DD hammocks – Frontline Hammock

Getting used to being in the hammock comes quickly. It’s easy to adjust your position and raise/lower your legs a bit to get comfy, and you can shuffle back and forth to let the material give you support where you want it. And if you’re sat up and want to read at night, there’re little hanging loops for your light. I got used to it after an hour or so of playing and I’ve fallen asleep in it many a time now – some intentionally! The swinging cocoon feeling just makes me nod off!

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Bottleshower

I decided in fairness to the Bottleshower that a little bit of further research regards the disaster/relief scenario was required and I can now understand the benefits of being able to shower – it reduces disease, stops spread of illness and being clean does general make you feel better – something I imagine not to be underestimated if you find yourself in a situation where you’ve lost all your worldly belongings.

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Scrubba Wash Bag

In practice, I was pleasantly surprised – after drying, my towel had lost its toothpaste stains, and no longer smelt like a recently deceased rodent. The water that rinsed away was suitably post-wash colour, as if to prove it had worked, and the bag itself didn’t leak. Portable washboard win! I started off thinking the Scrubba was a bit gimmicky, but I’m a convert – it’s now going into the permanent camping accoutrements collection.

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