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    Quote Originally Posted by ame View Post
    Ok, that matches my calculations:

    Jungle hammock & fly 1600 g
    UL SS #2 down bag 824 g
    Air pad 150 455 g
    Air pillow 90 g

    Total weight just under 3 kg (6.5 lbs)

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    Gram Weenie in the making?

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    In the big picture, a 5 lb shelter is way within my backpacking specs...when you factor in the weight reduction vs a tent and sleeping pad.
    Can backpackers here get a "lighter" hammock set-up...absolutely. IMHO, they will trade comfort and/or weatherproofness to get it. It is the choice we all make on individual criteria.

    I have backpacked 100 miles in a week carrying a tent set-up weighing more than 8 lbs (tent, pad, bag).
    Do I want to do that again...hell NO! But my Claytor set-up weighs 6-6.5 lbs max (bag variance). Still better and more comfortable!

    And again, I can't repeat enough...I could "lighten up" my load by losing the extra 15-20 lbs I carry everyday! Hell, that weight reduction wouldn't cost a dime!
    Welcome to the forums, AnimalControl!

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Gram Weenie in the making?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Welcome to the forums, AnimalControl!

    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!
    I bet a 50 lb canvas tent would make a 200 rod portage way too much fun!!

    I've been to BWCA 3 times and it just might be heaven on earth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ame View Post
    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.

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    I hate to say it... but this is not "gram weenie in the making". This is gram weenie in the here and now. The rationalizations are starting to kick in. Those of us who are not gram weenies at all do not worry about what something weighs because we already know what can be replaced with something lighter but either don't worry about it or don't want to spend the money. Unfortunately ame there is no cure that I have ever seen. There may be rehab programs but they rarely work without a great deal of white knuckle therapy. You have my sympathy.
    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.

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    Yeah, I'm actually going to go buy some scales and start weighing things myself.

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