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    Sorry to Comment on your weight but if you are...

    Sorry to Comment on your weight but if you are overweight you can expect skeletal problems as you age. This is not a criticism just a reality. If you can get some weight off things might improve. ...
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    I think I might have been a little harsh in my...

    I think I might have been a little harsh in my first post earlier. I do think Mike takes his craft seriously, but it would be a benefit to him if he was up front and gave his delivery time as 4-6...
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    Glad it arrived finally. I want a TQ one day and...

    Glad it arrived finally. I want a TQ one day and I reckon I'll be looking at getting one of Mike's, but it will be a good way out from when I will be needing it.
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    That's great, at least you have a tracking...

    That's great, at least you have a tracking number. I'm confident you will love the quilt, and you are right - good value. Maybe Mike prices his work with a realistic assessment of his delivery times...
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    I don't have anything against him.To his credit...

    I don't have anything against him.To his credit he did make it and it is a great product. No evidence of a rush job to get an impatient customer off his back. I respect that. I just would hesitate...
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    Seems like this vendor is too busy with other...

    Seems like this vendor is too busy with other things to take his quilt business seriously. I got my UQ several weeks late. Great product, terrible customer service.
  7. Prussik loops work just as well and are less...

    Prussik loops work just as well and are less fiddly. Stingerz have some benefit because you can clip things into them but wasps don't seem to have much going for them IMHO.
  8. You can buy long wide sand pegs that will to the...

    You can buy long wide sand pegs that will to the job. They can take over 100lb each in sand. Just make sure you hammer them in so that the top is just under the surface and they are on about a 50 deg...
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    Actually the reason I use the pad in the hammock...

    Actually the reason I use the pad in the hammock is because it is a Hammock Bliss Sky Bed, which is designed specifically for one, with a sleeve for keeping it in place. It also makes the lay a bit...
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    Thanks dakotaross. Yes, there is a point at which...

    Thanks dakotaross. Yes, there is a point at which more insulation isn't going to make any difference. The reason I use both is because the UQ wraps around the hammock and gives better insulation...
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    Yes, this is something I do and it works really...

    Yes, this is something I do and it works really well. But, it is nice to be able to get up in the middle of the night if needed with some warmth radiating from a nearby fire, even if it's only a bed...
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    Setting up a hammock campsite with a fire

    As I am preparing for my next kayaking trip, I have been watching the weather for the area I am going to (Murray River, Australia), and this last week it has been a typical late winter dry land...
  13. Latriper you rock! This is exactly what this...

    Latriper you rock! This is exactly what this community is all about and you are just adding to the community spirit. As for me I'm well catered for with gear so don't put me in the draw, but I do...
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    I have had some bad experiences loaning out gear....

    I have had some bad experiences loaning out gear. Nowadays I consider how well they look after their own gear before I loan anything to them. If I am going to loan something to someone now that could...
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    Mate, I think you are far too casual about buying...

    Mate, I think you are far too casual about buying online. You should always assume people are going to rip you off or not deliver and be ready in case. Then you will find you never have a problem...
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    Another alternative is to have it delivered to...

    Another alternative is to have it delivered to your work address or a friend or neighbour who has a more secure mail delivery, like a larger mailbox or they are always home. Otherwise pay for premium...
  17. Haggis, be careful! If you read too many ideas...

    Haggis, be careful! If you read too many ideas from all the different experts here and try to decide which is best for you, you will go nuts! I recommend that you start with what you have, certainly...
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    Generally black and green colours. I like to...

    Generally black and green colours. I like to blend in with the natural surrounds. Makes it harder to find if you get a bit lost though!
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    I strained a back muscle one time trying to get...

    I strained a back muscle one time trying to get my sleeping bag up around my shoulders. I twisted and turned the wrong way. I've since gone to using the SB, but as a top quilt.

    It is possible to...
  20. Thanks for the tip Trail Runner. I hadn't seen...

    Thanks for the tip Trail Runner. I hadn't seen the GSI mug before but they look the goods. I'm getting one! I've been packing an insulated coffee mug but it's a bit bulky. This one is a step up in...
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    Here is a video I made of my kayak paddle setup...

    Here is a video I made of my kayak paddle setup for hanging tree-less. I have since changed my hammock and my suspension method but the free-standing rig works for pretty much any suspension system....
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    Even a cheap CCF sleeping pad would have cured...

    Even a cheap CCF sleeping pad would have cured the problem. A good standby in unexpected cold snaps.
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    Now that looks inviting! Actually, you don't even...

    Now that looks inviting! Actually, you don't even need 2x2. 1" hardwood dowel will work fine as well. I have used my aluminium kayak paddle to hang from, or 4x4's roof rack. When kayak camping, if I...
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    Nice. Looks like you have some restrictions on...

    Nice. Looks like you have some restrictions on gathering firewood there. That style of bugnet can be a bit of a pain to put on and take off, but it's worth the effort when the biteys are about.
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    I don't know if I can make it there then, but I...

    I don't know if I can make it there then, but I am doing a kayaking trip on the Murray in late August from Lock 8 to Renmark in SA. If any hangers are in the area at that time maybe we can meet up?
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    Yes, I think that for newbie hangers that's a...

    Yes, I think that for newbie hangers that's a common mistake. They (we) think that it's important to have the tarp close to the top of the hammock to keep rain off, as well as heat in, but experience...
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    Unexpected benefit of my new hammock

    I have just changed to a Hammock Bliss Sky Bed, which uses a sleeping pad in a dedicated sleeve. It's the most comfortable hammock I've used so far. I went away from the sleeping pad to an underquilt...
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    Maybe just a sleeping bag liner. Some people need...

    Maybe just a sleeping bag liner. Some people need something over them to get to sleep, probably just a psychological thing. A silk SB liner would be very light and warming enough to just make up for...
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    I live in Australia and was looking for local...

    I live in Australia and was looking for local suppliers. They ship out of Sydney so that was of interest. Then I checked out all the reviews I could find and was quite impressed with the reports, so...
  30. The first thing you need to do is to work out...

    The first thing you need to do is to work out what the most extreme conditions you are likely to encounter are, and equip for that. If you think you might find yourself camping in 30 deg conditions...
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    Well, the verdict.... Awesome!!! I thought my...

    Well, the verdict.... Awesome!!! I thought my other hammock was comfortable, but the Sky Bed goes to a whole other level. I set it up and inserted the mat as per the instructions, then just climbed...
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    Ordered one on Monday, got it today. Looks great....

    Ordered one on Monday, got it today. Looks great. I swapped the long climbing rope for my setup from my old hammy, Hammock Bliss long tree straps and buckle setup. I set it up straight away when I...
  33. Where did you ever get the idea that MOST hangers...

    Where did you ever get the idea that MOST hangers don't mix gear. I would never have gotten that idea from visiting this forum, actually just the oposite!
  34. I've never experienced cold like you guys are...

    I've never experienced cold like you guys are right now. Here in South Australia we're looking at mid 40's C for most of next week. That's in the shade!
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    If you want to boost the insulation further...

    If you want to boost the insulation further without a UQ you can also suspend a space blanket under the hammock. You can use clothes pegs to hold it in place. (A REAL space blanket with the vinyl...
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    I've been hanging out to hear from Te-Wa who have...

    I've been hanging out to hear from Te-Wa who have been 5 weeks and still no word on when a UQ I ordered from them will be shipped. Much longer and I might cancel and order one from Lost Biker. Sounds...
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    Well, I have what I have. I didn't buy it with...

    Well, I have what I have. I didn't buy it with touring first in my mind, but I think it will manage quite ok in that role all the same. A 125 of any make is never going to be a workhorse :-)
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    This is the beast..... My Bolwell SYM VS125 ...

    This is the beast.....

    My Bolwell SYM VS125

    http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h371/stevekos07/Snapbucket/4E5D429F-orig.jpg
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    Scooter and Hammock must travel!

    Hi all. As a bit of an adventure nut I thought I'd toss over an idea with you all. I just recently bought a SYM VS125 scooter as a cheap and easy-to-park commuter ride. But it has been only a matter...
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    Definitely Ghillie. The new quilt should finish...

    Definitely Ghillie. The new quilt should finish off my setup nicely.

    I'm thinking of a few days in a couple of weeks on the Murray would be nice. I'll be in touch. :-)
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    I'm sure that there are hundreds of little mods...

    I'm sure that there are hundreds of little mods people are using that they have adopted because it suits them, not knowing or caring that they aren't the only ones doing it. It's what makes...
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    Thanks nothermark, but I don't think it will need...

    Thanks nothermark, but I don't think it will need much more than just rounding off the edges with a file.
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    Yer not wrong mate! There are several areas in...

    Yer not wrong mate! There are several areas in northern Queensland and Northern Territory that I wouldn't venture into with a kayak for any amount of money. There've been people taken by crocs while...
  44. I'm with you! I love both and spend most of my...

    I'm with you! I love both and spend most of my spare time playing with kayaking gear or hammock stuff. The rest of the time I'm just thinking about it.
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    It's the stretch from Lock 5 at Renmark to New...

    It's the stretch from Lock 5 at Renmark to New Residence near Moorook on the South Australian side. We took the Katarapko Creek via Eckert's Creek. It's a prettier section than down the river proper....
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    What!? No pics of the down explosion? I would...

    What!? No pics of the down explosion? I would love to see how far an ounce of down goes when it's shot out of a wet/dry vac. :lol:
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    Semi bridge? Does the job!

    Hi all. I guess this won't be a new idea but I haven't seen it anywhere. I was getting annoyed by the squeeze I get from the underquilt suspension around my shoulders/head. I kept wanting to push the...
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    Yes the other one is a Revo. Great boat too. I'm...

    Yes the other one is a Revo. Great boat too. I'm jealous of the mirage drive. Did very well against the stiff wind we ran into on a couple of days. I might retro-fit one in mine one day if I get a...
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    Well spotted SimonMc! Yes, she's a Sabalo 15....

    Well spotted SimonMc! Yes, she's a Sabalo 15. Built her in 2010. I plan to do a whole lot more touring in her yet!
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    Nah, nothing to worry about. We didn't see one...

    Nah, nothing to worry about. We didn't see one snake all trip, and the disease carrying mozzies were nowhere to be found. Too far south for crocs and dingoes don't venture into that area either.
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