Hello everyone. I am a newbie to hammocks this year. I have learned alot and getting some wonderful ideas from this site. I am trying to get as lite as possible or as lite as my wallet will allow me right now. Currently everything is coming in at about 27#. This includes hammock, tarp, all ropes, pack, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, cook set, hygiene, first aid, filter, and clothing. My goal is to be at no more than 25# including food and water. Is there a rough average of weight? Am I way off? I look forward to learning more from everyone and hopefully I will have something good to return to also.