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    Basic WWII jungle hammock dimensions if anyone...

    Basic WWII jungle hammock dimensions if anyone wants them - sorry about the millimetres - that's how I roll.

    http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/craigwanderer/junglehammockside-1.jpg
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    I don't own any firearms, having always relied...

    I don't own any firearms, having always relied upon issued weapons. However it's my opinion that if you felt the need to take a firearm with you, especially a handgun, when hiking then you'd need it...
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    I've spent a couple of months in my hammock in...

    I've spent a couple of months in my hammock in tropical rainforest in far north Queensland, sleeping in shorts and a t-shirt. As mentioned above you can even get a little chilly once you acclimatise,...
  4. Word. I've used one for boot repairs in the...

    Word.

    I've used one for boot repairs in the field, which was a logistical challenge, so pack repairs should be a cakewalk. As long as you can get your hands on both sides of the article you're...
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    I've relied upon double figure 8 knots in 1 inch...

    I've relied upon double figure 8 knots in 1 inch and 2 inch webbing for 3 point bombproof rappelling anchors so they are fine for hammocking use LOL

    You're right about the length though, My stock...
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    My home made ones are sewed with an X in a box,...

    My home made ones are sewed with an X in a box, but when my original Hennessy provided ones failed on a trip (the spectra suspension rope cut through the loop), I improvised using a Double Figure 8...
  7. Good choice. It will be fine. Speedy stitcher...

    Good choice. It will be fine.

    Speedy stitcher is perfect for suspension. I've made bombproof treehugger straps with mine. It can be used on everything from leather to canvas, to shoes to......
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    G'day Hannah, The Thai hammock definitely...

    G'day Hannah,

    The Thai hammock definitely looks like it evolved from the M-1965. He's using spreader bars for the bugnet because it doesn't have a fixed canopy. From what I can see there's a line...
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    I'm a Hennessy Hammock user from way back - my...

    I'm a Hennessy Hammock user from way back - my current HH ULBA was my first hammock ever, and I've yet to find a better one for lightweight hiking and actual tropical rainforest use.

    There's no...
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    Thanks for your help guys. I ended up contacting...

    Thanks for your help guys. I ended up contacting a collector and getting the dimensions I needed. @DavyRay, years ago Tom Hennessy lent his WW2 model to someone who didn't give it back, which is why...
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    Speaking of which :) I needs some help from...

    Speaking of which :)

    I needs some help from folks who still own either the genuine WW2 canvas jungle hammocks or the Vietnam-era M1965 (bug net and rain canopy) jungle hammocks.

    Specifically...
  12. Bummer. I dealt with DIY last year and although...

    Bummer. I dealt with DIY last year and although their email comms was shoddy, I got the goods in good time.

    Thanks for letting us know about it. I hope it was just a couple of bad months rather...
  13. Coffee, I don't know how many could do a Sunday...

    Coffee, I don't know how many could do a Sunday night mini-hang. That would be tough for me.

    Here's an idea though...

    Option 1: You guys lob into Sydney on the Friday, get some sleep, pick up...
  14. Mini Hang Countdown

    OK guys, time is getting away from us here, with only a couple of weeks until Coffee and his mate lob into Sydney for the start of their Antipodean Adventure.

    Coffee, because I'm only about an...
  15. Thread: Survival Hammock

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    Wise words Tiredfeet and Spock, IMHO a...

    Wise words Tiredfeet and Spock,

    IMHO a hammock is only a necessary part of a BOB/SK if you're in jungle. As Tiredfeet says, it will become a liability in the cold and may even contribute to...
  16. Thread: Survival Hammock

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    In a jungle survival scenario like the ones they...

    In a jungle survival scenario like the ones they like to show on TV, a hammock is a critical piece of survival equipment.

    To stay effective in jungle, it is best that you sleep off the ground....
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    That's only because he does that at home too. ...

    That's only because he does that at home too.

    Having watched it a few times, I am always amazed at the advice Bear gives... One episode he was trekking through some amazon jungle and found himself...
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    :lol::lol::lol: I rarely stake out my HH or...

    :lol::lol::lol:

    I rarely stake out my HH or tarp using pegs/stakes.

    If the vegetation won't allow it, I just tied the shock cord around a couple of rocks, or in one case, an old WWII Weapons...
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    These ones are: ...

    These ones are:

    http://www.diytacticalstore.com/catalog/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/135x135/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/D/-/D-Ring-1-TN.jpg

    ITW Nexus (Fastex brand)...
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    Double tap...

    Double tap...
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    Aussie military hootchie tarps use a tape similar...

    Aussie military hootchie tarps use a tape similar to grosgrain and without D-rings. I have never had a failure in over 20 years.
  22. LOL, where there is that... Eastern Brown...

    LOL, where there is that...

    Eastern Brown snakes, King Brown snakes, Tiger snakes, Red-Belly Black snakes, Yellow-Belly Black snakes, Death Adders, Taipans... all are potentially fatal hazards...
  23. Coffee, having seen your route in the other...

    Coffee, having seen your route in the other thread, It looks like you're riding down the Hume Highway into Mexico before your Tasmanian adventure. Heading into the Blue Mountains or down to the Royal...
  24. Awesome Kerri. Let's all discuss some...

    Awesome Kerri.

    Let's all discuss some locations for the mini-hang.

    I've already put forward the following:

    Blue Mountains
    Royal Nat Park
    Morton Nat Park
    Nattai River
  25. Good idea H. We've got a few locals - I'm...

    Good idea H.

    We've got a few locals - I'm about 100 klicks south of Sydney myself, so if I'm not up north in QLD in Feb, even a mini-hang with just a few of us and Coffee would be a goer. That...
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    +2 Stealth camping is not only about blending...

    +2

    Stealth camping is not only about blending in with your environment, it's about making as little environmental impact as possible. When you break camp, pretend that someone is tracking you - is...
  27. Interest Sought for an Official HF Australian East Coast Hang Out

    This a call out to our Aussie HF brethren and um... sistren (?) as well as any UnAustralians out there (yeah, you know who you are) who may be visiting the Wide Brown Land. I'd like to discuss the...
  28. Thread: Myles from Oz

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    G'day Myles, another Aussie here. ...

    G'day Myles, another Aussie here.

    Insulation-wise, you'll find you will need some in the cooler months. I have used a bodgied up poncho liner underquilt in the depths of winter down here in SE NSW...
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    Sounds like the tension is messed up. You'll need...

    Sounds like the tension is messed up. You'll need to adjust it.

    Here's some general thread injector resources which may help:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Adjust-the-Tension-on-a-Sewing-Machine
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    These guys really should give me a finder's fee:...

    These guys really should give me a finder's fee:

    http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=16

    1/8" Shock Cord, 100 Ft - US$7
    100 feet of Black, Desert Tan,...
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    Poll: Between January 2009 and January 2010... ...

    Between January 2009 and January 2010...

    ...around four months worth of days, give or take a week or two.

    Tropical rainforest in Far North Queensland and Cape York for work.
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    Good for you Cody. I'm guessing you'll like...

    Good for you Cody.

    I'm guessing you'll like em so much that you'll want to mod em or make your own equipment down the track anyway.

    Enjoy your hammocking mate, that's what it's all about at...
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    I've only ever used a HH, so I don't know any...

    I've only ever used a HH, so I don't know any better, but I'm going on near a decade now on the same hammock without any catastrophic failures, plus my experiences with HH customer service have been...
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    Trooper, that's how I have used my treehuggers...

    Trooper, that's how I have used my treehuggers since '01. It has caused one catastrophic failure in that time - like Just Jeff said, I inadvertently sawed through the loop with the original HH...
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    Poll: I use the tie outs every time. Makes the hammock...

    I use the tie outs every time. Makes the hammock roomier and because I can be a sleep-gymnast some nights, I like the extra security which comes from knowing I won't wake up one morning with my nose...
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    Cooldays, these guys were my source for 550...

    Cooldays, these guys were my source for 550 paracord before it became widely available in Australia - http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=19 - decent prices...
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    Here's one phrase I have used quite a few times...

    Here's one phrase I have used quite a few times to mess with the heads of primitives who insist on sleeping on the ground in tents or swags -

    "Evolve to the Trees".

    Well, it is the next...
  38. Thread: Which Hennessey?

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    LaVista, I have no doubt the ULBA or any of the...

    LaVista, I have no doubt the ULBA or any of the other options you posted will do you well.

    I'm pretty sure that at times I have been well-over the weight limit for HH ULBA (with 2 occupants) and...
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    My system is similar to Shewie's, but I'll often...

    My system is similar to Shewie's, but I'll often run the pack straps through the treehuggers rather than using an extra length of 550 cord. I prefer to leave as few dents in the tree as possible -...
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    I was lucky enough to acquire a prototype...

    I was lucky enough to acquire a prototype combination vehicle/hammock stand (well, half a hammock stand really...) earlier this year. It may not be readily apparent in the photo, but the black metal...
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    Mine's a Singer 99K. A$70 off ebay. ...

    Mine's a Singer 99K. A$70 off ebay.

    http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/craigwanderer/IMGA0001-2.jpg

    I have already made a vinyl soft top for my BJ40 Landcruiser 4WD with it as well as...
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    I don't know about Melbourne, but near Sydney: ...

    I don't know about Melbourne, but near Sydney:

    Royal National Park
    Kanangra Walls
    Katoomba to Mittagong Bicentennial Trail
    Shoalhaven Gorge
    Wollemi National Park (Near Lithgow) - Awesome...
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    NSW here. Used a hammock in all seasons here as...

    NSW here. Used a hammock in all seasons here as well as FNQ and ACT/Snowys. All good.
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    Where did you find that? I see a future where my...

    Where did you find that? I see a future where my HH clone is multicam :D

    SGT Rock is right IMHO. The HH coyote(-ish) sil tarp is awesomely stealth by day or night. At night, it fades into the...
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    Thanks Rev, the handcrank idea was for small...

    Thanks Rev, the handcrank idea was for small repairs and such. In a zero-electricity scenario the treadle is the way to go for actually making stuff.

    The handcrank will be fully removeable for...
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    If the 201 is built anything like the 99k, you...

    If the 201 is built anything like the 99k, you should be very, very happy with it - these things are built like tanks. Enamelled cast iron body and tool steel. They sure don't make em like they used...
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    Hey guys, I just thought I'd jump in on this...

    Hey guys, I just thought I'd jump in on this thread...

    I recently picked up an old electric Singer 99K sewing machine. I bought it because I am making a soft top for my old Landcruiser BJ40 and my...
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    My pack goes up onto the side of the tree with my...

    My pack goes up onto the side of the tree with my rigger's belt/treehugger through the straps. I find it convenient because it's easy to pack and unpack at that height.

    No bears here so I don't...
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    Great for making poncho liners, jacket liners and...

    Great for making poncho liners, jacket liners and even as a "zoot suit", a simple windproof shirt and trouser set worn under outer clothing as a wind barrier. They make great camp pyjamas too.

    I...
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    Here's an unconventional idea. I have used it for...

    Here's an unconventional idea. I have used it for T-shirts and I have no doubt it would work for calico as well.

    Iron-on labels.

    Create the label in photoshop or similar, mirror it so it's all...
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