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    I use Tapatalk HD on iPad. I don't log in to any...

    I use Tapatalk HD on iPad.
    I don't log in to any of the number of forums I access with Tapatalk. I just click on the forum I want to use and it opens ready to use with my participated and subscribed...
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    Inspiring stuff....

    Inspiring stuff....
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    I'm in... Never used a alcohol stove, so I'll...

    I'm in...
    Never used a alcohol stove, so I'll leave it up to you if my tag gets pulled out of the hat.

    Mighty nice of you to splurge like this...

    Cheers! :beer
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    Hi all, Looking forward to doing a bit of...

    Hi all,

    Looking forward to doing a bit of Motorbike camping... Hanging all the way round...

    Springwood area, Brisbane....
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    Yeah, it really looks awesome. I had to take a...

    Yeah, it really looks awesome. I had to take a second look cause my brain told me it was clear see-through... : going senile

    Love to see a pic of the tarp all set up... : 1 beer
  6. Thread: DIY tq

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    Inspiring stuff! Love the colour combo!

    Inspiring stuff!
    Love the colour combo!
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    Welcome @Aussiebushman, I've looped around you...

    Welcome @Aussiebushman,

    I've looped around you dozens of times on the Ol' motorbike... Doin the Mt Barney loop. It really is a lifetime of beautiful experiences living anywhere along the border...
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    www.ripstopbytheroll.com

    Any chance you will consider some Cuben?
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    www.ripstopbytheroll.com

    I'm still trying to buy some Cuben......
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    Sticky: Sites selling outdoor fabric

    Perhaps it's a quirk of Tapatalk? I don't know???

    The URL link to your website was in the post earlier today.... but is now not visible- that's what I call an 'edit'... Definitely not there now!!...
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    Sticky: Sites selling outdoor fabric

    @simonMc,

    It's nice to see that you are starting to get a bit more stock on your web site; but frankly if you are going to blow your own trumpet... the least you can do is be honest and up-front...
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    Sticky: Sites selling outdoor fabric

    Hi Guys,

    I'd like to have a go at making some gear with Cuben Fibre.

    I've found this supplier which sells Cuben by the Yard...

    [URL]www.zpacks.com/materials.shtml[URL]

    Does anyone know of...
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    The TurtleDog stand

    +1 Great setup @coldaddy
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    The Australian Dutch connection

    Yep, Facebook is an 'essential- must have', but unless you engage people with things like competitions, etc... It is passive. The most valuable asset in your business is 'your list' and you need to...
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    The Australian Dutch connection

    That's great news Mr Ploppy!
    Now where do I sign up for the newsletter to keep me up to date with all these new goodies being available to us downunderans'
    It was just by chance I found this...
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    Australian DIY'ers

    WoW!
    Looking good Mr Ploppy, go you good thing...
  17. DIY: Adding a Ridgeline and Suspension to a Hammock

    +1

    Great Stuff...Simple, strong and reliable, well done :kudos
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    Australian DIY'ers

    I too think it's a great idea...
    There are many manufacturers in Asia that are as yet untapped in terms of promotion to this market. In my research I have also found wholesalers who have the...
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    The TurtleDog stand

    Clever little photoshopper.... : 😉
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    Australian DIY'ers

    No the tape is double sided... So you are actually more like welding the edges. You still seam the edges and French seam two pieces together- or ends for a sack. With CF, it is a plastic like...
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    Australian DIY'ers

    This may be getting a bit ahead of myself but for those with a desire to DIY a Cuben Fibre tarp or stuff sacks, etc.... I have found the Ultra High Bond Tape at tapesonline.com.au They have clear 12...
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    Australian DIY'ers

    Bunnings can be a great source for our equivalent of NoSeeUm netting.
    Be aware though that stock can really vary store to store and especially region to region.
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    Cuben Tarp Failure beyond repair

    Exotic fabrics in racing sails are selected on a weight (lighter the better) vs resistance to stretch and distort beyond design parameters. Longevity is well down on the list of desirable...
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    The TurtleDog stand

    Yet on the other hand, I really enjoy seeing all the new names go on the list...

    One thing I have seen on another forum though is that the list was in Post 1 and the OP was going back to Post 1...
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    Sticky: What does your HF Screen-name mean?

    Well cause I'm a grumpy Ol bustad...
    Need I make it clearer? :tongue :big grin
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    Hammocks in Australia/New Zealand?

    @Bobsled
    Hi,
    I grew up in Melbourne; from 4-28 yo and now live in Brisbane. Anyway, it's true to say that Melbourne and the State of Victoria is indeed Hammock Heaven. There are so many diverse...
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    Anyone else think it's noisy in the woods?

    I find the most restful sleep is either when there is the sound of surf crashing, or a stream or even rain on the tarp... That 'white noise' just seems to mask all the other noises and I will awake...
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    Anyone else think it's noisy in the woods?

    Funny how each place has it's own distinctive noises- especially night noises...

    Here in Australia the Kangaroos hopping about can sound like an angry giant stomping through the bush...
    For the...
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    Australia hang out.

    Brisbane based here, but like others I'd consider taking a 'break' to travel, given enough lead time...
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    Handy Hammock - The Ultralight Hammock Stand

    Hey there, I just stumbled across this group buy...

    Hopefully I just scraped in, it is the 10th???

    PM/email sent...
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    Sticky: Broken Link... The link to Outdoor Wilderness...

    Broken Link...

    The link to Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics in post #1 is broken...

    OWF have a new website...

    The OP might like to update it...

    New link: http://www.owfinc.com/
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    Sticky: I've just Registered on the forum and I'm...

    I've just Registered on the forum and I'm thrilled to find and subscribe to this list.

    Thanks so much for putting it together and keeping it updated...

    :thumb :clap :clap :kudos +1 :sticky
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    Hi, Funny, as I first started reading post #1 I...

    Hi,
    Funny, as I first started reading post #1 I was thinking;
    Note to self: Beware the little yellow hail stones...
    :Rofl

    Buddy, I take my hat off to ya...

    Happy Hanging...

    OG
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