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    G'day from WA

    Gday all
    Ive been lurking here for a while without posting so I thought it was about time to introduce myself.
    I spend my summers out and about working and camping in the Western Australian countryside. Up until last summer I used a swag for sleeping, then thanks to the BushcraftUK forum I discovered the idea of hammock camping and bought a DD Frontline hammock. The swag had always been an improvement over a tent and sleeping mat but once I had tried the hammock the ol swag stayed home. Id had some issues with cold from below so used a poncho liner to make an UQ and have replaced the webbing that came with the hammock with climbing tape. Then thanks largely to Shugs videos I discovered THE forum for hammocks. I wish Id know about it before. Ive since made myself a set of whoopee slings and have the fabric to make my daughter a hammock. Shed seen the Dora one someone on here had made and wanted one just like it but Im afraid shell just have to settle for a purple one. After that Im going to have to fix my UQ as it could do with some refinement. I must ignore all the good things people say about bought UQs such as Stormcrows to avoid temptation. Hopefully Ill be off with my daughter on a trip in the next month and Ill post pics when I do. In the mean time Ive included a pic of my old setup which looking at it now seems a pretty primitive setup.



    Thanks to all for the excellent information. Keep up the good work.

    Cogola

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    Hey .... I want to go to Perth. Made friends with some Circus Oz folk years a go.
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    Welcome to the Forum..



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    Welcome to HF! Good on ya for making a hammock for your daughter. You will forever treasure the times you spend camping and hanging with your daughter. She will too!
    Terry

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    Welcome to HF. I've always wanted to visit Australia and I wish you good luck on your trip with your daughter.

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    Hey there.

    Good to see another Sandgroper on the forum !

    Hope to see you out and about sometime!

    Edit- for my antipodean friends http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SandgroperPoints 1 and 2 in particular.
    I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

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    Hmmmm so that's what Australia looks like.
    The good thing about being from Missouri is that if you die and go to hell it's a step up. Kansas is worse.

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