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    help with suspension

    Hello HF people, I just ordered my first hammock for backpacking today, a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1 DL. This is all new to me so bare with me. I'm kinda a gram weenie, moving to a hammock is raising my solo pack weight by 18 oz. (kinda a lot). My question is I see a lot of people switching out their suspension so what is the absolute lightest rig out there including huggers. I'm new to this! So if you could describe in detail these setups I would appreciate it. Thanks Kurt

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    I may be wrong but I believe dynaglide whoopie slings with an aluminum arrow shaft toggle is the lightest set up. That and 1"(or even 3/4") wide by 5/6/7/8/etc (depending on the size of your trees) foot tree huggers.

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    From my understanding, ChrisH got it right on the button!

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    SgtRock has a nice lightweight rig described here . If I remember right that was part and parcel of his sub 5 lb base weight system.

    can't get there starting with your Blackbird.

    But you'll be living the life of Riley inside that thing. Tradeoffs.
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    Thumbs up much thanks

    Thanks for the help guys, I think I have a good idea on what i'm going to do now.

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    I hope you gain that 18ozs back in comfort and consistent sleep night after night.
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    Hi Krshome

    Have a look at this one.

    It's the weight's I saved going from the stock WB straps to dynaglide whoopies, 1" tree straps and toogles

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=21750

    Hope that helps.
    I am a GEAR JUNKIE and GRAM COUNTER !!

    There, It's out. I said it, Ahh I feel better now

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