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    Both items arrived yesterday. Weather was less than average so I swung the hammock up in the lounge between two chairs. Looked okay but won't really know until I can put it up and give it a true trial.
    The yoyos are pretty simple but would be effective. I did think they would have a bit more cord to run out into the water but then it only has to dangle, not be cast.
    I think I will try them over the side of my canoe. That could be interesting.
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    The hammock looks good , wonder what they're weight rated at cheap price and looks really light and packable. I haven't had my cotton one out since I realised my knees didn't go in the backwards banana position so well one night and woke up sore .
    I should not give up so easily , ive also had surprisingly fantastic sleeps in it too.

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    Tried it briefly between rain showers today. It IS cheap but not as bad as I thought. I can lay on my side comfortably. It is a lot shorter than my Hennessy. I need to do some adjustments with the suspension and it should be good to go. Then I'm thinking of a waxed cotton tarp/poncho as an experiment. Otherwise I will fall back on the good old original. We'll see what happens.
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    What toys are you waiting for???

    I'm waiting for a strop to arrive, it's for the kitchen knives so I decided to buy one rather than sourcing nice leather to make a new one. my current one i made from an old belt and a piece of ply, it works but i wanted a nicer one. i found this fellow who lives down the coast and makes them.
    https://youtu.be/NBS6eec4iM8
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    Some new Zam's coming my way. Simply the best boots there are! I still have a love affair with my old Vioz lux and there's still life in them but I wanted a new pair for a new adventure back in Rwanda as I plan to hike the Congo/Nile watershed.FB_IMG_1501752533042.jpg

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    Nice!
    My only issue with the European boots is they tend to be a bit narrow.

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    My current favourite is La Sportiva which are a bit wider than the Scarpa which I used to buy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrud View Post
    Nice!
    My only issue with the European boots is they tend to be a bit narrow.
    I understand, Zamberlan at least offer some of there range in wide lasted versions, sadly something no aussie seller ever seem to stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MongooseDownUnder View Post
    My current favourite is La Sportiva which are a bit wider than the Scarpa which I used to buy.


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    La Sportiva alpine boots certainly do the biz but yeah Scarpa's never did it for me, the newer versions are better, a good friend deals with them and offered the SL active's at cost price but I still chose to spend $200 more on Zams, my feet love them that much.

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    I was in our local camping shop yesterday and rummaging through the sale bin. Two British style (imitation) canteens with a plastic cups canteen. Fits my webbing pouch perfectly (better than the Oz styled one, anyways. Only downside is the cups canteen is plastic and therefore not usable for cooking. That said, I forget the last time I actually cooked in one. I either use my Jetboil (knockoff) or my GSI cup. Usually eat messy stuff like porridge etc out of cups canteen. Easier to use. Anywho, $2 each as oppossed to $14 each, couldn't go wrong. One will go in bushcrafting pack, one in mhy webbing pouch. Win, win.
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