree...
  45. Thread: Soft on Soft?

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    Soft on Soft?

    Howdy. I'm in the process of sorting out suspension. Now I'm going around in circles a bit but I'm beginning to lean towards the Amsteel options.

    I see there are soft shackle biners which look...
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    Would Amsteel perform well in a munter hitch or...

    Would Amsteel perform well in a munter hitch or is it to slippery?
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    I'm in, it's starting to rain here & I'll pay...

    I'm in, it's starting to rain here & I'll pay postage to Australia!
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    Python Straps or Munter Hitch

    Hi all, for simplicity I'm leaning towards Python Straps or similar. They negate the need for tree huggers & are fully adjustable throughout the length of the strap.

    However at $30 a pop + $45 to...
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    Hangin Above, Down Under

    Hello all, if you havn't figured it out yet I'm in Australia in the sunny, humid, hot state of Queensland.

    I jagged a hammock off ebay a week ago & spent the night in the small backyard much to my...
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