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    Dont know if I'm missing something, but If your...

    Dont know if I'm missing something, but If your not going too far from the car etc why not just get them a full size bag that you just fold underneath them adding to their ground insulation? But...
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    Personally I'd steer well clear of the 58 pattern...

    Personally I'd steer well clear of the 58 pattern bag. My memories of them are that they never seemed to have enough down left in them when you got them issued after being dry cleaned to death, so it...
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    Try writing DD an e-mail, I needed 10 tarps and...

    Try writing DD an e-mail, I needed 10 tarps and hammocks for our scout group and they did a great deal on '2nd's'.... about 34 for tarp and hammock from what I recall. Couldn't really see what the...
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    I'd concur - Marks and Spencer's do 'surprisingly...

    I'd concur - Marks and Spencer's do 'surprisingly strong' mints or similar for about the same price. I've got a few of the tins now and their great for making char cloth and for keeping little fire...
  5. Thread: Tarp bungee

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    That looks like a good idea and nicely made. Make...

    That looks like a good idea and nicely made. Make sure you show/ tell us how it turns out.
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    I've had my pair for 5 years now and have worn...

    I've had my pair for 5 years now and have worn them every day on exericise's from afghan to dartmoor. There bombproof, hardwearing as for peebles etc the soles are very good. Its only now that i've...
  7. Thread: Lowa Boots

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    I've used the British forces Lowa dessert boots...

    I've used the British forces Lowa dessert boots as well as the meindl desert boots on 4 tours Afghan and 2 in Iraq and both are very good.

    Lowa's Pro: Very strong, good wear on soles, good...
  8. Thanks guys, Have got a really good price from...

    Thanks guys,

    Have got a really good price from DD Hammocks with 'seconds' tarps as well. 341 for 10 camping hammocks, 10 3x3 tarps and postage......T^
  9. Advice - Which hammock set up for a scout group?

    Guys, I'm after some advice please.

    Our scout group is looking to buy about 10 hammock set ups eg hammock and tarp; and am wondering where you would go to buy them?

    I've had a look on military...
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    Your best bet is to boil up a kettle then add...

    Your best bet is to boil up a kettle then add that to some cool water rather than wait for it to actually heat by the sun. That way its hot when you want it to be and can be used straight away.
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    I'll give you one little tip...... Dont...

    I'll give you one little tip......

    Dont fold/wrap/stuff it away in a hurry with the cotton inner sheet slightly damp, because when you open it again in a couple of months time you have a...
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    I have one of these for my snugpak bag. It really...

    I have one of these for my snugpak bag. It really does make a difference, I'm a 48" chest and am quite broad shouldered, so the extra room is much appreciated. It allows you to move around more...
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    I've used them 2 or 3 times and have always been...

    I've used them 2 or 3 times and have always been impressed and had no issues.
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    That's a hell of a coincidence, just got back in...

    That's a hell of a coincidence, just got back in from the saturday shopping trip and saw a crow attack a rabbit by the side of the road. Thought it seemed strange that it would attack a live rabbit...
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    Because of work I've had/ got quite a few...

    Because of work I've had/ got quite a few Leathermans..... and I've been constantly impressed with them. The only issues being rounding off the posidrive screwdrivers and breaking the flat blades....
  16. First night out of the year with the new hammock and stove

    Hi guys,

    Just thought I'd write a few words about my first trip out of the year so far......

    I decided that as 'Her indoors' didn't have anything planned for us this weekend that I would dust...
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    I'd concur, I bought a Czech bed roll from...

    I'd concur,

    I bought a Czech bed roll from them a few months ago. Dirt cheap and just as said on the tin!! quick service and was very pleased overall. Nice to find that there's still good customer...
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    After the end of the world???!!!!

    I have been pondering this question for a little while, and considering the civilisation is going to end at the end of the year!!!! ;)

    Where in the world would be the safest place to live?...
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    I've got another little recycling trick..... Next...

    I've got another little recycling trick..... Next time your windscreen wiper needs replacing cut the rubber into 1" piece's and keep it in your pack. That way you always have some waterproof tinder/...
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    To be honest I wouldn't bother with the normal...

    To be honest I wouldn't bother with the normal assault boots, the cold weather or pro-boots are better as they're gortex lined. If you after surplus boots your better off spending a bit more and...
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    Hi guys, Whilst I haven't used one of these...

    Hi guys,

    Whilst I haven't used one of these showers exactly, I have used other types and generally washed under all sorts of contraptions (Being in the military/ sailing/ camping).

    Surely you...
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