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    Hi All,

    Have been missing for two weeks having a Holiday in France, poor weather sadly so not many pic's.

    Whilst away I have been wondering if a Photography hide is a worthwhile investment, I now have permission to go onto quite a bit of farmland in Linc's which is quite remote so think I would be safe enough to pitch the hide and leave it.

    From a bit of research I quite like the Simon King version but at approx 170 it's not cheap, I don't really fancy the ones where you sit inside a bag.

    I just wondered if anyone has any experience of using any and what your thoughts were, have to admit I am thinking ahead and waiting for the Hare mating and boxing season to begin in earnest again

    Regards Paul

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    Paul, a hide is an excellent idea and investment. The only problem is whether vandals would damage the hide- in today's world, one can never be sure! Thats my only reservation!
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    Have you considered a poncho, they are water proof and can convert to a shelter, If you are sitting down it is just the camera that would be on show

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterproof-..._encoding=UTF8

    Sort of bag ish but converts to a poncho

    http://www.wildlifewatchingsupplies.co.uk/baghide.htm

    http://www.wildlifewatchingsupplies....bag-hide-.html

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/668181...522577/detail/

    Chair hide

    http://www.wildlifewatchingsupplies....ght-cover.html
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    Thanks Nat, I recognise the risk of leaving a hide erected, I just hope it will be far enough off the beaten track for it not to be a target, thanks also Tony, have you any experience of using any of these?

    Regards Paul

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    Hi Paul,

    I have a Wildlife Watching Supplies Dome Hide used only once in Scotland. I'm 6' 7" tall and the backs getting too old to use it any more. I think it's the standard size version. I also have some scrim netting. It's yours for 150.00 ono. The only problem is I'm off to Botswana tomorrow for 2 weeks. If you can wait until the beginning of October we can sort it out then.

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    Hi Paul
    I use hides, but I make my own and never spend more than 20 on one. Buy some DPM (Camouflage material) you can get it on-line or any shop that sells material and a few canes, the plastic ones from a Garden Centre. This gives you more scope than a Dome, you can use it as a lean-too against a tree, or as a screen, or low level and lay under it or even just wrap it around yourself like a poncho. I drape mine over the Quad Bike Trailer and drag it around to where ever I want it. One problem with a dome hide is, if you are going to spend a few hours in them you can get cramp - not much leg room, especially if you have a seat in there with you plus a tripod. I had a dome hide - Wildlife Watching Supplies - I gave it away! I know of people who have left hides in position only to find them gone the next day even on private land in remote locations - nice little earner for anyone finding a 150 quid plus hide.
    Have you considered a camouflage suit again for 20 you can kit yourself out in the local Ex Army Store - Jacket, Trousers, Cap, Face Vail. Then buy a spare pair of trousers for the tripod - one tripod leg in each trouser leg, the third leg is at the rear un-seen and the camera sticking through the fly-front. I use this sort of thing more than anything, I was a Royal Marine Commando so still have a lot of cam gear.
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    Thanks Brian, I will have a think about that, I note there are 3 sizes, being so tall did you not go for the 'Large' C30.1? although I note even that is only 5ft tall, and do you know which Camo pattern it is?

    Thanks Trev, plenty to think about there!

    Regards Paul

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    No Paul, but have used the company before with no problems.
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    Hi Paul,

    Can't remember the size or Camo pattern. I'll have a look when I get back. Just off to the airport. I'll contact you on my return.

    Regards,

    Brian

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