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    I've used one for about 5 years. ...

    I've used one for about 5 years.

    Materials/finish: Top notch, Snugpak make good bags.

    Weight: Too heavy/bulky for backpacking but for standard UK style bimbles into woods or car camping it's...
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    I emailed wiggys to get there take on things here...

    I emailed wiggys to get there take on things here is the (exact) reply I got



    So now that's all settled...
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    I think having the ability to make cordage out of...

    I think having the ability to make cordage out of nettles (or inner willow bark, dogbane etc.) is a useful trick to take into the wilds. I've not had to use it but I've came close to being stuck...
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    I read that in a Swiss Tony voice. Another UK...

    I read that in a Swiss Tony voice.

    Another UK hanger here, I don't know if I'm atypical as a non-bushcraft type.
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    I got mine from a Bushcraftuk.com group buy and...

    I got mine from a Bushcraftuk.com group buy and it's good. You might have more luck asking there (or searching, I think there has been a thread on there recently)
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    A tarp made of spinnaker material, don't sailors...

    A tarp made of spinnaker material, don't sailors have stuff to repair that in the field (so to speak)? 'spinnaker repair tape' rings a bell

    Maybe worth googling some sailing sites or there are a...
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    Thanks Opie, I was thinking about you and your...

    Thanks Opie, I was thinking about you and your experiments with plastic eyes today as I searched my cellar in vain for something akin to a pulley wheel to put on each biner.
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    Amsteel/dyneema and biner OK?

    I'm re-rigging my suspension as I need my hammock to be set up/took down by noobs every night next week.

    I use a whoopie and toggle usually but want to simplify things by using strap -> biner ->...
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    That should work Leif. I used a ratchet strap the...

    That should work Leif. I used a ratchet strap the last time I used the stand with a tarp, I wasn't 100% happy about it tbh so have been thinking of other ways. How do you plan to attach the pipe to...
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    Or maybe a permanently attached length of webbing...

    Or maybe a permanently attached length of webbing tied to the tree with a speer 4 wrap (if thats what it's called). Maybe not great on the lightness front but using the toggle method (as I do now)...
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    I thought 'There'll be a fair few people clicking...

    I thought 'There'll be a fair few people clicking this link to see if there's a new hanger in their neighbourhood'

    I spent about ten years living in Wakefield but I've hopped over the Pennines to...
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    Haven't tried it, was thinking about rope...

    Haven't tried it, was thinking about rope hanging. A recent thread explored the idea of using twigs or similar between rope and the tree as protection though. Might be an addition to your system.
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    Biggish tarp for me. I 've used a home made sock...

    Biggish tarp for me. I 've used a home made sock on a few occasions when I thought the UK weather might dictate it but even without it the big tarp hung low seems to do the job fine and it offers me...
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    Poll: Same here. But if I had to come down one way or...

    Same here.
    But if I had to come down one way or another then South American with the occasional go in the straight position with my soles together and my knees pulled up against each side.
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    I set my hammock up inside my dads van that I...

    I set my hammock up inside my dads van that I borrowed for a trip last week. It is (was) an Iveco Turbo Daily. (long wheelbase euro/panel van I suppose you might call it).

    I planned to fit some...
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    I 'misplaced' my bug netting before a trip a...

    I 'misplaced' my bug netting before a trip a couple of years back and seemed to have got along OK without it, but then again my trips have been in the main not in buggy times or places. I've kept a...
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    Sticky: first whoopies and thoughts on incorporating a nacrabiner

    Knocked out my first pair of whoopies today out of some Marlow D12 2.5mm (measures over 3m though)

    I was planning to use some 3mm dyneema for my lines but that got lost in the post :(

    The specs...
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    Sticky: Think I found the answer to my own question with...

    Think I found the answer to my own question with this Italian blog (series of photos, easy to follow)

    The reason I was interested in whether that was a separate sheath was twofold, potentially...
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    Sticky: I quite like these wHc6J4VPYtw Is this just a...

    I quite like these
    wHc6J4VPYtw

    Is this just a loop with a sheath of cord over it, or is that some kind of fancy splice-work involved?
    The O ring and string looks like a handy addition to aid the...
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    What's the matter, too chicken to try out the...

    What's the matter, too chicken to try out the Micro 0? :D

    Length: 41m m
    Width (max): 26mm
    max. 150kg (app 330 lbs)
    Weight: app. 3g (0.11 Oz)


    For the more portly amongst us Edelrid have a...
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    Tips I've picked up in my festival hammocking. ...

    Tips I've picked up in my festival hammocking.

    Fair chance hanging spots will be thin on the ground, first priority on arriving, recce and claim a spot.
    I tend to get to these things early...
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    Kind of on the amsteel front, UK sources for ...

    Kind of on the amsteel front, UK sources for

    Dynaglide
    Dynaglide
    dynaglide
    Zing-it

    So we don't have to feel so left out over here :)
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    Sticky: Every youtube tutorials confused me at some point...

    Every youtube tutorials confused me at some point

    I got it relatively painlessly with this simple explanation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_knot
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    Good to see you selling the straps. I was fairly...

    Good to see you selling the straps.
    I was fairly close to ordering from you recently but lack of straps was one of the reasons holding me back. For an international order it makes sense to order...
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    ta-dah marlow excel d12 3mm/17mtr reel 24.90=...

    ta-dah

    marlow excel d12 3mm/17mtr reel 24.90= 1.46/mtr or 2.5mm/30mtr reel 25.50=0.85/mtr

    Thanks for the maths Turnerminator, I looked at the Needlesports link but I'm after the whoopie...
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    I've been looking about a bit, life would be so...

    I've been looking about a bit, life would be so much easier if Amsteel blue was available over here. Thanks to turnerminators SK78 lead I've found these possible leads.

    2.5 mm/ 7/64 inch Marlow...
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    Sticky: Any chance of stocking descender rings and...

    Any chance of stocking descender rings and webbing? These seem to be awkward to source for me in the UK (and though I'm willing to take the postal hit on the order I've just placed for Dutch clips...
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    No help here for the bivvy but maybe check out ...

    No help here for the bivvy but maybe check out
    this thread for some ideas on hanging in rocky areas.
  29. Thread: Saving the trees

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    Quick thought re vertical toggles, how about...

    Quick thought re vertical toggles, how about putting a bunch of rubber O rings (or similar) on the straps
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    Nice writeup trewornan Pablos done a nice...

    Nice writeup trewornan

    Pablos done a nice video pointing out some of the new features of the frontline
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yuNBXdpPaQ
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    I don't think I'm getting too much flex with my...

    I don't think I'm getting too much flex with my stand, I weigh somewhere in the 14-15 stone (200ish pounds?). But I'll keep that ratchet tip in mind.

    I wonder if the Amazonas and Byer stands are...
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    Vario Gala stand - any tips?

    I realise there's a Vari stand thread already but most of it is took up with posts about a miss-priced Amazon sale so I hope it's OK to start another.

    Mine came today. After a bit of faffing...
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    Some idea....

    Some idea.
    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/alone-in-the-wild/articles/ed-wardle-revealed

    'Will it all fit into This rucksack' video
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    I don't hike so I'm not so worried about...

    I don't hike so I'm not so worried about compresability.
    I tend to take one or two of those fleece blankets you see in UK service stations along with me when I hang. I sometimes use it to deal with...
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    I use one of the first gen Snugfit/BCUK...

    I use one of the first gen Snugfit/BCUK underquilts and it does the job just fine, I haven't taken it to freezing but have used it at around 5degC, damp conditions.

    It packs down ok but you will...
  36. I was a bit unsure about that method as well but...

    I was a bit unsure about that method as well but it's worked every time I've tried it. The cord is heavy, looks like it will suck up water but I haven't gotten around to changing it yet.

    As good...
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    http://www.ddhammocks.com/products.php currently...

    http://www.ddhammocks.com/products.php currently offering travel hammock (seconds) for 26 delivered. Nice hammock, bit of work with a needle and thread to sort out the loops.
    Easy to hang,...
  38. Thread: DD Hammocks

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    Thanks FF, do you know if that's the 2008 size? I...

    Thanks FF, do you know if that's the 2008 size? I remember reading that they were increasing the size for 08 since it was a bit on the short size before.

    A couple of videos I came across. I'm not...
  39. Thread: DD Hammocks

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    In the interests of hammockers I've just ordered...

    In the interests of hammockers I've just ordered a DD travel hammock. They currently are selling seconds @26* which is cheap enough for me to take a punt on. (seconds in the way of missing net loops...
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    I use the stuff sack from my sleeping bag as my...

    I use the stuff sack from my sleeping bag as my main bits and bobs holder, mini biner thru the loop at the bottom of the bag and attached to a biner thats part of my ridgeline. (so it hangs level and...
  41. Thread: Underquilt Poll

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    Poll: None of the above :) I use a UK produced (by...

    None of the above :)
    I use a UK produced (by Snugpak) underquilt.
    http://www.woodlandedge.co.uk/underblankets.html
    I got it a while back and am pretty happy with it. (It was cheaper then also)
    ...
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    So if somebody cottaged some commemorative...

    So if somebody cottaged some commemorative historical IE Palmer hammocks, utilising the the concepts in his patents (not forgetting to have a nice brochure with antiqued facsimiles of the patents and...
  43. Thread: Circus Hammock

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    Ha, funny I really should of thought about that...

    Ha, funny I really should of thought about that before. (to be fair it is one of the rarer circus skills.)

    I did once consider setting up my hammock from this...
  44. I'm looking into this whole two pole hanging...

    I'm looking into this whole two pole hanging thing atm. I love how Pedro is using the ski poles but see how the short length leads to a very low hang. Would longer cross country skiing type poles be...
  45. Sweet tarp Shug, thats definitely heading the way...

    Sweet tarp Shug, thats definitely heading the way I want to go.

    I met some of the Belfast lot last a couple of times when they came over for the Bristol nine dayer (this year was the first event I...
  46. Thanks everyone and nice to know there's at least...

    Thanks everyone and nice to know there's at least another juggler into hanging.

    @Shug, your show looks amazing, very skilful, great stagecraft and very funny! I'm trying to think if we might know...
  47. Hanging at the BJC (whilst throwing things for pleasure and profit)

    I'm a juggler (well technically I'm a diaboloist* but It's easier this way :) ). Luckily as part of my job I get to attend several juggling festivals every year. Last week was the annual British...
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here (and fully...

    I'm going to go out on a limb here (and fully expect Neo not to like this).
    But from the mosquitohammock site, the similarity of some Claytor models and another 'western' hammock supplier...
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    Heres a version of a Pied d'Elefant bag on sale...

    Heres a version of a Pied d'Elefant bag on sale in the UK
    http://alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16329&category_id=253
    More weight (460g) but rated below freezing (-3C 26/27F?)....
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    The attack from the rear reminded me of a...

    The attack from the rear reminded me of a technique used to deal with tiger attacks in India.
    http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/maneating11.html
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