March 25th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Another portahide !
1 Material copydexed over a clothes drying frame which folds up enough to go in a car and be carried short distances.
2 Opened up.
3 Arrange in shape and have roof square ready, which is sown with a 4 inch dropped border all around .
4 Slot roof on ( tight fit to keep hide rigid)
6 Very light and can be moved around easily. Fold up around bottom allows for stones to be put in to keep down in a wind and extension legs can be put on for a stand up job. .
March 25th, 2008, 07:41 PM
nice one john looks just like mine
March 25th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Crikey Joe - I thought it was my invention !!
March 25th, 2008, 07:56 PM
A really good and brillant idea, presumably there is room for a seat.
Can you say what size it is.
March 25th, 2008, 09:01 PM
a little sturdier than mine i guess mine blew away wile i was underneath the otherday bu i have modified it by taking tent pegs with me on windy days!
great to use though was 5ft from kingfisher last week although spooked her rather fast wth the sound oh rustling tarpalin ( quite colourful language followed)
March 25th, 2008, 09:31 PM
What method did you use to allow the metal rods on the clothes dryer to hinge or swing around ?
I had a job with that.
March 26th, 2008, 08:56 AM
used o-rings throught the material and rods plus another two for the roof so i cold swing it up and get inside
March 26th, 2008, 09:46 AM
About 24 inches square. The height can be adjusted to the length of the material you use.You extend the frame by slipping half inch tube up the legs. You can have different lengths of tube.
March 26th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Thanks for info, 24" seems small, just measured lens/body and thats 28", I think getting a tripod in as well, could be a bit of a problem.
Good idea all the same; you are indeed the son of Heath.
March 26th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Well David you will buy these big long lenses ! With this hide you shouldn't need one ! I use the Sigma 50-500 OK plus a seat and tripod.