I struggled on where best to place this report or if it should be broken into several different reports and sprinkled into appropriate spots. My tiny reptillian brain decided on General Hammock Talk as the best catch all place.
Recently I have been getting ready for some distance motorcycle trips with hangs. My bike is a BMW F800GS and so the luggage options are not as spacious as say...Land's R1150GS. My first overnighter showed that I was using way too much space and needed down insulation and a smaller tarp than my Kelty 12x12. Backpacking gear and motorcycle camp are a perfect fit and some of us need to even look to ultra light at times. Been refining my kit and set ups for awhile and this report will include a motorcycle type bungie set up on the tarp.
Enter Paul and AHE with a Toxaway and Shangri La tarp...both tarps combined are much smaller than the Kelty alone and quality gear. Next was an HG Incubator and Burrow. Nice, very nice but...the Burrow is a regular and while if fit lengthwise it was a bit snug widthwise. Good thing that the bride of my youth decided that it belongs to her and I now have a wider version of the Burrow in the order process. Overall I like the combo of the Traveler hammock with the Incubator UQ and the Shangri La tarp but that is on the Byer Vario stand. I'll show my favorite final set up first and break down the details in the following posts.