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    Great looking set up jtb33!!!! It doesn't look...

    Great looking set up jtb33!!!!

    It doesn't look like there's many trees to use there, and those cactus look like they could be painful.......

    Different terrain to what I've experienced!
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    Hi, That sounds like a great project!!!!! The...

    Hi,
    That sounds like a great project!!!!!

    The only thing I would say is be very aware of the loads on the middle spar.

    There is a large compressive force end to end which could cause the poles...
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    Great to see our solutions aren't limited by...

    Great to see our solutions aren't limited by geography!!!!
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    Hi, Just in case, I screwed some self-drilling...

    Hi,

    Just in case, I screwed some self-drilling eyes into the posts, near the bottom. This means I can push tent pegs through the eyes to anchor it to the ground. I don't use limit string on my...
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    I was worried about mine going airborne so I just...

    I was worried about mine going airborne so I just screwed some eye's in the bottom of the posts, this gives me a point to peg it down........
    If you put the hammock in a snakeskin or similar it...
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    Nice job!!!!!! It's great to see so many...

    Nice job!!!!!!

    It's great to see so many people adding their own little touches..........

    How long before we see a titanium TDS with gold plated hinges?????

    The weather over in the UK is...
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    Hi I would've thought you'd be fine using 550...

    Hi

    I would've thought you'd be fine using 550 to hang from......personally, I'd do a double loop just to make sure.....I mean, you never know when the dogs gonna try and join you!!!!
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    Sticky: Yes, that makes perfect sense!!!! Isn't it...

    Yes, that makes perfect sense!!!!

    Isn't it great how the really good ideas are the simple ones.....

    Thanks for the advice, now where did I put my Amsteel?????
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    Sticky: Scotty Dale.......I think I'd be with you on that...

    Scotty Dale.......I think I'd be with you on that one......

    You know what would happen.......you go to the back of that long forgotten drawer.......find just the implement you can...
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    I didn't price mine up........ I bought the...

    I didn't price mine up........

    I bought the 2x2' s but the hinges I found in my garage, the support pole used to be part of my son's bunk bed and the eye bolts were found in my shed!!!
    ...
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    Looking good!!!! Nothing wrong with taking...

    Looking good!!!!

    Nothing wrong with taking your time.......

    I like your tarp set up as well!!! What type is it? Nice idea for the side pullouts, saves having loads of guy lines to fall over.....
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    Hi Mike, We're now back home from our vacation...

    Hi Mike,

    We're now back home from our vacation in Florida and I was so tempted to go to hammock!!!!!

    We were racking up the road miles travelling around and I did hint to the family that we...
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    Ahhh, Bass Pro....... a friend of mine went to...

    Ahhh, Bass Pro....... a friend of mine went to one in Las Vegas and got lost inside for hours!!!

    Sound like a plan.......
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    Well it looks like Bill Jackson's needs to be...

    Well it looks like Bill Jackson's needs to be added to the list and Fort Desoto looks worth a visit!!! Oh, Wekiwa springs sounds good as well...........ummm, two weeks ain't gonna be enough.........
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    Wow!!! These brackets seem very strong but I...

    Wow!!!

    These brackets seem very strong but I can't help but think "why?":confused:

    The tds is a simple solution to the problem, why make it complicated?

    I'm not great with woodwork, but...
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    Hi all, Sorry about the delay in...

    Hi all,

    Sorry about the delay in replying.......:scared:

    Our travel plans are slightly flexible........
    Arrival/departure is Tampa, and we'll be heading over to Daytona and Cocoa beach...
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    Florida vacation

    Hi All,

    I've got a family vacation planned to Florida shortly :):):)

    I don't think I can persuade the rest to hang, but while we're visiting can you recommend any shops/suppliers I could take a...
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    Deepest, darkest Wiltshire.........the top edge...

    Deepest, darkest Wiltshire.........the top edge of Salisbury plain!!!

    Been hanging in my garden in a T.D.S, came in recently after 2 months.......not sure if the wife's pleased or not..... :0)
    ...
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    Right........ I've decided tonight's the night...

    Right........

    I've decided tonight's the night to come back indoors!!!

    I put my stand and hammock up on the 7th July and I haven't slept indoors since :shades:

    We've had a week camping in...
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    I like that!!!! I've got a small hammock that's...

    I like that!!!!
    I've got a small hammock that's made in the UK as a chair/gear store but this is a clever idea.
    I think I'm gonna have to experiment......
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    That's great!!! :) What's even better is using...

    That's great!!! :)

    What's even better is using your ironing board for cutting it all up!!! :D

    What's wrong with a few creases in clothes after all........
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    Sad day.....

    Well.......after building and putting up my stand on July 6th :rolleyes:

    I've slept in it every night since :D

    All good things have to come to an end I suppose and now I have to take it...
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    Yep, I know what you all mean...... They look...

    Yep, I know what you all mean......

    They look great, I got 4 of the alu ones sent over to the uk!!!

    At the moment I've got two of them on my tarp guy lines to give me an adjustable attachment...
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    Amazingly, my tarp ridgeline is just about...

    Amazingly, my tarp ridgeline is just about perfect to fit between the stands!!!

    I just used a couple of small carabiners to attach to the hinges and its fairly taut......

    To stop the stands...
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    Hi All,

    Well, I spent my first night hanging on 6th July, and mainly due to the amazing weather we're having.........I'm still sleeping in it!!!!!

    Forgive the pun, but it is a learning curve...
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    SouthernExposure.......what a great idea!!! I'm...

    SouthernExposure.......what a great idea!!! I'm now on the hunt for my sons bicycle inner tubes.........
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    Well, I've finally done it!!!! My first night...

    Well, I've finally done it!!!!

    My first night hanging.....and in my own stand!!!!

    Thanks to everybody for the inspiration.....a bit of a restless night but I'm sure that will improve 👍

    (A...
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    Just what I was thinking!!! I'm looking for...

    Just what I was thinking!!!
    I'm looking for cheap alternative options for a top rail as well............
    Any suggestions???
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    Sticky: I've now "adapted" my UK hammocks gear...

    I've now "adapted" my UK hammocks gear store/hammock chair...........
    This is supplied with amsteel lines as standard to tie it up.
    Well it's now been changed.........I've now converted these to...
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    Sticky: I like the invisible tow rope!!!! You could...

    I like the invisible tow rope!!!!
    You could certainly cause a few strange glances with that......
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    Sticky: You've started something now..........the whoopie...

    You've started something now..........the whoopie slings are done, so I've now made 2 soft shackle carabiners as well!!!!
    The secret is definitely in tapering the ends, once you've done that it...
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    Sticky: Success!!!! Great video........I had some thin...

    Success!!!!
    Great video........I had some thin stainless steel lock wire in the garage which was perfect for the job.
    I was using amsteel and I wasn't quite sure about the best way to taper the...
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    Wow, what a welcome!!!! Thanks for all the...

    Wow, what a welcome!!!!

    Thanks for all the great advice everybody. I'm leaning towards the TW 1.8m at the moment.....don't quite know why but its just ahead of the DD.....the UK Hammocks site...
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    Hi Big Jeff, Thanks very much for the...

    Hi Big Jeff,

    Thanks very much for the welcome!!!
  35. Thread: Newbie from uk

    by Tankosl
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    Newbie from uk

    Hi All,

    I live in Wiltshire in the south of the uk.
    I've been tent camping for about 40 years now and really enjoy being out in the countryside.
    Ain't it strange, when you first start camping...
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