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    The coastal section of the walk was my favourite....

    The coastal section of the walk was my favourite. It was a nice mix of walking through coastal dunes, beach walking and scrambling over rocky headlands. In my opinion the rough coastal country is at...
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    A few more pics

    I decided to add a few more pics from the trip that didn't make the first cut. Enjoy!

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=2926&pictureid=19738 Wet weather setup
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    The underquilt is a Hammock Gear 20deg incubator...

    The underquilt is a Hammock Gear 20deg incubator which I teamed up with a 20deg Burrow. I much preferred the full length UQ as no matter what I do I always seem to get cold feet with a 3/4 UQ. With...
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    There's a few extras in my album...

    There's a few extras in my album. I could always put up a few more if you wanted.
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    Following the Waugul - pic heavy

    At the beginning of April I set off on an end-to-end hike along the Bibbulmun Track, a long distance walk trail here in Western Australia. This track runs from Kalamunda on the eastern outskirts of...
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    Who wouldn't want to be part of this? I'm in.

    Who wouldn't want to be part of this? I'm in.
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    Don't worry, I've considered it. I took the...

    Don't worry, I've considered it. I took the hammock down today and there was plenty of tears because of it. I may just have to make a stand. Thankfully a toy tent in his room has sufficed for the...
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    G'day Mick Another Aussie here, one of the...

    G'day Mick
    Another Aussie here, one of the sandgroper variety:). I've been hammock camping for a few years now and haven't looked back. The issue of widow makers was one I was a bit worried about as...
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    What have I done?

    Last weekend I introduced my 2yr old son to the hammock. I slung a hammock for him and one for myself between the posts on the back verandah. He seemed to enjoy the experience, maybe too much so. Now...
  10. I'm planning an 'end to end' of the Bibbulmun...

    I'm planning an 'end to end' of the Bibbulmun Track here in Western Australia. It's a long distance walk trail almost 1000k's in length. I'm hoping to complete it in just under 6 weeks, all the time...
  11. Thread: Wheatbelt WA

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    Wheatbelt WA

    I've recently got back from a ten day work trip through the wheatbelt of Western Australia. The accommodation for the trip was, you guessed it, my hammock (well I went to ground one night in my swag...
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    Sounds more like letterboxing...

    Sounds more like letterboxing to me.
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    Here's a few pics from down under. Over summer...

    Here's a few pics from down under. Over summer here I literally live out of my hammock. Work has me 'out bush' most of the time and the hammock is my preferred way of sleeping. I'll try and get a few...
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    Some great pics amongst that lot. Looks like a...

    Some great pics amongst that lot. Looks like a great trip.
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    G'day from WA (Western Australia that is not...

    G'day from WA
    (Western Australia that is not Washington :))
  16. Loved this series of vids Shug. Those pork hocks...

    Loved this series of vids Shug. Those pork hocks looked seriously scary... then I saw the Fosters can. Please tell me no one was drinking that stuff :eek:
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    G'day and welcome from another sandgroper.

    G'day and welcome from another sandgroper.
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    Days can be hot but it can still get quite cool...

    Days can be hot but it can still get quite cool at night (all relative mind you). The UQ is a HammockGear Phoenix rated down to about 5C so it does for all year here. It's a 3/4 length quilt which I...
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    How a sandgroper sleeps in summer!

    For my work I spend a large part of the summer 'out bush' and my sleeping arrangement of choice has become the hammock. This has evolved from a DD Frontline hammock with stretchy webbing (read saggy...
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    Whenever I take my daughter out hiking I tend to...

    Whenever I take my daughter out hiking I tend to set her hammock next to mine. Both easily under a Warbonnet Superfly. Works well.

    The most common arrangement I use is to find two spaced trees at...
  21. Another great video. Looking forward to the...

    Another great video. Looking forward to the second part. Hopefully there will be more music from you and your Irish friends. I just love Irish music.:thumbup:
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    A great tongue in cheek video demonstrating what...

    A great tongue in cheek video demonstrating what not to do when hiking with beginners. To start off with my humour dial wasn't tunded in and I thought it was all for real and that you had actually...
  23. Thread: G'day

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    G'day from WA. Which bit of the east are you...

    G'day from WA.
    Which bit of the east are you from?
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    Well that's because it is HUGEEEEEE! Before I...

    Well that's because it is HUGEEEEEE!
    Before I got the superfly I'd used an Aussie hoochie, then moved on to a DD tarp. The superfly is larger than both of the above but also lighter and IMHO far...
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    It was indeed a good trip and hopefully everyone...

    It was indeed a good trip and hopefully everyone on the trip walked away having had a quality outdoor experience. Somehow the pic below sums up the trip for me....
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    Up hill and down Dale

    A long weekend here in Perth was the perfect opportunity to get out and do a bit of a hike with friends but most importantly give our kids a taste of camping. Our chosen destination was the Mount...
  27. From my experience with a DD Frontline hammock...

    From my experience with a DD Frontline hammock your problems sound like they are coming from trying to get the hammock too tight. I must admit when I first got my DD I was trying to get the hammock...
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    I'd be up for 6. Could you let me know what the...

    I'd be up for 6. Could you let me know what the extra postage would be for Australia please?
  29. A truly stunning show :thumbup:. Why is it more...

    A truly stunning show :thumbup:. Why is it more people don't get out and enjoy the sheer majesty of mother nature? I can't wait to see the footage from the rest of the trip. Keep up the excellent...
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    I'd go for the 3 season. I have a summer TQ & UQ...

    I'd go for the 3 season. I have a summer TQ & UQ and now wished I'd gone for the 3 season. Used it the other night at about the limit of its advertised temperature range (4C) and was cold by the end...
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    I'm pretty sure that was the colour I got. See my...

    I'm pretty sure that was the colour I got. See my post below for a picture.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28169
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    Sorry Stormcrow, didn't mean to give you...

    Sorry Stormcrow, didn't mean to give you palpitations. Sounds like I owe you a beer if you ever get down to this neck of the woods.

    Hopefully nobody can possibly misconstrue the review, when they...
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    Assuming rope sizes are all ok as per previous...

    Assuming rope sizes are all ok as per previous posts then try an extra loop or two. It's amazing what a difference the extra loop can make. I've used zing it with zing it prussics - three loops...
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    Shewie I assume you mean the stuff sacks with the...

    Shewie I assume you mean the stuff sacks with the two hammocks. Here you go. The DD is packed in a snake skin but without webbing/line, the WBBB is packed with all its webbing & whoopies.
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    All I can say is lousy

    A while ago I ordered a summer crowsnest and burrow. It has been a bit of a wait but I'd been reassured that the wait was certainly worth it.

    Well this week they finally arrived to one very...
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    Another Blackbird takes flight

    Recently I ordered a WBBB 1.0DL and a Superfly. The hammock ended up being one of the imported ones and the superfly was made in some place called America. Never had anything made from there before...
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    Pig.slayer You neglected to mention the very...

    Pig.slayer
    You neglected to mention the very real threat of dropbears :scared: (http://www.cfr.com.au/dropbears/)
    I reckon they'd give a grizzly a run for its money.
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    The straps that came with my DD Frontline were...

    The straps that came with my DD Frontline were pretty rubbish and stretchy. The suspension slowly evolved to finally arrive at whoopies and tree slings. I've a WBBB on the way so I'll be interested...
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    You wouldn't believe how harsh the winters can...

    You wouldn't believe how harsh the winters can be. If you don't believe me just read the headlines :D
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/25/2936696.htm
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    Them's crazy temperatures! I remember being...

    Them's crazy temperatures!
    I remember being camped out when Perth had its coldest night on record a while back when it got to 0 and thats C not F. That records now been trumped with the lowest on...
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    G'day and welcome. I hope you're keeping your...

    G'day and welcome. I hope you're keeping your feet dry at the moment.
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    Childrens sleeping bag recommendation

    I'm in the market for a sleeping bag for my daughter (4 yo). Can anyone give me a recommendation on a brand/model that is designed for outdoor use and would be suitable for younger kids?
    Thanks in...
  43. Well this is the second offer I've missed out on...

    Well this is the second offer I've missed out on in the time I've been waiting for my quilts. I got my order in before the Black Friday offer so I missed that and have now missed this one as well....
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    Well for practice it's mighty entertaining. If...

    Well for practice it's mighty entertaining. If you're ever stuck for video material more 'practice' would keep us Shugaholics going. :thumbup:
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    I'm not really that concerned. The overwhelming...

    I'm not really that concerned. The overwhelming consensus seems to be that I'll be more than happy with the quilts when they arrive. Each day I'm just hoping to see that message in the inbox to say...
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    I'm on the list somewhere (I hope :scared:). I'm...

    I'm on the list somewhere (I hope :scared:). I'm seeing people who've ordered after me (14/11) getting theirs shipped and still no word :confused:.
    "All good things come to those who wait" - that's...
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    I don't know the numbers but people certainly...

    I don't know the numbers but people certainly walk the entire length. Where we spent the night there was a group of three Uni students who were just completing the first day of an end to end attempt....
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    Bibbulmun bimble

    Last weekend I went on a bit of a bimble along a bit of the Bibbulum track with my daughter, nephew, some friends and their two boys. The Bibbulmun track is a long distance walk trail (~1000km) here...
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    I've just taken the plunge and have gone for the...

    I've just taken the plunge and have gone for the summer crowsnest with the 900 down. It seems like this UQ would do all that I would need of it.
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    Avon Valley, Western Australia

    Avon Valley National Park is located about 50km NE of Perth, Western Australia. I'd been wanting to get away for a camp with friends for a while and at last the time had arrived. The purpose of the...
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