I'm going to be hiking the jmt and I'm considering taking my eno hammock instead of tent. I got it a while ago as a gift and I know it's not ideal for backpacking, I've only tried it on a couple short trips so I'd love any advice. My main concerns are how I can get it lighter (the whole thing is over 4 lbs, eeek) and how well it will hold up in a storm (after my tent caving in and flooding all night in a horrific pouring, howling wind and hail storm last time I was in the sierras!). Here's everything I currently have:
Eno double nest hammock (1 lb 4 oz)
Eno one link system (slap strap pro(10 oz), pro fly rain tarp(1 lb 4 oz), guardian bug net(15 oz))
Thermarest scout pad (14 oz)
Kelty ignite 20 sleeping bag (2 lb 8 oz)
And I still need extra rope for hanging, could use recommendations on what kind to get and how much I might actually need?
I'm open to swapping things out to lighten up, but I am on a really tight budget so I really can't afford anything pricey! Oh and yes I need a bug net, as I'm going in June unfortunately, the buggiest month of the year
Thanks for any help or input guys!