However, I'll definitely end up using the travel blanket as insulation for a dog bed once it gets cold enough for it.
I`m in clarke nx 250 for summer Kifaru woobie x2 one under one over , for winter Carinthia survival down sleeping bag plus down exped mat never been cold even below 28 c
Total summer rig $700
Total winter extreme rig $850 pricey but quick simple and 100% never cold not heavy not bulky . Tarp for the summer etc is mountain laurels cuban fiber , and the winter is the clarkes vertex aghh! comfort cheers
OK. I'll give it a try.
BIAS WW Hammock/Suspension 65.00 ~ 12 oz
Knotty Mods 20.00 ~ 2 oz
Toxaway Tarp 95.00 ~ 14 oz
Tarp Ridgeline + Tie outs 26.00 ~ .70 oz
CCF Blue Pad 6.00 ~ 7 oz
$212.00 ~ 2.975 lb
*You can go cheaper on the Tarp RL. Prices & Specs on TRL taken from Sgt Rock's kit, so you probably can't go any, better or lighter. Thnx Rock!
So this is very close to a $200 dollar, Sub 3 lb kit w/o bugnet sans top insulation.
Last edited by Rolloff; 07-05-2012 at 00:25.
That comes to $194.99. Not bad!
My gear on the cheap:
- Hammock: Butt In A Sling Weight Weenie Hammock with suspension kit and ridgeline: $55 (8.5 oz. hammock + 4 oz. for suspension = 12.5 oz.).
- Net: BIAS Buginator Net - $60 (8.8 oz.)
- Tarp: Hammock Bliss Shelter - $50 (17 oz.)
- Bottom insulation - CCF Pad - $10 (7 oz.)
Total - $175/2.83 lbs.
Now carrying the Mini Tattoo Stove!
Light weight. Low prices. Great gear.
Great thread and good sound advise and info all around, thanks all for contributing.
I am looking for the cheapest hammock with a insect net. So far, I am considering the Byer of Maine Moskito Traveller Hammock for about $40 and the Grand Trunk Ultralight Skeeter Beeter Hammock for about $60. Are their cheaper alternatives with a net?
I also plan on getting a camo tarp; any suggestions? Thanks.
After my purchases and trial & error, I think DIY is the way to go, unless you can find a used setup somewhere.