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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    Set me up with an ultralight hammock system

    Give me some setups for an ultralight hammock system. I do need a removable bug net and a versatile tarp.

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    Senior Member WV's Avatar
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    Hammock guru

    "What is money? Money is nothing. Send me all your money."
    - Baba Gottagetamoolah
    (stolen from the Car Guys on NPR)

    Works for "Ultralight", too.

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    Senior Member HeathC's Avatar
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    i have a complete DIY rig. I haven't weighed it but i'd be willing to bet it's under 3 pounds

    Hammock: $17 4 yards 1.1 Ripstop gathered end with structural ridgeline of paracord
    Tarp: $17+$6 10x10 DIY 1.1 Ripstop "Blackcat" Hex, with silicone/mineral spirit weather proofing
    Bugnet: $12+3 4 yards Camo Tulle, hemmed together to make 10x10 net/velcro ends/rock pockets at bottom
    Whoopie Slings $22
    Tree Straps: 30 feet webbing i had
    Marlin Spikes $1.50 3" x 1/4" Cotter pins

    Total: $78.50

    Fun DIY project: Priceless

    Sorry i don't have pics yet!

    The Bugnet can be un-velcroed at one end and "shower curtained" to one side or the other and taking off completely. I'm thinking about hemming a channel on the bottom of the net and running a line through so i can cinch it up tight when i'm in the hammock, but for now the rock pockets work fine.
    Last edited by HeathC; 05-13-2012 at 15:25.

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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    $300 ish. I have no sewing machine/skills

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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    Not looking for quilts (yet). Just hammock, bug net and tarp. I would like the tarp to be good for the ground also.

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    Senior Member olzeke's Avatar
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    I would think one of the lightest ways to go would be something like a War Bonnet Traveler 12 -16 oz, a Travel net 8 oz, and an OES Micro 7 oz or OES Standard 10 oz. For my $, I would go with the Standard as it would give you another 12" on each side. Makes porch mode that much better.

    I listed both weights for the Traveler. The 1.1 single will do for those who weigh less than 200, and the 1.7 single for those less than 250. Going with the 1.7 single, the total weight for the kit would be 16+8+10=34 oz, or 2# 2oz. Not including guy lines, quilts, or any other hardware. $226

    The OES tarps are great for going to ground. I have used mine when I cowboy camp and it starts to rain during the night. I have also set it up over a bug net when I thought it was going to pour, but the bugs were bad at dusk.

    Last edited by olzeke; 05-13-2012 at 11:58.

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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    you said UL ... how light are you trying to get with only $300.. it's going to limit how low you can go. The big thing that will limit you is Traps
    cost of Cuben tarps are not cheap but they are the way to go if your a ULer

    but hammock,tarp,BN
    i would think

    Nano 7
    warbonnet bug net
    OES standard

    that would be under $300
    and with the leftover cash set it up with Dynaglide Whoopie Slings,Dutch hooks and tree straps

    but to get any lower it's going to cost you
    Cuben tarp will weight 1/2 of a standard
    quilts look at M50 or 7D
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Senior Member jbrianb's Avatar
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    Butt in a Sling Weight Weenie Micro Hammock (11 feet long, 52 inches wide): 6 oz. ($50)
    Wilderness Logics bug net: 8 oz. ($65)

    Spend the rest finding a light tarp.
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    Now carrying the Mini Tattoo Stove!
    Light weight. Low prices. Great gear.

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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    $300 ish. That means under $450 obviously. Lol

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    Senior Member SkunkApe's Avatar
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    Looking for the weenie micro

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