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    The time has come for me to purchase a hide. I would like some first hand reports on what people use. Does anyone have or know where to get a 1 person hide?. The ones I have seen on the net seem too big and are designed for two people.
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    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    You can get hides here or at least research some ideas for what you want.

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    Thank you Sir. Do you own or use one Akos?
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    I have a cheapy one I had paid a horse rug maker to sew together. It's like a big camouflage bag and I used it about three times in four years. I am not a hide person to be honest. I think I will start using it again shortly though.

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    http://www.manvswild.com.au/shop/ind...od&productId=2

    These are great, not expensive and available here in OZ - i have one and been deligted Ray

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    I've had my eye on one of those $149 hides,too. It's had pretty good reviews, and seeing a recommendation from 'one of us' makes it a more tempting choice, now!!
    Have just coughed up for a Wimberley head, so I'll have to wait a bit, as cash is a bit low.....

    John D

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    Hi Ray, I have a number of hides, ones that I made years ago (out dated now) plus I have the Kwik Camo Photography Blind (good for in a hurry throw, but it stinks of chemicals even after a year). I've also got the Ameristep Doghouse Blind from Manvswild on the gold coast, they are pretty good for your money..Jayson is pretty good to deal with.

    You will need to make a small mod to the opening to Cam your lens and the hole you stick the lens out but that's a minor point. They are shower proof, not bad in wind (if you peg it down) they come with a carry bag with shoulder straps etc. Like I say not bad for the money. Jayson is selling them at $129 just before Christmas plus he threw in a couple of portable stools (which are useless if you have any sort of backside)

    Here is a mug shot of me with the blind on it's first outing; I've since modified the 'Curtain' to something more blending Oh and I was surprised when I saw this image for the first time, it looks like it stands out but in fact it did blend in rather well even out in the open!


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    Thanks everyone for your help. It's now decision time..
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    Hi Ray,
    Like James I have one of those in his photo (actually it's Lucky's but he doesn't want it back yet ) plus i just got the Kwik Camo bag hide which is great for more mobile work.
    One tip with the Kwik Camo is to check the postage costs!! I got mine from the manufacturer (www.kwikcamo.com - Essential Photo Gear) as they only charged $18 for postage from the US. Other stores were from $35 - $50 (including B&H, Naturescapes etc) which was a big difference on a $100 item. Very helpful people too.
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    Wow James I've gotta ask. Why wear all the camo gear if you're gonna be inside the hide?

    Ray, Like Dave & a few others I have the Quick Camo bag hide. I have found it very useful on occasion, where I use it with timid species. One thing that irks me is I often get the bag tangled up amongst the tripod legs. Also you can really heat up in them during hotter weather.
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    Wow James I've gotta ask. Why wear all the camo gear if you're gonna be inside the hide?
    Thats so they can't see him when he is setting up..
    Also you can really heat up in them during hotter weather.
    That's what I was thinking, so I might go for the one that is in James pic.
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    Be Real interesting to see how one will work with those timid Pink eared ducks Ray, may even get you a close up of a Blue-billed
    I can see some good captures comming soon, given some of that unique territory down your way, and on your trip round
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Walker View Post
    Thats so they can't see him when he is setting up..
    With the washing powders we use these days Ray i suspect our clothes would literally glow to a bird's eye. It wouldn't matter if you're wearing camo or not. ...but if you're trying to hide from a human you'll do just fine.
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    .but if you're trying to hide from a human you'll do just fine.
    Now that is a different story altogether....
    I reckon it's the only way I will ever get a pic of those ducks Rick.
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    Hi James - love the image of you - were you really birding or on a tour of duty with the army?

    Love it!

    David Taylor

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