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    Hammock with bug net recommendations for 6’5”

    Hiya, new site looks good! Looking for recommendations for a hammock with bug-net that will allow comfortable diagonal lay at my height, confused by some of the lengths given. Looking at dd xl but hear it can be tight and looks like it needs a tight hang for the net to work? Is the 3m length...
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    Trip Report First hammock camp

    First time hammock camp last night (normally a bivi and basha). I survived !! Definitely more comfortable than laying on the ground but it will take a bit of getting used to, also it’s a bit more faff to set up I think, hopefully I’ll slicken it up with practice and fine tuning. Was a cracking...
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    OTT slingshot, wanting some hammock suspension bits

    Superb little ott slingshot made with engineering pvc which has double the tensile strength of hdpe, made by me to a high standard, 50mm gap, feels lovely in the hand, bands tied for left hand hold but can be reversed as it’s designed ambidextrous. I wanted to try cattys again but I am just...
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    Day Out Upsetting the locals

    Finally! A night out... Got dropped off by my son a couple of miles walk from my chosen spot for what was my first overnighter in a long while. Got to the old estate lake spot by 13.00 and was greeted by the bark of a clearly agitated Chinese water deer, a quick video as he retreated but I did...
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    Sold Evernew titanium cookset /alcohol/multifuel stove

    Quality stove and cookpots. Super light, super fast boil. All as pictured, light use but in excellent condition. Stove stand etc can be used for twigs or solid fuel tabs as well as the superb alcohol stove. Pots are spot on for solo boiling/rehydration of meals etc. Includes some stuff sacks and...
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    Just like to recommend the eBay seller bootgirl81 Got myself some issued Altbergs from this seller and they’re spot on, as described and delivered quickly. No relation or affiliation, merely a trustworthy eBay seller which is becoming a rare find nowadays. Just sharing the love!
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    Trip Report Just a quick mooch

    Work and Perch fishing has filled my time lately, had a rare day off today that was mostly filled with Christmas duties and left not enough time to go fishing....grabbed a stove and some bits and disappeared for a couple of hours. Local woods around a large lake, collecting a pocketful of dead...
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    Sold Naturehike Cloud Up 3 tent, new unused

    Brand new unused, only removed from packaging to ensure all present and correct, these are superb lightweight tents that get rave reviews on YouTube etc. Purchased with good intentions of taking missus wild camping but we’v got a camper van and trips involve a return to the van for a more...
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    For Sale Lowa Combat GTX sz6

    Selling for missus, beautifully comfortable boots and it decent condition, she’s just moved over to lightweight Salomon shoes for walking. She wants £60 posted please, bank transfer preferably.
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    For Sale Stoves/brew kit

    A good solid, stainless steel, Russian made stove, burns very well. £12 posted. Lixada pocket stove. £5 posted. A tough brewkit comprising Dutch army stainless cup with home made aluminium boil lid, 1 litre water bottle that seals perfectly and in great clean condition, in a...
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    Sold A few books

    All good readable condition, some corners creased as per use. £5 each posted or all 4 for £15 posted. Prefer bank transfer please.
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    For Sale A few clear out bits

    Bit of a tidy up revealed some goodies I’m not using lately. All used but good serviceable condition. All prices include p&p, prefer bank transfer please. Stainless steel Dutch army cup, homemade aluminium boil lid, Avon water bottle that doesn’t leak! all in a dpm genuine British army water...
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    Sold Sz12 Haix Desert boots

    Lovely comfy boots, used a few times but well cared for. Will post a pic later if any interest. £30 posted.
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    Useful implements

    We needed a non metallic, small and lightweight spatula for our new Trangia fry pan, so I fashioned one out of some recently felled Beech, nice wood to carve I thought, sanded finish for practically, feels super strong for how fine I carved it. Also a teeny, quirky coffee scoop/tea spoon with...
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    Sold Evernew titanium cross stand

    Used once, I have two sets so one can go. £8 posted.
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    Day Out The view from the bivi #3

    Another opportunity for a brief overnighter...minimal kit. Sought out a spot that would be sheltered as the wind swung from warm westerly to nipping northerly through the night. No rain forecast so no shelter except the bivi. Love bivi-ing, so simple, so close to the reasons I camp and seek the...
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    Wilderness gathering 2019

    Are we allowed to discuss it here? Is anyone going?
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    Hydration bladders

    Hi all, missus and I both need a bladder each, she has a fancy ladies osprey pack and I have an issued...beat up Dutch army pack, my questions are; are all bladders a general standard shape/size? Also is there any huge quality difference on the pricey ones compared to the £5 jobbies? Is there a...
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    For Sale Or swap, French army 2 man tent

    New unused french army two man tent, with poles, lines and pegs, I put it in a compression sack from the Brit army arctic sleeping bag and it is a good fit. It’s one of these, single skin with double nylon/mesh doors and lower side walls that Velcro over with nylon, great tents. Postage will...
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    Day Out The view from the bivi #2

    New poncho, rain forecast, let’s go.... The defcon5 poncho that @Erbswurst recommended worked a treat, plenty big enough for a rain coat and a bivi shelter, kept the worst of the nights rain and gusts off me. Carved a rough porridge scoop in readiness for breakfast. Slept like a baby...