Originally Posted by Coldspring
I mentioned that my Blackbird weights 31 oz over on the Ultralight site and they attacked me. If you want to go ultralight, you need a cuben fiber poncho tarp, GG Thinlite torso pad, and a headnet for the buggies. Sub 10 oz for entire shelter.
Some the Ultralighters loose sight of comfort and safety. Too obsessed with weight. Sure hope the person who criticized you was lean and trim. Not a gear freak that could drop a few kg from his load from the skin under. A real restful sleep promoting recovery makes up for a chunk of the additional weight of a hammock vs. minimalist gear.
After testing out a few methods reverted to simple. The slipped buntline hitch. Also the lightest of the systems tried. No parts to loose or break. If line snaps tie it back together.