OK, so now that I have decided to become a complete convert, I'm in the process of rethinkig/revamping/upgrading and redoing my kit. So any pointers what more do I need?
1. I would like to go as light as possible but without sacrificing too much comfort. Also I like simplicity and ease of use.
2. I'm 6'4''/270 pounds so can't really go UL.
3. I have some bits from my ground dwelling days, it would be nice to keep them (I love my tarp).
HAMMOCK: Custom double layer with netting (can't be completely removed, only stowed away) - Woodsman X from UKhammocks. 27.5 oz.
SUSPENTION: Webbing, ring buckle and ti dutch clips.
ISOLATION: Custom top/under down quilts, both about 20F, total about 3 pounds (not arrived yet).
TARP: Over the ridgeline IntegralDesign siltarp3 (12x10), 6 x 2mm dynema lines, TI stakes, dutchware. Total 30 oz.
Tarp goes in to a drybag (2oz) and everything compressed with ridgeline.
Hammock + suspention in a bishop bag and in a big drybag (3oz) with quilts.
So I'm looking for any advice on what gadgets are worth the extra weight, what I might need and what can be binned.
Now I have doubts/thoughts on:
- snake skins (I'm quite happy with stuffing in a drybag),
- tri bags (I was thinking to use bishop bag from the hammock for that/as a pillow),
- triangle thingies for UQ (I was hoping to replace them with cords/prussic loops),
- ridgeline organizer (can't I just hang things on the ridgeline?),
- ground sheet, very usefull when GD under a tarp but does it help to have it under a hammock?
- gear hammock, I have light (6oz) small hammock/chair for chilling that can be used for storing gear
- a dedicated pillow, so far I have been "surviving" on a stuffed drybag,
Any other commodities? I had my GD system really streamlined and "versatilized", but with the hammock I need to do that thinking all over..