Hi, another noob wantin to try some backpack hanging. Normally I use a Bivy, a good mat and ground tarp to sleep, so I guess I do like to go as light as possible. Except when my woman comes then all bets are off! Really not sure if this is for me although I have fallen asleep many times in the back yard hammock!
So I'm thinking basic setup to get me through a quick 3-4 niter to try it out. Want to keep the cost down in case I end up tossing it into the pile-o-stuff that no longer gets used. I will be doing some trips this summer into some pretty bug infested places so if it works a bug net will be important. I like the idea of a separate bug net so I can take it off / leave it when not in use. Anyway, here's what I came up with. I estimate around 4lb's with tarp and added suspension !
Hammock - Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock
Bug net - Scout Hammock Mosquito Net by Exped Or, here's a video
Suspension - Got some 1" webbing for tree straps and some 1/8" amsteel (for whoopie slings and hammock ridgeline) I think will work.
Tarp - Got a light weight 8x10 that I take with me now. Big enough?
Thought you might let me know what you all think?