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    Where to score a good fly for cheap?

    Looking to buy a fly for hunting trips in the coming months (uni break). Want something relatively light and that would keep me protected. Not going to be braving South Westland mid winter or anything, just some light shelter over summer in the north island. Any recommendations?
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    Kiwi Disposals have these

    Hootchie Web-Tex British DPM - Versatile shelter, sleeping bag cover or emergency carrying sheet. 9 reinforced loops around the edge, brass eyelets at corners & middle.
    [Product Details...] NZ$75.00.

    These are pretty identical to the half shelter / hootchie that were in use when I was in the army. I still use one of these on the odd occassion. Just Google Kiwi Disposals and look in the Camping section
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    I use a big ole tarp but have been looking into those hammock thinggys
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    Cheers Rushy, I'll have a look.

    Anyone every used one of those hammock bivy's Toby is talking about? They look quite cool but I wonder if looks are deceiving.

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    Yep theyre good as long as you have trees handy... Also want to have a poofter pad under you otherwise it gets pretty cold at night with the breeze flowing underneath. Great way to fly camp tho...

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    keep away from those rip stop nylon (expensive) bit of rubbish .Paid $300 for 1 , a reasonable blow in the Te Puke tops this amazing bit of gear ended up in several bits.Not even good for rags .
    A piece of black polythene or maybe Rushy's Hootchie web -tex idea .
    A cheap cover from M10 may be worth looking at ,they're light ,have eyelets & not gonna break the budget.
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    I suspect that Toby is referring to the Hennessy hammock. I have one of them that i use as well. They are great, easy to put up quickly but not inexpensive though and be sure that you get one that is appropriate to your weight. The other thing about these is that there is only the thin layer of the hammock material between you and the cold air outside so some times warmth can be an issue.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyhabit View Post
    Yep theyre good as long as you have trees handy... Also want to have a poofter pad under you otherwise it gets pretty cold at night with the breeze flowing underneath. Great way to fly camp tho...
    Do they not sell them with hoochie poles anymore?? I've always said no thanks to the pegs, can usually use sticks (unless in middle of zone five) just as well and easier to bug out when you don't have to collect the pegs
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    Hennessy hammock, That's the one, Was thinking about it but normally camping out means im with mates so I will stick to our trusty tarp for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
    Do they not sell them with hoochie poles anymore?? I've always said no thanks to the pegs, can usually use sticks (unless in middle of zone five) just as well and easier to bug out when you don't have to collect the pegs
    Hoocthie poles Dougie? That is a bit soft. Next you'll be wanting an ensuite.
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    never seen a fly that dosent have an ensuite! ... two steps and thousands of acres of ensuite

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshotkill View Post
    never seen a fly that dosent have an ensuite! ... two steps and thousands of acres of ensuite
    Can't argue with that!!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    i just slept in a yellow pack liner..did the job kinda like a

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    oops a sleeping bag cover.

 

 

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