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    Rick68's Avatar
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    February gear run

    I am going light weight next year, and have come up with this list. My usual pack weight is 45 to 50 pounds, so this new system I am gonna spend around $1500.00 and get my weight dropped down a lot.
    #1) Pack- ULA Ohm2.0
    #2) Hammock- Hammeck Netty (I already own)
    #3) Tarp- standard cuban fiber with doors, "in camo" 12' ridge line & snake skins
    #4) Toaks titanium shepherds hooks
    #5) TQ- Burrow 20 degree
    #6) UQ- Incubator 20 degree
    #7) New suspension- cinch buckle system
    #8) Cookware- Toaks 750ml pot, BRS titanium stove,
    I still have till February too make my decision. This is a lot of money but my back needs this, besides my wallet will be light, lol.
    So if anyone has any suggestions I would like to hear them. Thx, Rick.

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    Intimidator's Avatar
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    Looks cool to me! I really like the "burly" lawson ti stakes... more holding power than the regular ti for sure. Any reason why youre looking at a 12 foot tarp ridgeline? I know some like a 12 foot, but I think it definitely makes it harder to find trees to fit it, and an 11 foot hammock fits with about a foot of space on each side with an 11 foot hammock RL around 83 percent. I see that you have a 10 ft. Netty so that would be even more space with an 11 foot tarp. I have also read and heard that the HG cuben with doors is not very wide compared to other tarps with doors and getting them fully closed easily. I would go with a winter palace .. Obviously not cheap at all. If I really got what I wanted it would be a winter palace with doors only on one end. Most never use both sides, and maybe you can get it cheaper than a full WP. That being said HYOH!!! and a standard cuben tarp with doors is still an excellent purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick68 View Post
    I am going light weight next year, and have come up with this list. My usual pack weight is 45 to 50 pounds, so this new system I am gonna spend around $1500.00 and get my weight dropped down a lot.
    #1) Pack- ULA Ohm2.0
    #2) Hammock- Hammeck Netty (I already own)
    #3) Tarp- standard cuban fiber with doors, "in camo" 12' ridge line & snake skins
    #4) Toaks titanium shepherds hooks
    #5) TQ- Burrow 20 degree
    #6) UQ- Incubator 20 degree
    #7) New suspension- cinch buckle system
    #8) Cookware- Toaks 750ml pot, BRS titanium stove,
    I still have till February too make my decision. This is a lot of money but my back needs this, besides my wallet will be light, lol.
    So if anyone has any suggestions I would like to hear them. Thx, Rick.
    What is your goal pack weight? What is the weight of the listed gear.

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    I dont know what you use now, but I can say the ULA ohm is great. My wife uses one, (I have a circuit)- she loves hers.


    Can't go wrong with good down TQ/UQ's. It still amazes me at how light our sleeping gear is, and we are good down into the teens easily.


    The cuber fiber stuff seems impressive weight wise- just not cost-wise lol.

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    Rick68's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by grhughes View Post
    What is your goal pack weight? What is the weight of the listed gear.
    All of the items are less then 9lbs, and my goal is to save what is left of my back.

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    Rick68's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cholla28 View Post
    Looks cool to me! I really like the "burly" lawson ti stakes... more holding power than the regular ti for sure. Any reason why youre looking at a 12 foot tarp ridgeline? I know some like a 12 foot, but I think it definitely makes it harder to find trees to fit it, and an 11 foot hammock fits with about a foot of space on each side with an 11 foot hammock RL around 83 percent. I see that you have a 10 ft. Netty so that would be even more space with an 11 foot tarp. I have also read and heard that the HG cuben with doors is not very wide compared to other tarps with doors and getting them fully closed easily. I would go with a winter palace .. Obviously not cheap at all. If I really got what I wanted it would be a winter palace with doors only on one end. Most never use both sides, and maybe you can get it cheaper than a full WP. That being said HYOH!!! and a standard cuben tarp with doors is still an excellent purchase.
    Yea I agree and I am gonna go with the palace at 11' .

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    I've been going through a similar process. I'm down to the tarp, UQ, and pack. I'm currently debating going with a ULM pack or an even lighter one from another supplier. I'm 6'2" so fit is a concern on a mail order pack. I have a synthetic UQ so going to down is probably lower on my list than a light Cuben tarp.

    I know the WBRR isn't the lightest but I've got RLS and it's the only hammock that I've been able to hang in all night. Maybe if I give up the coffee a lighter one would work. (Shug frowns.)

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    Senior Member Canahang's Avatar
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    Also check out zimmerbuilt packs. They do custom work so that might be a good option. And the weights are super reasonable for the size of the packs.

    I would agree that a HG winter palace is worth the extra 100$ and 2oz for the coverage. It'll probably be my next purchase.

    If you really wanna be a gram weenie then you could save like 1 oz using whoopies and a MSH for suspension but cinch buckles are probably more versatile

    Good luck with this. I'm also interested in lightweight as I don't like to carry a heavy pack. Hope it doesn't only lighten your wallet

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    whoopies/kevlar huggers would save some weight. If I was using anything less than a Circuit, I'd wanna shave as much as possible.

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    45-50 lbs? that's a load. what were some of the heavier items in the old setup?

    btw; great direction with the items you have listed.

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