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    Hello from Australia

    hey everyone, Just thought I'd say hello, I'm JCK from Australia.

    I'm pretty new to camping, but I have done a fair bit of hiking, with only a few overnighters or multi day trips under my belt, so pretty new.

    I borrowed or was lent a tent for those trips, so do not have a shelter of my own, not even a tarp, but after hearing so many good things about the warbonnet hammocks, I've decided instead of buying a tent, I'll buy a WBBB and tarp first.

    Found this forum through bladeforums.

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    Welcome to the forum JCK. Where in Oz are you from?

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    Thanks, how many other Aussies are on here?

    I'm in Brisbane.

    I knotice you have a black bird 1.7 double layer, thats what I was thinking of getting.

    have you used it much? I'm not too sure of good campsite round the brisbane area, I know there are some at the back fo the gold coast, and the few times I did my overnighter was round the gympie area.

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    G'day JCK, another Aussie here. It is a good time to be buying from the US with the strength of the Aussie dollar. Probably worth considering an under quilt and maybe even a top quilt while you're at it - you'll save some $'s on postage if you can get them all together. Brandon (WB guy) makes good UQ (yeti) and TQ (mamba).
    I've just ordered a pair of Jacks R Better, Hudson River quilts for a TQ and UQ and I'll be able to join them together as a family sized quilt to serve dual purposes. Soooo many combinations to pick from - have fun with it all and welcome
    Last edited by mylesau; 10-16-2010 at 19:15.

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    Thanks for the welcome mylesau.

    The rates are definately a plus, do they still think it will be at a competitive rate around christmas time? late november/mid december would be when I would buy one, as by then I will have enough saved up for the hammock, the tarp and something else.

    I hear you on buying it all together, but I'll have to see if I have enough money for it all. But I will definately be getting the hammock and tarp by the end of the year.

    I do enjoy looking through all the different possibilties of the tarps and quilts.

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    G'day mate and welcome!
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    Hey JRK,
    You sure have some great country up north there eh. I still have to get up there and do some exploring.
    We are out in the blue mtns down here all the time, if your in the area get in touch eh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCK View Post
    The rates are definately a plus, do they still think it will be at a competitive rate around christmas time?
    Yes, from what I'm hearing it may even be better by then. I read one financial guru predict as high as $1.30 mid next year, but I wouldn't bank on that one - it would bring our farmers to their knees...

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    Welcome to HF.
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