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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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I'm looking to purchase a portable hide, been looking at the Wildlife Watching Supplies C30 hide, these are produced in 2x sizes 4'6" (1.35m) high & 5' (1.49m) high, can anyone advise which will be best, anybody had any experience with the C30 hide.

I mainly film birds

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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #2
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http://www.primos.com/doublebull/

http://www.eastmanoutfitters.com/blinds.shtml

http://www.ameristep.com/blinds/index.html


All of these blinds are good but I prefer the Double Bull blind. To take it down and move it you dont even have to get out of it, pull each side in and flip it and put it in the storage bag and go.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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Anyone know of a place where I can get a bag blind at a decent price?
I have a pop up blind but would like to get a bag blind to throw in my car to use on spur of the moment occasions.

I've seen them around here for $150 didn't know if someone knew where I could pick one up for a better price.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:17 AM   #4
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Dome hide

I bought the 5' version about four years ago. It's big enough to be comfortable in - a bit of room to move and stretch yourself if you've been sitting in it for a while. I've had it up for weeks at a time in the garden - occasionally moving it around as appropriate. It's also fairly easy to put up anywhere - though I suspect a pop-up hide is quicker and easier in that respect - but smaller. I'd recommend the large dome for serious work.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #5
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Bag blind that will set up in 15 seconds is the Big T5 version of the Eastman Blind. It is unbeatable.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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Cabelas have many types of blinds

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/co...lind&noImage=0
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Old February 26th, 2008, 08:46 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:28 PM   #8
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I've just returned from 10 days in wet and windy Scotland. Having managed to leave the poles for my dome hide at home, I borrowed a fensman hide (one of the small square ones) for a couple of sessions. I'd say it is probably a little easier to put up in the wind than the dome hide, but horribly uncomfortable to use - not least because you are looking out of a different port to the camera and therefore often sitting kinda lopsided! And it didn't keep me dry - rainwater running through a hole in the roof dripped onto the back of my jacket and ran down into my seat so that I was sitting in a bucket of water. Not nice. I got better results when I was sitting out in the open - despite the sleet (very wet snow for you north Americans).
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