So I'm doing a home improvement project this week, rooting around in my cluttered garage for tools and stuff I need. Lo and behold, I think I found plenty of stuff to sell that will finance my dream hammock setup!
I found 30+ brand new unopened data fiber optic cables. These things are expensive. Even if I sell them cheap, I can probably get $300 for them. So now that I know there's treasure in the garage, I start rooting around some more. I find several finished Cat 6e data cables that will probably fetch another $100 on bay of evil.
Then I find the holy grail: a stash of Cisco networking equipment I've had for a year or two, thrown out on the curb by a company in financial turmoil. I test it all out, then call a buyer of Cisco used equipment to see what he'll pay. He says he'll give me $800 for one item alone, a Cisco 2851 router. I look it up & list price is over $6000 new. And I've got plenty of other routers and switches, including a Catalyst 6509.
So it looks like I have some gear enhancements in my near future once I sell this stuff. To top it all off, I've been looking for some cheap (read free) Tyvek so I could make a DIY tarp. I found 30 ft. of brand new Tyvek right there in my garage! Who knew there was buried treasure in there.
Already dreaming of what I'm gonna buy:
Hammock Gear 0* Incubator UQ, 28.5 oz - $264.00
Hammock Gear 0* Burrow TQ, 25.5 oz - $254.00
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Hammock Tarp with doors, 6.5 oz - $299
Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.1, 24 oz - $175.00
REI Flash 65 Backpack, 46 oz - $134.93
Total weight 8.16 lbs, total price $1126.93 excluding shipping
Obviously, this is not an ultralight setup, since I'm not including cook gear, fuel, clothing, first aid & repair kit, water filter, bottles, etc. However, I want something for winter camping, below 20 degrees. I may find that a zero degree TQ & UQ is just too hot, since I'm a hot sleeper. If that's the case, I can always sell the zero TQ & UQ and downgrade to 20 degree.
For temps over 20, I figure I can get by with a pad and space blanket, maybe with a DIY IX UQ. Or maybe I'll just vent like hell on the TQ to cool off.
I hope I'm able to unload this stuff soon so I can start making some gear purchases!