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    I know quite a few people with Blackbirds, and I...

    I know quite a few people with Blackbirds, and I will be on a walk with one of those people in a few weeks down here in Tasmania. He will probably respond to this thread shortly.
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    Hey mate - you might want to check out the...

    Hey mate - you might want to check out the Hammock Hangers Down-under facebook page
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    Another great spot mate. Up early too hey?

    Another great spot mate. Up early too hey?
  4. Thread: tyvek tarp

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    Yes freight is the killer for us over here, when...

    Yes freight is the killer for us over here, when importing fabrics etc. Evan at Terra Rosa makes some nice gear.

    Evan uses Tyvek 1443r for his tyvek tarps, which is a little lighter and more...
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    I predominantly use doll making needles for all...

    I predominantly use doll making needles for all my splicing. The Birch brand come in a pack of 3 with needles 254mm, 178mm and 127mm long. The 254mm I use for splicing whoopie slings and continuous...
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    Maybe you should buy it and then let us all know...

    Maybe you should buy it and then let us all know if it's any good ;).
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    I assume you have seen this watch?v=93Bo4t3nksQ

    I assume you have seen this

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    Ha ha - yeah probably. The Fusion 65 was 50% off...

    Ha ha - yeah probably. The Fusion 65 was 50% off at the time, and I don't have a standard pack, so it was hard to pass up at the time, plus it will probably be a decent pack for my wife.
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    I really like my MMP ( I have the old model), and...

    I really like my MMP ( I have the old model), and find it very comfortable. Once you get the packing process sorted, its reasonably quick and easy. I team it up with a Packa and find this...
  10. Yeah it's a nice tarp that one. No...

    Yeah it's a nice tarp that one.



    No problem. That's my go to camping spot, only about a 30 minute drive from home. Pretty much everywhere in Tasmania is beautiful though.



    I am not...
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    They must have been faulty tri-rings or just...

    They must have been faulty tri-rings or just cheap as I have tried deliberately to break mine by just about hanging off them and they were rock solid.
  12. Here are some photo's I took the other week. ...

    Here are some photo's I took the other week.

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  13. Thread: Knotty Mod

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    This is how I have done my latest Knotty mod, and...

    This is how I have done my latest Knotty mod, and it makes for a pretty easy way to mod an existing hammock, though I did this one on a new hammock.

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  14. Very nice.

    Very nice.
  15. Wilderness Logics make great quilts.

    Wilderness Logics make great quilts.
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    PM sent sydneywizard.

    PM sent sydneywizard.
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    Put me down for some Dutch.

    Put me down for some Dutch.
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    Cool. If you have any questions let me know. ...

    Cool. If you have any questions let me know.

    Also if you are on Facebook there is a Hammock Hangers Down-under page that is a good resource for local hangers.
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    Hi Karen, I have an online shop which caters...

    Hi Karen,

    I have an online shop which caters for hangers - Tier Gear. I am based in Tasmania. There is not too many others down here apart from the bigger stores supplying Hennessy and the...
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    Welcome to the world of hanging down under Karen.

    Welcome to the world of hanging down under Karen.
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    Bryan definitely does some nice work. It's always...

    Bryan definitely does some nice work. It's always exciting to see what people like him or Dutch come up with next.
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    TATO Gear biner

    Hey all,
    I have the pleasure of importing into Australia all the cool bling from people like Dutch and TATO, which means I get to play with different setups, and then not know what to use...
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    I did look into UHMWPE (Dyneema) webbing over...

    I did look into UHMWPE (Dyneema) webbing over here in Australia but it was just too expensive for very little gain.
  24. Thread: Hi Everybody

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    Welcome Matt. Sounds like a good adventure.

    Welcome Matt. Sounds like a good adventure.
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    Marty and the team make a really nice bombproof...

    Marty and the team make a really nice bombproof quilt.
  26. Thread: G'day from Oz!

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    www.tiergear.com.au

    www.tiergear.com.au
  27. Thread: G'day from Oz!

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    Hey mate, Welcome to Oz. If you are on Facebook...

    Hey mate,
    Welcome to Oz. If you are on Facebook check out the Hammock Hangers Down-under page.

    I make and sell hammocks down in Tasmania, and sell Dutchware and all the gear you need to make...
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    +1 - no need to hem it but if you did want to it...

    +1 - no need to hem it but if you did want to it can just be sewn.
  29. Yep that's how I do it. I hate pinning!

    Yep that's how I do it. I hate pinning!
  30. For the rolled hem on most fabrics, I just fold...

    For the rolled hem on most fabrics, I just fold and sew as I go, using the markings on the throat plate as a guide.
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    Sounds like a good plan mate. It is a...

    Sounds like a good plan mate.



    It is a little warmer down here. That is cold!
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    No doubt about that.

    No doubt about that.
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    I like them.
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    A quick day hang - Tasmania Australia

    My 2 year old son wasn't feeling well yesterday and I know of no better place to feel sick than out in the bush. So we grabbed the hammock, tarp and a few supplies and headed off to our local camping...
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    Nice report again mate. Don't you ever get rain...

    Nice report again mate. Don't you ever get rain up there? :rolleyes:
  36. One of the guys over here in Australia use a lot...

    One of the guys over here in Australia use a lot of Xpac and he tapes it using Venture Tape 1163.
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    There you go. Dutch has just given you one large...

    There you go. Dutch has just given you one large positive, there is already an active hammocking/ hiking community.
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    Hey mate, I started a similar business here in...

    Hey mate,

    I started a similar business here in Australia, my main focus is on supplying DIY gear but I also make hammocks and sell Dutch's gear. We even got a mention on the Hiking in Finland...
  39. Thread: New top quilt

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    If you go with Wilderness Logics you will get a...

    If you go with Wilderness Logics you will get a very high quality quilt and fantastic service.
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    I did a brief test recently using Venture Tape...

    I did a brief test recently using Venture Tape 1163 PSA to adhere Omni Tape to Cuben Fiber and it seems to be holding up really well. I would be more than happy to use that method to close the doors...
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    No this is the best forum for hangers but there...

    No this is the best forum for hangers but there is a facebook page for Aussie hangers at Hammock Hangers Down-under. You will also find a few hangers on the Bushwalk Australia forum and BushcraftOz...
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    Welcome mate. There are more Aussie hangers than...

    Welcome mate. There are more Aussie hangers than you probably think. Most don't post on here though.

    There is a couple of local hammock options. Jeff at Maverick Gear has a bridge style hammock...
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    Yep same material for me too.

    Yep same material for me too.
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    Welcome mate. It's always good to see more Aussie...

    Welcome mate. It's always good to see more Aussie hangers and DIYers.
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    I believe no one was hurt, amazingly.

    I believe no one was hurt, amazingly.
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    Meanwhile in Australia. ...

    Meanwhile in Australia.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U4-y6ewOoI
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    Nice work Marty.

    Nice work Marty.
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    Have you checked out the titanium cinch buckles?

    Have you checked out the titanium cinch buckles?
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    Thanks Ryan, I think I am going to order in...

    Thanks Ryan,

    I think I am going to order in some of the PSA backed 3.3oz polyester which would be similar to your Dacron I imagine and use that on my tarp and then experiment with the stuff Dutch...
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    I just tried a sample of PSA backed 3.3oz...

    I just tried a sample of PSA backed 3.3oz polyester as reinforcement. Brief testing seems to indicate it is equally as strong as the clear film whilst being lighter, and having a more natural soft...
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