I had an idea for packing the hammock that I haven't seen mentioned, and was wondering if anybody had tried, and if I am missing its major downfall. That is rolling the hammock, pad and sleeping bag into one roll, and putting the whole thing into a single stuffstack/drysack? (This would be for backpacking). So far my test packing reveals that a Claytor Expedition with Thermarest Ridgeline pad and BA down bag will roll up to 10" dia x 21". With the sleeping bag and a blue CCF it will roll to 8.5" dia, and with a CCF only it rolls to 7" diameter.
The 7" CCF roll is about the same size as my Thermarest by itself, and could easily go on my current backpack setup, strapped to the bottom of a internal frame pack. The 10" all-in-one arrangement would still be easily mounted to an external frame. It was the idea of strapping everything to a frame that got me thinking. Also read an article on gearskins packing system where they fold everything into the skin - groundcloth/pad/sleepingbag/tarp, lay food/clothing bags on top, fold up into a bundle and wrap. Accessing items seemed cumbersome in that system. But if 3 components of the sleep system were combined into 1 strap-on piece as above, then you could get away with a youth size main compartment (or home-brew smaller/lighter main compartment) for the rest of your gear. Just a thought. Feedback?