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    All our perspectives will be different. Not just...

    All our perspectives will be different. Not just being a woman but also your own preferences and... How your body perspires, what you prefer to wear etc.

    So, from my perspective, I don't wear any,...
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    Its lovely fabric. Thanks Dutch. My first...

    Its lovely fabric. Thanks Dutch. My first purchase from Dutch and its slinky and slippery and everso thin. Perfect.

    I got stung with customs charge though..
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    Shocking how much of that gear I recognise and...

    Shocking how much of that gear I recognise and can name in that pic up there ^

    Cuben fiber; wait till that gets hold of you! You might already have gone that route but if not ......
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    The hammock I have came from tenth wonder and the...

    The hammock I have came from tenth wonder and the lable says its made by DD. Mine is short but there is plenty of fabric. i actually love the fabric (though not the lightest option, its strong) The...
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    The fabric sounds like a dream come true. No idea...

    The fabric sounds like a dream come true. No idea what Argon sil I ended up ordering (it was in black), after looking at the specs I ordered a few yards of what was described as waterproof and, In...
  6. As its my season for mucking about with kit...

    As its my season for mucking about with kit packing (and changing things about a lot) it seems the solution is to stuff it - but not totally loose. I want to keep my stuff dry and keep the weight...
  7. Greetings from the soggy UK. Send some of that...

    Greetings from the soggy UK. Send some of that snow here would you?

    What a feat! Smashed the already intrepid -28F in MN you did a few years back - that was also a great video. It makes me feel...
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    Oh, that's a shame... Will keep a look out for...

    Oh, that's a shame... Will keep a look out for other ones here in UK.
  9. Nice feeling when you 'win'. A lot of us here in...

    Nice feeling when you 'win'. A lot of us here in Uk sware by DD. Long may they continue!

    Was thinking about what happens if rain and wind is in the forecast.. (i.ve got one )a blizzard blanket...
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    I'd like the ti steaks and hooks .. Can you ship...

    I'd like the ti steaks and hooks .. Can you ship to UK?
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    The reason I do a half porch is to cut the time...

    The reason I do a half porch is to cut the time to convert if it rains and, it really helps prevent build up of humidity on hot days (moisture rising from the ground can get trapped if tarp is low)...
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    Tenth woder sold me my hammock. Its not large, is...

    Tenth woder sold me my hammock. Its not large, is double skinned and good quality. Not changing it! Have customised the suspension... So, I one day get curious about this double layer and low and...
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    Can I chime in because I'm a low pitcher? I try...

    Can I chime in because I'm a low pitcher? I try to get mine to within a few inches off the ground With no harm to tarp.. . But then, not being tall I can get underneath my half porch mode okay. When...
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    WTB Snakeskins

    Recommendations for ultrlight snakeskins are most welcome. Difficult to find in the UK. They are for my small summer tarp so ideally, nice and skinny and about 7 feet total. Tried to make some but...
  15. Thread: My big fear

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    Can't you take a pad in case you go to ground?...

    Can't you take a pad in case you go to ground? Pitch with walking poles at foot and head to make a low ridge tent with hammock and tarp both attached.
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    Have to admit, I'm still mucking around with my...

    Have to admit, I'm still mucking around with my suspension but totally agree that tree straps need packing separately!
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    It seems to be a trade off with size and weight....

    It seems to be a trade off with size and weight. As I am quite small, with a smallish hammock - who likes big sag and low pitch - I can get away with a small tarp for basic coverage. What I've done...
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    Thanyou so much, fishfish for your warmth, your...

    Thanyou so much, fishfish for your warmth, your fantastic food and for your welcoming spirit. Had a truly wonderful time. Everyone there had skills they freely shared. Was a lovely mix of people so...
  19. I'll be there! Can't wait.

    I'll be there! Can't wait.
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    Hi Happycamper! and Warm greetings from...

    Hi Happycamper! and Warm greetings from Gloucestershire.
  21. The air is usually VERY humid during storms. Dew...

    The air is usually VERY humid during storms. Dew point being high causes the air to become saturated so moisture from your breath readily condenses on any surface that is cooler than the dew point...
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    Hi Nat! And Welcome!

    Hi Nat! And Welcome!
  23. Just got to check what the other half wants to do...

    Just got to check what the other half wants to do but (if that's the Bank Holiday?) 75% probability says that I'm in!
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    Have a good one, Craige. Sweet dreams!

    Have a good one, Craige. Sweet dreams!
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    Hello and welcome, Antone. Pretty new here myself...

    Hello and welcome, Antone. Pretty new here myself but great to see a growing UK hammocking community. The people here are second to none for sharing their experiences and know-how of hammocking.
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    To attach the extension, would 4 clips along each...

    To attach the extension, would 4 clips along each edge, guyed out sideways ( to create a seal) with shock cord work? You would probably need an inch overlap to the tarp..
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    Hi Craige! Thanks for the link. That sorts me out...

    Hi Craige! Thanks for the link. That sorts me out with a stickpic - and afew other things. I keep spending money :laugh:

    Must work out the correct size as my walking poles aren't listed..

    Not...
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    Initially; The knowledge pool. After just a short...

    Initially; The knowledge pool. After just a short time here it becoms evident that there is a much more going on here - Its not just a place where you can receive, you can also, give. There is a...
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    Amsteel loops received. Many thwnks Roe Ring....

    Amsteel loops received. Many thwnks Roe Ring. Fine workmanship!

    Many thanks, All the best and Happy Easter!

    Gresh. Very kind offer. There are a few things on the wishlist but if at all...
  30. HF is so brilliant. Yet another idea - noted and...

    HF is so brilliant. Yet another idea - noted and will use. Thanks!
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    I've just got the alpine one! Rated at 35f. Will...

    I've just got the alpine one! Rated at 35f. Will be perfectly adequate for summer in the hammock. Has added side baffles so might be extra good for keeping out those draughs. :laugh: as i'm a cold...
  32. I'm thinking of amsteel loops and a marlin...

    I'm thinking of amsteel loops and a marlin spike/toggle used as a quick release fastener. Still thinking about a length adjuster.. .
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    We need to do a hang somewhere . . Where is...

    We need to do a hang somewhere . . Where is spring, alas.

    At least there are a few of us in the West here!
  34. Thank you for those wonderfully clear...

    Thank you for those wonderfully clear illustrations. A really helpful thread.
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    So far, frie dless here. Got to start somewhere...

    So far, frie dless here. Got to start somewhere but as there are very few hammock enthused people in my part of the world, I would expect it.

    Shug, without friends? Here? Wow, can't think of a...
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    I'll do an immediate paypal for 4 continuous...

    I'll do an immediate paypal for 4 continuous loops of 6 inches - measured as a laid out loop, so 12 inch long, if you get my meaning?

    Pm me if you would.
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    I'm in if you can post to UK. Wanted a minibull...

    I'm in
    if you can post to UK. Wanted a minibull elite ( now not available) but your stove looks every bit as robust.
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    Air. Trapped warm, dry air is the secret.

    Air. Trapped warm, dry air is the secret.
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    Loved it! Thank you for sharing.

    Loved it! Thank you for sharing.
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    These new sliding toggle ideas are really good....

    These new sliding toggle ideas are really good. Just because of the rain and dew factors here, I'm going to keep a drip ring in the mix (under the tarp). Just ordered some amsteel from DD so my set...
  41. Thread: very confused

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    Hi craige, thanks for suggestions. Yes, before...

    Hi craige, thanks for suggestions. Yes, before looking into it I thought fox. The location also might have had polecats though that would have been (looking back) a real privilage to have been close...
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    Is that real?? That's what I was describing -...

    Is that real?? That's what I was describing - sounding like actual talking. Don't think there are wild porcupines in Scotland but so far, it is the closest match I have heard.

    I expect the...
  43. That must be gutting! If that had happened to me...

    That must be gutting! If that had happened to me there would be tears for weeks. It takes such a lot of searching and saving to get the right gear together.. Every bit feels like a personal friend....
  44. Thread: very confused

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    Hairbear, right there next to pocupine is the...

    Hairbear, right there next to pocupine is the sound of a baby bear. Does sound a bit like a monkey.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tDyhmJ6N8Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  45. Thread: very confused

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    Hi NWOHanger, thanks for replying. Wow, thanks to...

    Hi NWOHanger, thanks for replying. Wow, thanks to your suggestion I think its sound is very close to that but it was a little more sedate and less sqeeky. . But I never knew a Porcupine could sound...
  46. Thread: very confused

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    Scary. Can anyone tell me what animal sounds like...

    Scary. Can anyone tell me what animal sounds like small children trying to talk. . But with a kind of drawn out 'speech?' Of course, I couldnt make out any words (no way it was human). Its been a...
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    Really enjoyed reading that. . I laughed too!...

    Really enjoyed reading that. . I laughed too! Probably because it was easy to relate to the way you assessed each of your challenges. You never once mentioned that you felt cold, hungry or thirsty;...
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    Oooo what a great idea. Being whoopie sling...

    Oooo what a great idea. Being whoopie sling challenged (I don't have them) this idea is just the thing for me. Do you need to make sure that the tarp is over the toggle? My next though is the tree...
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    I need to thank Grizz for his idea and videos.....

    I need to thank Grizz for his idea and videos.. Because of his genius I was able to make some myself and solve the problem we often deal with in the UK - wind with rain. Mine are roughly constructed...
  50. Thread: UK hammockers

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    Ps. My ipad has a spelling problem.

    Ps. My ipad has a spelling problem.
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