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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I'm working on a angled back cut. The top should be about 2" longer than the ridge-line before finishing and the bottom should be about 8" longer so that when the hole closes up the top won't sag and the bottom will still have enough material to close up around the hammock. It would probably save a few grams of weight too.
    That's the same thing I was gonna do. I'll start with those dimensions & see how well it closes.

    I'm also waiting on some samples of 108" wide Black Tulle. If it looks as good as the 54" stuff I've been getting from Joann's, I'll order a roll. My goal is to eliminate the 60" x 24" strip from the bottom and cut the whole net out of one piece of fabric. This would also allow the option of increasing the depth of the net (weight penalty, of course) clear up to 53" or so. The other thing I'm playing with is a lightweight polyester ribbon edging. I wanna try a couple & see what kinda weight versus strength it adds to the net.

    So many possible options.

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    I recently made a modification to the kit with a new, improved, and lighter bug net. here is a thread on it: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=21063.

    So easy I even sewed this one myself.
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  3. #33
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    Just got the Grand Trunk UL 12oz hammock in the mail, along with an order for the MLD UL hammock tarp...with an approximate total of 8.21ounces with the suspension (whoopies and tree huggers, using a found stick for marlin spike and hitch) and tarp. that will bring me to a total of 20.21 oz, decent by any but the most hardcore ultralighter's standard! I realize that the Nano7 is ~5 oz lighter but seriously, for the average doofus bumbling around in the woods, is that REALLY significant???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatland View Post
    Just got the Grand Trunk UL 12oz hammock in the mail, along with an order for the MLD UL hammock tarp...with an approximate total of 8.21ounces with the suspension (whoopies and tree huggers, using a found stick for marlin spike and hitch) and tarp. that will bring me to a total of 20.21 oz, decent by any but the most hardcore ultralighter's standard! I realize that the Nano7 is ~5 oz lighter but seriously, for the average doofus bumbling around in the woods, is that REALLY significant???
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    Significance is in the eye of the one with the scale!

    Part of the drill for going toward lightweight is to reduce weight where possible. Only the pack wearer can say what weight is "light enough"!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Absolutely. I guess it depends on what you are searching for. There are a few of us that like to challenge ourselves with how light we can go and still do it in fun and comfort. At that level saving 5 grams on a piece of gear can be considered a good thing.

    That said, I'm glad you are happy with your rig. That is the ultimate goal in any gear.
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    I agree...when I hiked in college my pack was probably 4-5 times heavier than it is now. I had never heard of light or ultralight camping, and was lugging around a 7 pound Kelty external frame pack and a car camping bag that probably weighed just as much! Now I consider my base weight (8-12 pounds) to be great for me. Although it's always nice to do a day hike or trail run and just carry a day pack that weighs even less.

    Still, I like Sgt. Rock's challenge of trying to put together a sub-pound set-up...maybe I'll get there at some point.

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    Rock just a thought, maybe you could use it somewhere. Its the lightest biner that will support us guys less than probably 250lbs. Its the micro 3, it weight 8g has a 400kg breaking strength. I look to replace my dutch clips with them. Im too lazy to do a toggle, prefer just to clip it. Thought you might be able to find some use for it somewhere.

    nice setup.

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    That is awful darn light.
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    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.

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