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    Currently occupying two tree's in the hills of...

    Currently occupying two tree's in the hills of South Wales.

    Time for a Brew!
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    Sorry for the delay, been mad busy... Mine...

    Sorry for the delay, been mad busy...

    Mine measured 138' ridgeline, 29.5 (each side) front sway cables, 23'(each side) for the foot end cables.

    Allow 10' for each of these measurements to...
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    Thanks for the positive comments. I'll get the...

    Thanks for the positive comments.

    I'll get the total dimentions up when home (currently in work). The amsteel apex is standard. For now.



    That's a water bladder full of Vodka. Good for both...
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    UCR's where good mate. Just too much slip,...

    UCR's where good mate. Just too much slip, probably from the coating. Would be fine for tarps ect.

    I might try some larger whoopies, so the constrictor is pulled under tension at both ends...
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    Ridgerunner- My AASS.

    AASS-
    Adjustable Anti-Sway System! (I know what you where thinking) :laugh:

    One of the things I love about joining HF is I now spend more time thinking about splicing, rigging, suspension ect...
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    I'm the same weight, but 4 inches taller. ...

    I'm the same weight, but 4 inches taller.

    Waiting for a restock in the UK, then ordering the double BB 1.1. I had a double 1.7 but
    it was no doubt overkill for my weight. The XLC looks...
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    Nice :) Sadly, the snow here turned up on a...

    Nice :)

    Sadly, the snow here turned up on a Thursday and was gone by the following Thursday.
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    Here's a picture of a medium size hex cut tarp on...

    Here's a picture of a medium size hex cut tarp on a Warbonnet clone (as such).

    http://i50.tinypic.com/34pkim0.jpg

    I dont miss the A frame vs Flying Diamond. Hex cut just works :shades:
    Crappy...
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    Hello from sunny Wales! My first hammock- the...

    Hello from sunny Wales!

    My first hammock- the Hornet. Good kit.

    http://i49.tinypic.com/33af5sm.jpg
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    You are somewhat limited in the UK (as I am/was)....

    You are somewhat limited in the UK (as I am/was).

    Cuben is out of my reach cost wise, but silnylon ideal. For all weather I used a DD 3x3, but was fortunate enough to purchase a MacCat medium off...
  11. I'm 6' 6" and sporting a UKhammocks in the...

    I'm 6' 6" and sporting a UKhammocks in the picture. Mat (owner) can do anything you want as its tailor fitted/custom made
    with every hammock, if you wished to add/change anything. Just another...
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    Sure thing bud. I'm 95Kg, 15 stone give or take a...

    Sure thing bud. I'm 95Kg, 15 stone give or take a mince pie :D



    Some interesting points raised, never thought about the tarp. Cheers, al.
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    After reading this (fantastic) tutorial and...

    After reading this (fantastic) tutorial and actually giving locked brummels and constrictors ect a go over the last 24 hours, I was pleased to find it quite straight forwards.

    I thought I would...
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    I would be more tempted to simply add this to a...

    I would be more tempted to simply add this to a double layer, or directly under your bag. There will be no problems if there's a strong breeze going. I did look at these some time ago as a dedicated...
  15. I can only go by the company's claims, which in...

    I can only go by the company's claims, which in perspective would be a little foolish to fudge the figures being they prove most UK arborists climbing ropes.
    Its not my company though, so who really...
  16. Do you guys get Marlows throw line? 1.6gms per...

    Do you guys get Marlows throw line?

    1.6gms per meter, 1.5mm diameter and a whopping 300kg breaking strain. Just picked up 50 meters for next to nothing (compared to the same length in zing-it).
    ...
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    Been using the buckles and webbing for some time...

    Been using the buckles and webbing for some time now and have a hook/flyz I still need to get around to using.

    Great stuff for a quick, hastle free pitch.
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    Nice :cool: I've just picked up a RR, but only...

    Nice :cool:

    I've just picked up a RR, but only had the chance so far to grab 2 hours kip in it. Great hammock though.

    I like your pattern. Its a shame WB dont do superfly's in it as I found the...
  19. As they say, you are never too old to have a...

    As they say, you are never too old to have a happy childhood :)

    I wish her a speedy recovery!
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    I could have worded the subject better, I'll give...

    I could have worded the subject better, I'll give you that :mellow:
  21. Coming from a man that slept in his new down...

    Coming from a man that slept in his new down bag/bivi with the bedroom windows open last winter, after having a hot chocco with the new alcohol stove on the bedside table...

    I'm with you :)
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    I've had them (rubber) to -10 Celsius (14...

    I've had them (rubber) to -10 Celsius (14 Fahrenheit) without problem.

    They do need replacing as they wear, but it takes a fairly long time, as-in several months. I have a big bag, courtesy of...
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    It also comes in handy if you are somewhat clumsy...

    It also comes in handy if you are somewhat clumsy (as I am)

    Praise the lord for yellow zing-it :D



    I have a dedicated slingshot for that very purpose!
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    I take it the photos are showing now :)

    I take it the photos are showing now :)
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    Self tensioning guys (My way)

    I've seen quite a few different ways of making guy lines self tensioning for use in poor weather, or for keeping silnylon tarps pitched tight during rain ect.

    I've been using this set up for two...
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    I've had flat tape give out once. It was brand...

    I've had flat tape give out once.
    It was brand new and being used with an amsteel loop and double D stainless buckles.

    It snapped half way between the hammock end and the tree. Luckily it was...
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    I've tried home made slap straps with adjustable...

    I've tried home made slap straps with adjustable webbing, flat tape with double D rings and now whoopies with Dutch buckles and tree straps.

    I base my system on worst case scenario. Its...
  28. Your favorite piece of woodlands.

    I think this is in the right section :laugh: (appol's if not!)

    Just thought I would share a picture of my favorite place to hang. Please feel free to do the same! Its a ruined 90 acre country...
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    It was a custom job made by one of the guy's on...

    It was a custom job made by one of the guy's on BCUK.

    650 down, 400grms fill, pertex micro inner and outer. Its not quite lofted in the piccy, but is pretty much the standard design of most UQ...
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    Will do mate, same go's. we hold bushcraft meets...

    Will do mate, same go's. we hold bushcraft meets this end with a bit of wild camping and coastal foraging thrown in if you fancy a night out some time.

    @cloudedice.

    Partly as no matter how well...
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    Nothing makes you feel more alive that watching...

    Nothing makes you feel more alive that watching snow from your tarp, or hearing a tree come down at 3am :D

    Fair weather camping, meh!
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    Its still going buddy, just barracks now though...

    Its still going buddy, just barracks now though (3'rd rifles if I remember).
    I still pop down to watch the Chinooks and Apaches coming in from time to time!

    Live well, al.
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    Cheers guys :) (yup, BCUK hang monkey) :laugh:...

    Cheers guys :)

    (yup, BCUK hang monkey) :laugh:

    @Flatfishy, just over the road, Chepstow/Pontypool.
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    If you consider making your system modular,...

    If you consider making your system modular, keeping the Exped down-7 to use in the hammock, you have a good all round set up.

    I use (currently) an Alpkit Numo as my insulation, with the addition...
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, appreciated. ...

    Thanks for the warm welcome, appreciated.

    Also, thanks too for the thumbs up on the Incubator. Just waiting to hear back about a technical question, then time to dent the bank balance :D


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    Greetings from sunny Wales... UK.

    Ok, I lied. Its pouring down :rolleyes:

    Been hammocking in the UK for two years, summer and winter. Looking to beat a PB of -9 this year, if it actually stops raining!

    Currently using a WBBB...
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