"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
It's always best if your an early riser!
Thanks to all for welcoming me and my question, and for all the great advice. My thinking now is to sneak up gradually on my own "ultimate UL hammock solution" in increments, learning and re-learning as I go.
So . . . I'm thinking to start off I may get the Nano hammock, $60 at Amazon right now, and see if I am comfortable in it. If I am, then I can build the rest of my system around it. If not, I'm not out any big bucks, and I'm sure someone else will want it at the right resale proce.
I have a Gossamer Gear Spinn Twinn tarp that weighs 10 oz. Obviously heavier than I will want eventually, but if it is long enough to work as a hammock tarp, it will get me started and I can look to buy or make a cuben replacement at some point to cut that weight in half.
My JRB quilts can serve as top or underquilts, so no need to buy anything new, at least right away. I will need to do something for bug protection; may have to communicate with Papa Smurf about his offerings in this department, or try to make something on my own.
If the GT Nano doesn't work, don't give up hope. There are other hammocks that are a slightly larger than the Nano that will provide more comfort if that is an issue. The Ghost DIY hammock and even the GT Ultralight are low-cost, low-weight, and low-bulk options for the weight-conscious hanger.
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But I guess an even better example of dual, even triple use, is if you have a pad which could be used as a sit pad, in your pack and finally as insulation in a hammock ( or even if forced to ground).
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I was wondering if it would be a good idea one even feasible to sew a pad pocket of light mesh onto the bottom of the Nano tarp. I tend to move/roll around a lot when sleeping and im concerned that I'd probably end up off any pad I had in the tarp with me.
. . . in favor of BIAS Weight Weenie - almost as light, more generously sized, right-priced. Should be good!