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Look what you'll be hanging your hammock with in 5 years time...

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by mountainm, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. forestwalker

    forestwalker Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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  2. hobson

    hobson New Member

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    There are, but you'd be surprised how big they can get normally, depending on breed/type, a friend of mine spends a lot of time in the middle east and he's seen a few sand spiders, they are huge:

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  3. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    Small compared to those mammals standing next to them.
     
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    If you browse the web for any time you will always end up on a page about spider silk hammocks.
     
  5. Tengu

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    Spidersilk is truly the material fantastic but I doubt it will catch on, as people are too scared of them.
     
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    Could be Sheffield, Torquay, Dartmoor, the Peaks,
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    gliderrider Forager

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    To be fair though, "if I buy that hammock/Para cord/Rope(delete as required), will it evolve into something that will wrap me in a cocoon, and drink me alive?" isnt high on the questions I ask before buying kit.
     
  8. Tengu

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    It wont. the silk will be made by silkworms which are harmless and cannot survive outside a controlled enviroment
     

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