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    into the wild

    I stumbled onto this film and became very intrigued by the story. I guess it is only fascinating because it is a bit of a mystery. but my instinct tells my the reality of the story is much more mundane and much of the romance is just in the imagination of the writer. or am I just a cynic
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    Help to ID smock.

    is the lining black
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    Bergan or vulcan modifications in medway Kent?

    dixies corner or Jay jays both based near Brecon. They both specialise in this type of alterations for military guys who use the area for training. a quick phone call to either will sort out what you want. They both offer excellent postal services as most of their customers are soldiers and...
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    hammocks

    thankyou . I think I will give that one a try
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    hammocks

    what would be the cheapest hammock that is worth trying. I don't think an ebay string bag will be the best introduction
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    hammocks

    I have never tried a hammock. I don't want to spend loads to try one only to find it is just not for me. I sleep on my front normally so I have my doubts if it will work for me. what is a low cost way to try one out
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    DD group buy 2017

    many thanks to sandbag47 mine also arrived today cant wait to try it out
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    DD group buy 2017

    sandbag47;1806132]ValeTudoGuy;1804813]1.Zeph 3x3 DD tarp olive green, DD tree huggers 3 m 2.Eel28 Frontline Hammock & hammock sleeve please - both olive green. 3. Diamond Dave.......2 X Magic Carpets 4.Artschool............DD SuperLight Tarp Olive green & DD Cord (10m) 5.garyc.........DD...
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    Extra Long Pegs

    you could try an old army IPK (individual protection Kit) it comes with some very good lightweight pegs. there are loads on ebay
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    Czech Army sleeping bag/bedroll, myths and legends

    I don't want to hijack the thread but to answer your question I was surprised that you say an infantry soldier does not carry much. My experience was of quite heavy loads with body armour, radios, radio batteries, ammo, metal detection equipment, other electronic equipment, water and it all...
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    Czech Army sleeping bag/bedroll, myths and legends

    after 20 years in the British army and knowing some about chemical warfare the above comment does not match up to anything I have experienced
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    dd tarp and spiked poles?

    would adding grommets be a good idea?
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    dd tarp and spiked poles?

    yes they are the poles I have
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    dd tarp and spiked poles?

    I have a number of poles of the type that have a spike on the end. is there a good way to make them work with a DD tarp as it does not have grommets in it
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    Family camping

    A Vauxhall zafiera
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    Family camping

    well for the most part it will be on organised camp sites and with a car as I said earlier. the Czech do look fantastic and so do the tents on bell tent uk that's why I am still very much undecided, the canvas tents offer more versatility and the option of adding a stove. I did think the centre...
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    Family camping

    As with everything there is a compromise. The big advantage of air tents is they are easy to put up. you just attach a pump, blow it up to the correct pressure and the tent takes shape almost automatically. a puncture is you biggest problem if you get one but the air bladders just zip out and...
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    Family camping

    from the video reviews I have seen they seem to stand up to windy conditions better the tents with flexible poles
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    Family camping

    air tents do seem to be the new big thing. but that's why I worry about them. to me latest is not always greatest but I have seen a few reviews of this type of tent and I am warming to the idea http://www.winfieldsoutdoors.co.uk/zempire-aero-tm-air-tent/?gclid=CLDLlse1z9ICFSwz0wodEu8D8w this...
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    Family camping

    yes that sound like what I am looking for It is not our first trip we have had one trip out in each of the last to years not including my solo trips. we have made to with a simple chest height dome tent but I looking to make thing more comfortable. We will use the same tent this year if I cant...