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    MAD777's Avatar
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    I was using a Tarptent Rainbow on the ground with a 3/4 length inflatable air mattress.
    My volume went up maybe 10% when I switched to hammocks with a top quilt and 3/4 length underquilt.
    Mike
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    Senior Member packeagle's Avatar
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    Here is a comparison of my ground and hammock kits on my failed attempt of a blog.
    http://packeagle-thesquawk.blogspot....eight.html?m=1

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    Senior Member Trooper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funny Money View Post
    Bora 80?

    You can carry BOTH setups!
    I have a Gregory 65. I can carry a WBBB, 12' Hex tarp, TQ and UQ with enough room for a weeks worth of food, 4 liters of water, and a change of clothes.

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    This is a great discussion. I'm already subscribed. Do any of you all need to carry a bear canister?

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I was using a Tarptent Rainbow on the ground with a 3/4 length inflatable air mattress.
    My volume went up maybe 10% when I switched to hammocks with a top quilt and 3/4 length underquilt.
    But your comfort volume went up exponentially I do hope)))))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    But your comfort volume went up exponentially I do hope)))))
    Shug
    100% and then some!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedivergary View Post
    This is a great discussion. I'm already subscribed. Do any of you all need to carry a bear canister?
    If i did, I'd prob mount something external if needbe
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedivergary View Post
    This is a great discussion. I'm already subscribed. Do any of you all need to carry a bear canister?
    It's not a bad idea in my area. The solution is external - make your buddy carry it!
    ‟Im in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.″ John Steinbeck

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    I cant remember where I saw it but I found a page on some site that showed the differences between ultralight tent setups vs ultralight hammock setups. It compared the weights and volume and if I remember correctly hammocks are much less weight for the summer seasons than ground shelters. Spring and fall they were even and winter seasons, the hammock was slightly heavier and bulkier than ground shelters. Either way, Ill take the comfort and put up with few more ounces if and when I ever start backpacking in the winter seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    I have a Gregory 65. I can carry a WBBB, 12' Hex tarp, TQ and UQ with enough room for a weeks worth of food, 4 liters of water, and a change of clothes.
    Similar deal for me.

    Gregory 55 (I think)
    WBBB (1.7 DL - The big boy)
    Hex
    3/4 UQ
    and still using a MTN HRDWR 32* Bag as a TQ

    Plus I carry a 2 person cook kit as I go with my wife.

    I throw that tarp on the outside of the pack. Sleeping bag and cook kit are the largest volume items.

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