I hang my water at the head end of my suspension and my (mostly-to-fully empty) pack at the foot end of my suspension. I don't leave anything water sensitive in either if it looks at all like rain, since I have a fairly minimalist tarp most trips these days.
What goes in my pack, to leave it so empty:
1.) My hammock (hung).
2.) My tarp (hung over hammock, either furled or deployed depending on weather; stakes get put in ground at proper places for quick deployment).
3.) My top quilt (in my hammock).
4.) My poncho (either suspended under hammock as a Garlington insulator or placed on the ground underneath as a footprint).
5.) My underquilt (if not using the Garlington; suspended under hammock).
6.) My hiking clothes (if on a trip with sub-40 F lows; goes into storage space inside my BB bag on the suspension).
7.) My ditty bag (with exception of my headlamp, which goes on ridgeline, it sits under hammock or on pack).
8.) My bear bag (food & cook kit; gets hung >50 ft from hammock).
9.) My Camelbak and filter, plus any additional water bottles (hung at head end of suspension).
10.) Map and compass (remains in hip belt pocket of pack, inside Ziplock).
My shoes get either hung from the hammock suspension or on the ground underneath the hammock, and my hiking poles are either leaned against a nearby tree or used for porch mode.
Originally Posted by MartinDWhite
How much weight are you all hanging from the suspension? or end of the tarps?
Up to 7 lbs at the head end of my hammock, if I hang my (full) water bladder there; and up to 4 lbs at the foot end of my hammock, if I leave my ditty bag on my pack. Because I prefer an head-lower-than-foot hang, I put the heavier item at the head end. That way, it doesn't mess with the lie too much.