I'm with you, any hammock setup is going to be lighter than my old tent setup in my ground dweller days. Heck, back in the day, I used to pack in a CANVAS tent into the BWCA that weighed 50 lbs! And some of these guys talk about 50 Oz setups!
Perhaps! I like to know how much each thing weighs, so that I know what I can replace later with something lighter. I also know that a 10 kg pack (25lbs) is heavy but not too heavy.
Of course, when I think about the weight I have to anticipate carrying water too. At 1 kg per L it can easily be the most significant weight you are carrying.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
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Actually, being a gram weenie is the new black. Seriously though, I am weighing all my stuff because I am going on a trip to Australia. I am flying with a *really cheap* airline, and they have draconian luggage rules- if you're even slightly over the weight limit, they charge you lots!
IIRC I can have 10kg as cabin baggage, and 20kg in the hold. It's not much, but I want to use it all efficiently. I might have to wear 5 tshirts and 2 coats so that they don't count as baggage.
Yeah, I'm actually going to go buy some scales and start weighing things myself.