Originally Posted by MedicineMan
Rock is a hero. He not only shows how lightyou can go but exactly how to do it and alternatives based on economics. In his way he constantly gives to the hammocking and hiking community, and if you time it right he'll feed you the trail too.
Thanks to him and his boss my bugnet is now less than 2 ounces.
I haven't used the nano-7 on the trail yet--still getting up the nerve. It would help to hear another 200 pounder say yes the little nano works at that weight range.
Absolutely! Thanks for the info, Sgt. Rock and others. I was really stoked to find this thread and see how light a hammock set-up could be as well as being affordable (all in all I spent about $140 on the whole set-up). Some UL and SUL gear is insanely expensive, though it seems there are always economic corners to cut. I actually found the GT UL hammock while looking at Nano7s on Amazon after perusing this thread. At $25 cheaper and only ~7 oz weight penalty, I figured why not? Although I'm way more weight obsessed than your typical "traditional" backpacker, I'm not as concerned with it as some of the BPL crowd. I am, on the other hand, highly
impressed by folks like Francis Tarpon who can do a ridiculous thru-hike with ~8 pound loads. Amazing...