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    In my DIY ridgeline organiser I have my mobile...

    In my DIY ridgeline organiser I have my mobile phone, knife, vaping kit (trying to give up tobacco), headtorch, hipflask and my Nexus 7 tablet (for movies or ebooks)
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    Nah, she'd fed up with all the bits & bobs of...

    Nah, she'd fed up with all the bits & bobs of materials, nylon tape, threads, etc lying around while I think up my next project. Every so often though I hem or repair a few of her clothes which...
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    Welcome to HF Stevie from another Scottish...

    Welcome to HF Stevie from another Scottish hanger. Just a few miles south west of Glasgow myself

    I enjoy getting out hammocking with my sons...in fact just preparing for our first winter hang...
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    oops...double post

    oops...double post
  5. Thread: Going to Ground

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    I haven't had to gp tp ground yet (except when...

    I haven't had to gp tp ground yet (except when that was the plan all along and I was in a tent) but so far, my trips with my kids have always been to wooded areas.

    When we bought our hammocks...
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    Hi from just outside Glasgow JeffPutty. Good to...

    Hi from just outside Glasgow JeffPutty. Good to see some more locals...maybe we're getting closer to a 'Scottish Group Hang' at some point?

    I used to hammock many years ago but it was mesh...
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    Sounds like you have the 2012 model. IIRC from...

    Sounds like you have the 2012 model. IIRC from last year there are loops and a sleeve as the newer models come with a folding pole as part of the kit.

    With my first DD (I've since bought the new...
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    Hi wetwood7 from a fellow West Coaster (just...

    Hi wetwood7 from a fellow West Coaster (just outside Glasgow).

    It's always worth experimenting/tinkering with your setup but chances are the drip cord method Dragon360 suggests would work a treat...
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    ...oh, forgot the main one. Planning to make...

    ...oh, forgot the main one.

    Planning to make an underquilt or 3 although still to decide on materials. Determined to extend the camping season and even get a couple of winter camps in so UQ's...
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    My DIY list just keeps getting longer every time...

    My DIY list just keeps getting longer every time I visit this forum...

    Last year I made a couple of snakeskins for my sons' hammocks...now I'm planning to switch over to bishops bags with some...
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    I've got a couple of old mesh hammocks that I've...

    I've got a couple of old mesh hammocks that I've had since my teens and used to camp out in under an old army issue poncho (long before I discovered that there were other 'mad hammockers' out there)....
  12. Thread: Hanging Indoors

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    My eldest son has his hammock slung under the...

    My eldest son has his hammock slung under the bunk beds he shares with his younger brother. The hammock is slung diagonally across the bed and attached with climbing slings which are wrapped several...
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    Hi to you in sunny Wales and a hearty welcome...

    Hi to you in sunny Wales and a hearty welcome from dry, warm and midge free Scotland :D

    Welcome to the forum. loads of good info here and lots of awfy nice & helpful folks too.
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    There is also the option to have separate...

    There is also the option to have separate hammocks but hung side by side rather than sharing the same hammock...

    With a head to toe setup, you can see each other easier than if you have your heads...
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    Hi and welcome from just outside Glasgow

    Hi and welcome from just outside Glasgow
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    Hi & welcome Craig from the outskirts of Glasgow.

    Hi & welcome Craig from the outskirts of Glasgow.
  17. Thread: Hi There

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    Hi and welcome from 'north of the wall'. I'm also...

    Hi and welcome from 'north of the wall'. I'm also a big fan of DD having the travel hammock & 3x3 tarp.

    In fact, just made myself some whoopie slings and soft shackles from amsteel bought from DD....
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    My wife still thinks it's strange but understands...

    My wife still thinks it's strange but understands better after her first try of my hammock (prior to which she'd only ever tried little mesh hammocks). We were staying at a cabin next to a loch with...
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    Hi Hector and welcome from a fellow 'hanging...

    Hi Hector and welcome from a fellow 'hanging Scot'. Loads of good information to be explored here and lots of good folks too.
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    Hi & welcome from 'north of the wall'...

    Hi & welcome from 'north of the wall'...
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    Hi wildebeest another Scot here and relative...

    Hi wildebeest another Scot here and relative newbie to the forum...

    I'm also getting my family into hammocking in stages as myself & my sons are all 'hamocked up'.

    Hope you enjoy the forum.
  22. Thread: Noob from the UK

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    Welcome from Glasgow... Loads of good into...

    Welcome from Glasgow...

    Loads of good into here for the enthusiastic DIY'er. I've just finished some snakeskins (hammock sleeves) for my sons' hammocks which cost less than 2 each to make.
    ...
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    IIRC, I learned this one as an 'Alpine...

    IIRC, I learned this one as an 'Alpine Butterfly'. Great knot for climbing harnesses too...
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    Hi and welcome from the outskirts of Glasgow...

    Hi and welcome from the outskirts of Glasgow...
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    I use a soldering iron for cutting paracord and...

    I use a soldering iron for cutting paracord and such like which also sometimes builds up on the tip.

    I've carried over a trick I learned in fly tying for removing fly varnish from needles...pack a...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum from another Scot...

    Hi and welcome to the forum from another Scot (and fellow DD Travel user)
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    Hi & welcome from the outskirts of Glasgow. ...

    Hi & welcome from the outskirts of Glasgow. Seems to be quite a few Scottish newbies (myself included) recently. Must be a really good sale on hammocks somewhere.. :D
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    Hi from a fellow Scot and fellow newbie. I've...

    Hi from a fellow Scot and fellow newbie.

    I've just gone for the DD Travel/Bivi hammock that you're planning to get - from my short time with it it seems a great bit of kit. The idea of being able...
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    Thanks to everyone for their warm welcomes. ...

    Thanks to everyone for their warm welcomes. Seems like a friendly place so looking forward to becoming part of the community.

    Regards

    NS
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    Hi Gareth Thanks for the welcome and the...

    Hi Gareth

    Thanks for the welcome and the advice, both gratefully received.

    I'd been thinking about plastic zipper pulls too but thought they might still be fiddly to find in the dark. If I'm...
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    Just outside Glasgow mate...close enough to the...

    Just outside Glasgow mate...close enough to the city but even closer to the green stuff :)

    Good to see there's some local folk too - do you guys have any arranged meets or places you could...
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    Thanks for the warm welcome all, very much...

    Thanks for the warm welcome all, very much appreciated and glad I found the forum. I'll be spending the next few days wandering through the threads and cramming as much into my tiny brain as...
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    Noobie from Scotland

    Hi all

    Just stumbled across this forum today on BCUK (didn't realise there was such a thing as a hammocking forum otherwise I'd have been here a while ago).

    I'm from Scotland, had a long time...
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