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    Senior Member Crocodile Sanders's Avatar
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    Added the snake skins, then pulled everything down and took some weights, just 'cause this curious mind wanted to know. Weights were taken with a legal for trade scale.

    Results are skewed high because the tarp is wet (with no chance to dry out today), but that makes the trail weight a bit more realistic in my opinion. I didn't weigh the webbing that I used for tree straps as it is temporary and overly long.

    36.46 oz: Hammock and whoopie slings in snake skins, with a length of 550 cord inside to be an internal ridge line

    1.16 oz: 2 ea 16" spreaders made from flooring tongue (not required, could easily make on trail)

    21.04 oz: Tarp

    2.34 oz: roughly 35' of 550 cord for tarp ridge line with 2 ea 550 cord ridge line loops and S-biners

    0.38 oz: 2 ea toggles

    1.04 oz: 2 ea guy lines for tarp

    1 oz: 2 ea aluminum stakes for tarp

    Total weight 64.84 oz (4.052 lb)

    For a comparison, I weighed my son's HH rig, it came in at 57.34 oz (3.583 lbs) dry.

    The biggest contributor to the difference between the two hammocks is likely the double bottom on the Claytor, with the wetness of the tarp making a significant but smaller contribution. I'll weigh everything again sometime when all is dry.
    Last edited by Crocodile Sanders; 01-22-2012 at 12:46.
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    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
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    What tarp is your son using with his HH? If it is the stock/standard diamond tarp, it will weigh between 9 and 13 oz, compared to the larger 21 oz Claytor diamond tarp. But the Claytor gives better coverage.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Senior Member Crocodile Sanders's Avatar
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    I'm uncertain which his tarp is, but I just weighed it separately and it came at just 15.04 ounces with its rigging attached. Wow I really guessed wrong about where the weight difference would be! Looks like the tarp is most of it!
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    I'm so happy to hear you like it. I knew you would. I had too many hammocks and the hubby was giving me that look, tell me it's time to get rid of a few.
    Enjoy the peace and serenity of hangin in the woods...
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    Senior Member Crocodile Sanders's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    I'm so happy to hear you like it. I knew you would. I had too many hammocks and the hubby was giving me that look, tell me it's time to get rid of a few.
    Enjoy the peace and serenity of hangin in the woods...
    I LOVE IT!!!! But I really want to know, how many hammocks is too many hammocks????
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